Margaret Fitch

Summary

Affiliation: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi Young women's experiences with breast cancer: an imperative for tailored information and support
    Margaret I Fitch
    Oncology Nursing and Supportive Care, Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre, Toronto, ON
    Can Oncol Nurs J 18:74-86. 2008
  2. ncbi Screening for distress: responding is a critical function for oncology nurses
    Margaret I Fitch
    Patient and Family Support, Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, T Wing, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5
    Can Oncol Nurs J 22:12-30. 2012
  3. ncbi Measuring trends in performance across time: providing information to cancer patients
    Margaret I Fitch
    Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON M4N 3N5
    Can Oncol Nurs J 23:247-61. 2013
  4. ncbi Challenges having conversations about sexuality in ambulatory settings: part II--health care provider perspectives
    Margaret I Fitch
    Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5
    Can Oncol Nurs J 23:182-96. 2013
  5. ncbi A Canadian online survey of oncology nurses' perspectives on the defining characteristics and assessment of breakthrough pain in cancer
    Margaret I Fitch
    Odette Cancer Centre T2 234, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5
    Can Oncol Nurs J 23:85-99. 2013
  6. ncbi Challenges having conversations about sexuality in ambulatory settings: Part I--patient perspectives
    Margaret I Fitch
    Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5
    Can Oncol Nurs J 23:4-18. 2013
  7. ncbi Perspectives of women about external breast prostheses
    Margaret I Fitch
    Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5
    Can Oncol Nurs J 22:162-74. 2012
  8. ncbi Supportive care needs of patients with advanced disease undergoing radiotherapy for symptom control
    Margaret I Fitch
    Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, T Wing, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5
    Can Oncol Nurs J 22:84-100. 2012
  9. ncbi The Fatigue Pictogram: assessing the psychometrics of a new screening tool
    Margaret I Fitch
    Odette Cancer Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, T Wing, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5
    Can Oncol Nurs J 22:42-52. 2012
  10. ncbi Radical cystectomy for bladder cancer: a qualitative study of patient experiences and implications for practice
    Margaret I Fitch
    Odette Cancer Centre, Toronto, ON
    Can Oncol Nurs J 20:177-87. 2010

Detail Information

Publications73

  1. ncbi Young women's experiences with breast cancer: an imperative for tailored information and support
    Margaret I Fitch
    Oncology Nursing and Supportive Care, Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre, Toronto, ON
    Can Oncol Nurs J 18:74-86. 2008
    ..Many found services did not match their requirements and they urged the creation of services tailored to their unique needs...
  2. ncbi Screening for distress: responding is a critical function for oncology nurses
    Margaret I Fitch
    Patient and Family Support, Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, T Wing, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5
    Can Oncol Nurs J 22:12-30. 2012
    ....
  3. ncbi Measuring trends in performance across time: providing information to cancer patients
    Margaret I Fitch
    Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON M4N 3N5
    Can Oncol Nurs J 23:247-61. 2013
    ..The profile we create from the data assists us in making informed decisions about patient education initiatives...
  4. ncbi Challenges having conversations about sexuality in ambulatory settings: part II--health care provider perspectives
    Margaret I Fitch
    Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5
    Can Oncol Nurs J 23:182-96. 2013
    ..The findings support the need to clarify role expectations for cancer nurses, as well as other members of the cancer care team, about patient care regarding sexuality, and the provision of education to support the expected role...
  5. ncbi A Canadian online survey of oncology nurses' perspectives on the defining characteristics and assessment of breakthrough pain in cancer
    Margaret I Fitch
    Odette Cancer Centre T2 234, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5
    Can Oncol Nurs J 23:85-99. 2013
    ..Survey findings support the debilitating impact of BTPc, but further education is needed to advance the quality and consistency in pain assessment...
  6. ncbi Challenges having conversations about sexuality in ambulatory settings: Part I--patient perspectives
    Margaret I Fitch
    Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5
    Can Oncol Nurs J 23:4-18. 2013
    ..However, there is increasing evidence that conversations about these consequences are not happening often between cancer patients and their health care providers. This is especially the case in busy ambulatory settings...
  7. ncbi Perspectives of women about external breast prostheses
    Margaret I Fitch
    Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5
    Can Oncol Nurs J 22:162-74. 2012
    ..The study findings can guide oncology nurses in educating women about breast prostheses...
  8. ncbi Supportive care needs of patients with advanced disease undergoing radiotherapy for symptom control
    Margaret I Fitch
    Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, T Wing, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5
    Can Oncol Nurs J 22:84-100. 2012
    ..Suggestions for practice and future research are offered to assist oncology nurses in providing supportive care to these patients...
  9. ncbi The Fatigue Pictogram: assessing the psychometrics of a new screening tool
    Margaret I Fitch
    Odette Cancer Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, T Wing, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5
    Can Oncol Nurs J 22:42-52. 2012
    ..It provides a standardized reliable and valid instrument to screen patients experiencing difficulty with fatigue and set the stage for a conversation about this bothersome side effect...
  10. ncbi Radical cystectomy for bladder cancer: a qualitative study of patient experiences and implications for practice
    Margaret I Fitch
    Odette Cancer Centre, Toronto, ON
    Can Oncol Nurs J 20:177-87. 2010
    ..Patients require clear, concise and consistent information about their cancer, treatment options, and course of care. Nurses caring for patients following surgery for bladder cancer need to understand the unique needs of these patients...
  11. ncbi Perspectives of husbands of women with breast cancer: impact and response
    Margaret I Fitch
    Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre, Toronto, ON
    Can Oncol Nurs J 17:66-78. 2007
    ..Cancer nurses need to be aware of this impact, acknowledge the sense of vulnerability it can create in male partners, and work to find effective ways to support them...
  12. doi Bisphosphonate therapy for metastatic bone disease: the pivotal role of nurses in patient education
    Margaret I Fitch
    Oncology Nursing and Supportive Care, Odette Cancer Centre, Toronto, Canada
    Oncol Nurs Forum 35:709-13. 2008
    ....
  13. ncbi Living after cancer: challenges in being a survivor
    Margaret I Fitch
    Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre
    Can Oncol Nurs J 18:47-50. 2008
    ..We are also beginning to recognize that the late and long-term effects are more prevalent, serious, and persistent than was originally expected...
  14. ncbi Perspectives of husbands of women with breast cancer: information needs
    Margaret I Fitch
    Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre, Toronto, ON
    Can Oncol Nurs J 17:79-90. 2007
    ..They found little information specifically directed to partners. Assessment by cancer nurses ought to include the male partner's needs for information and his capacity to process information throughout the cancer experience...
  15. ncbi Supportive care framework
    Margaret I Fitch
    Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre, Toronto, ON
    Can Oncol Nurs J 18:6-24. 2008
    ..As a conceptual framework, it may be a useful tool for service or program planning, a basis to organize educational approaches in cancer care, or as a model underpinning research projects...
  16. ncbi Information needs of adolescents when a mother is diagnosed with breast cancer
    Margaret I Fitch
    Psychosocial and Behavioral Research Unit, Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre, Toronto, ON
    Can Oncol Nurs J 17:16-25. 2007
    ..Cancer nurses can assist women diagnosed with breast cancer plan how to support their adolescent children and meet the needs for information...
  17. doi A performance measurement tool for cancer patient information and satisfaction
    Margaret I Fitch
    Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada
    J Cancer Educ 26:612-8. 2011
    ..89 and 0.92, respectively). The newly designed Cancer Information Importance/Satisfaction Scale is a reliable measure and can be easily applied as a performance indicator...
  18. ncbi Caring for the caregivers: Innovative program for oncology nurses
    Margaret I Fitch
    Psychosocial and Behavioural Research Unit, Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre, Toronto, Ontario
    Can Oncol Nurs J 16:110-22. 2006
    ..The program achieved its aims and is recommended for ongoing implementation...
  19. ncbi The fatigue pictogram: psychometric evaluation of a new clinical tool
    Margaret I Fitch
    Patient and Family Support Program, Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre, Toronto, ON
    Can Oncol Nurs J 21:205-17. 2011
    ..The new Fatigue Pictogram was easy to administer and score in a busy clinical setting. It provides a standardized reliable and valid instrument to identify patients experiencing difficulty with fatigue...
  20. doi Bone metastases from advanced cancers: clinical implications and treatment options
    Margaret Fitch
    Patient and Family Support Program, Odette Cancer Centre, Toronto, Canada
    Clin J Oncol Nurs 13:701-10. 2009
    ..Ongoing research may lead to improvements in skeletal health monitoring and management for patients with malignant bone disease...
  21. doi Screening for distress: a role for oncology nursing
    Margaret I Fitch
    Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Curr Opin Oncol 23:331-7. 2011
    ..Interest in screening for distress in cancer patients has escalated in recent years. Despite widespread acknowledgement that screening ought to occur in daily practice, relatively few examples of successful programs exist...
  22. ncbi Identifying supportive care needs of women with ovarian cancer
    Margaret I Fitch
    Patient and Family Support Program, Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario
    Can Oncol Nurs J 20:66-74. 2010
    ..Suggestions for practice and future research are offered to assist oncology nurses in providing care to these women...
  23. ncbi Supportive care needs of individuals with lung cancer
    Margaret I Fitch
    Oncology Nursing and Supportive Care, Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre
    Can Oncol Nurs J 20:15-22. 2010
    ..g., lack of energy, fears about cancer spreading, not being able to do the things you used to do). Suggestions for practice and future research are offered to improve the care for this group of patients...
  24. ncbi Patients' experiences with cognitive changes after chemotherapy
    Margaret I Fitch
    Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre
    Can Oncol Nurs J 18:180-92. 2008
    ..When asked what nurses could do to assist them in managing this side effect, participants emphasized how important it is for them to have information about the potential for cognitive change at the beginning of their treatment...
  25. ncbi Exploring patient experiences and self-initiated strategies for living with cancer-related fatigue
    Margaret I Fitch
    Odette Cancer Centre, Toronto, ON
    Can Oncol Nurs J 18:124-40. 2008
    ..Clearly, without a systematic patient education program, patients are left to learn through trial and error what could be helpful to them in coping with the effects of fatigue...
  26. ncbi Evaluation of a workshop for survivors: Picking Up the Pieces
    Margaret Fitch
    Odette Cancer Centre, 2075 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5
    Can Oncol Nurs J 21:140-9. 2011
    ..Cancer nurses are in ideal positions to encourage women to attend workshops designed for survivors. In addition, this program could serve as a model and be adapted for patients with other types of cancer...
  27. ncbi Survivors teaching students: increasing awareness about ovarian cancer
    Margaret Fitch
    Odette Cancer Centre, 2075 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5
    Can Oncol Nurs J 21:16-26. 2011
    ..Having survivors provide the classroom session brought "a face and a voice" to the issue of ovarian cancer for the students...
  28. ncbi Understanding the supportive care needs of parents of children with cancer: an approach to local needs assessment
    Laura M J Kerr
    Queen s University, School of Nursing, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
    J Pediatr Oncol Nurs 24:279-93. 2007
    ..With further refinement, the use of the conceptual framework will provide a methodology for planning care based on the individual needs identified by parents of children with cancer...
  29. ncbi Impact of ovarian cancer perceived by women
    Doris Howell
    Psychosocial and Behavioral Research Unit, Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Center, Ontario, Canada
    Cancer Nurs 26:1-9. 2003
    ..Implications for the practice of oncology nurses involve assessment, an understanding of the profound impact that this illness has on both the woman and her family, and the need to access a variety of supportive care programs...
  30. ncbi Canadian oncology nurse work environments: part II
    Debra Bakker
    School of Nursing, Laurentian University Sudbury, ON, Canada
    Nurs Leadersh (Tor Ont) 25:68-89. 2012
    ..Future research should focus on the implementation and evaluation of strategies that address workplace issues such as nurse staffing adequacy, leadership and organizational commitment...
  31. ncbi Women's experiences with recurrent ovarian cancer
    Doris Howell
    Psychosocial and Behavioral Research Unit, Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Center, Ontario, Canada
    Cancer Nurs 26:10-7. 2003
    ....
  32. ncbi Needs of patients living with advanced disease
    Margaret I Fitch
    Psychosocial and Behavioural Research Unit, Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre
    Can Oncol Nurs J 15:230-42. 2005
    ..The over-arching perspective is one of seeing human beings as bio-psychosocial-spiritual entities. Holding this perspective has implications for assessment and interventions in caring for patients with advanced disease...
  33. ncbi Survivor dragon boating: a vehicle to reclaim and enhance life after treatment for breast cancer
    Terry L Mitchell
    Department of Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Health Care Women Int 28:122-40. 2007
    ..The interview data support the emerging hypothesis that dragon boating is a vehicle for improving women's wellness and post-treatment quality of life...
  34. doi Rehabilitation following cancer treatment
    Mary Y Egan
    Bruyère Research Institute, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Disabil Rehabil 35:2245-58. 2013
    ..The purpose of this review is to summarize current evidence regarding rehabilitation interventions to address problems during survivorship...
  35. doi Improving care for women after gynecological cancer: the development of a sexuality clinic
    Lisa Barbera
    Odette Cancer Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Menopause 18:1327-33. 2011
    ..The most common interventions were education and counseling. Patients reported high levels of satisfaction with their experience at the clinic. We hope our experience may be of assistance to others considering a similar endeavor...
  36. doi Core domains for a person-focused outcome measurement system in cancer (PROMS-Cancer Core) for routine care: a scoping review and Canadian Delphi Consensus
    Doris Howell
    University Health Network and Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Value Health 16:76-87. 2013
    ....
  37. ncbi The impact of interlink community cancer nurses on the experience of living with cancer
    Doris Howell
    Interlink Community Cancer Nurses, Toronto, Canada
    Oncol Nurs Forum 29:715-23. 2002
    ..To describe the impact of expert oncology nursing support provided by an independent nursing service, Interlink Community Cancer Nurses, on patients' experience of living with cancer...
  38. doi The changed meaning of food: Physical, social and emotional loss for patients having received radiation treatment for head and neck cancer
    Maurene McQuestion
    Radiation Medicine Program, Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, 610 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2M9, Canada
    Eur J Oncol Nurs 15:145-51. 2011
    ..There is limited research in head and neck cancer populations about the impact associated with the disruptions and daily experience related to eating problems and the meaning and significance of these changes...
  39. ncbi The needs of family members of patients receiving radioactive iodine
    Margaret I Fitch
    Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario
    Can Oncol Nurs J 13:220-31. 2003
    ..Family members provided evidence that many experienced psychosocial distress, but very few received adequate assistance for their difficulties...
  40. ncbi How haematological cancer nurses experience the threat of patients' mortality
    Doris Leung
    Lawrence S Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    J Adv Nurs 68:2175-84. 2012
    ..This article explores how cancer nurses experienced the threat of patients' mortality on malignant haematology units of one institution in Ontario, Canada...
  41. doi Canadian cancer nurses' views on recruitment and retention
    Debra Bakker
    School of Nursing, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON, Canada
    J Nurs Manag 18:205-14. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to explore oncology nurses' perceptions about recruitment and retention...
  42. ncbi Financial and family burden associated with cancer treatment in Ontario, Canada
    Christopher J Longo
    Health Services Management, DeGroote School of Business MGD 210, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Support Care Cancer 14:1077-85. 2006
    ..A questionnaire was developed to determine the direct monthly "out-of-pocket costs" (OOPC), the indirect costs, and the associated perceived family burden...
  43. ncbi Supportive care provided by physicians and nurses to women with breast cancer. Results from a population-based survey
    Ross E Gray
    Psychosocial and Behavioural Research Unit, Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre, 790 Bay Street, Suite 950, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 1N8
    Support Care Cancer 10:647-52. 2002
    ..Even brief interventions may make an important difference to how patients deal with their illness over time...
  44. doi Supportive care needs of women with gynecologic cancer
    Rose Steele
    School of Nursing, Faculty of Health, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Cancer Nurs 31:284-91. 2008
    ..Suggestions for practice and future research are offered to assist healthcare professionals in providing care to these patients...
  45. ncbi Psychosocial management of patients with recurrent ovarian cancer: treating the whole patient to improve quality of life
    Margaret I Fitch
    Oncology Nursing and Supportive Care Unit, Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre, 2075 Bayview Ave, 2nd Floor Reception, Toronto, Ontario, M4N 3M5 Canada
    Semin Oncol Nurs 19:40-53. 2003
    ..To describe the psychosocial issues affecting women with recurrent ovarian cancer and provide suggestions for screening to provide appropriate referrals...
  46. ncbi 'Nothing fit me': nationwide consultations with young women with breast cancer
    Judy Gould
    Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Health Expect 9:158-73. 2006
    ....
  47. doi Opinions from the experts: exploring what prostate cancer patients should know about post-operative radiotherapy
    Laura D'Alimonte
    Department of Radiation Therapy, Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    J Cancer Educ 28:509-15. 2013
    ..There was disagreement between professions on essential questions, mostly between nurses and urologists in the side-effects domain. There was agreement between all professions regarding which questions should be avoided. ..
  48. ncbi Utilization of complementary/alternative services by women with breast cancer
    Ross E Gray
    Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre, Psychosocial and Behavioural Research Unit, Ontario, Canada
    J Health Soc Policy 16:75-84. 2003
    ..Patients would welcome experimentation with service models in which CAM practitioners and cancer specialists collaborate in providing care...
  49. ncbi Multiple myeloma: the patient's perspective
    Donnaleen Vlossak
    Odette Cancer Centre, Toronto, ON
    Can Oncol Nurs J 18:141-51. 2008
    ..While specialized physical care will always be very important, the time has come for nurses to listen more carefully to the psychosocial concerns of this group...
  50. ncbi Introducing a patient-focused care map in colorectal surgery: a pilot qualitative study of patients' and surgical oncology nurses' experiences
    Jason Sawyer
    Acute Pain Service, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
    Can Oncol Nurs J 18:25-33. 2008
    ..Nurses were positive about the care map overall, but felt they could have contributed more in the development and planning stages of the care map. Overall, the implementation of our patient-centred care map was a success...
  51. ncbi Breast cancer information dissemination strategies--finding out what works
    Margaret I Fitch
    Sunnybrook and Women s Health Sciences Centre, Toronto
    Can Oncol Nurs J 17:206-18. 2007
    ..This article highlights the study findings, including implications for practice, education, and research...
  52. ncbi Travelling for radiation cancer treatment: patient satisfaction
    Margaret I Fitch
    Psychosocial and Behavioural Research Unit, Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre, Coordinator, Supportive Care, Cancer Care Ontario
    Can Oncol Nurs J 15:107-19. 2005
    ..Provision of information and support are important to cancer patients having to travel for cancer treatment...
  53. ncbi Ovarian cancer
    Margaret I Fitch
    Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre, Ontario
    Can Nurse 102:16-20. 2006
    ..Women with ovarian cancer are living longer and with an improved quality of life. Nurses are in a key position to increase awareness and provide support and information about coping with the disease and side-effects of treatment...
  54. ncbi Women's experiences with ovarian cancer: reflections on being diagnosed
    Margaret Fitch
    Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre, Toronto Sunnybrook Psychosocial and Behavioral Research Unit, Toronto, Ontario
    Can Oncol Nurs J 12:152-68. 2002
    ..Clearly, the subtle, nebulous nature of the symptoms confounded the diagnosis of ovarian cancer for these women, resulting in patient delays and physician delays...
  55. ncbi Prospective evaluation of fatigue during a course of curative radiotherapy for localised prostate cancer
    Cyril Danjoux
    Radiation Oncologist, Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, M4N 3M5, Canada
    Support Care Cancer 15:1169-76. 2007
    ..To prospectively evaluate radiation-induced fatigue among patients undergoing curative radiotherapy at the Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre using two different instruments...
  56. ncbi A consultation with Canadian rural women with breast cancer
    Ross E Gray
    Ontario Breast Cancer Community Research Initiative, Sunnybrook and Women s Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Health Expect 7:40-50. 2004
    ..In this study, results from a Canadian focus group study are used to highlight issues of importance to rural women...
  57. ncbi The role of nurses in preserving patients' functional independence: Zoledronic acid--evidence and experience in metastatic bone disease
    Margaret I Fitch
    Oncology Nursing and Supportive Care, Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4N 3M5
    Eur J Oncol Nurs 11:S27. 2007
  58. ncbi Why patients with lung cancer do not want help with some needs
    Rose Steele
    School of Nursing, Rm 342 HNES Building, Faculty of Health, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Support Care Cancer 16:251-9. 2008
    ..The purpose of this exploratory study was to understand what motivates patients to ask or not ask for assistance when they have expressed need in specific areas...
  59. doi Cancer distress screening data: translating knowledge into clinical action for a quality response
    Doris Howell
    University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Palliat Support Care 12:39-51. 2014
    ....
  60. ncbi Knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and practices regarding breast and cervical cancer screening in selected ethnocultural groups in Northwestern Ontario
    Darlene Steven
    Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
    Oncol Nurs Forum 31:305-11. 2004
    ..To examine the knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and practices regarding breast and cervical cancer screening in selected ethnocultural groups (i.e., Italian, Ukranian, Finnish, and the native population) in Northwestern Ontario, Canada...
  61. doi A qualitative assessment of a provincial quality improvement strategy for pancreatic cancer surgery
    Frances C Wright
    Division of General Surgery, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Ann Surg Oncol 18:629-35. 2011
    ..We assessed perceptions and actions of Ontario surgeons to this QI strategy...
  62. ncbi Living with ovarian cancer: women's perspectives on treatment and treatment decision-making
    Margaret I Fitch
    Psychosocial and Behavioral Research Unit, Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre TSRCC, Toronto, Ontario
    Can Oncol Nurs J 13:8-20. 2003
    ..Three prominent themes emerged during the analysis: 1) initial treatment plans were overwhelming, 2) involvement in treatment decision-making was minimal, and 3) treatment had many side effects and complications...
  63. ncbi Cancer nursing in Ontario: defining nursing roles
    Margaret I Fitch
    Psychosocial and Behavioral Research Unit, Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre, Toronto, Ontario
    Can Oncol Nurs J 13:28-44. 2003
    ..It is shared in anticipation that the work may be useful to oncology nurses in other jurisdictions in their efforts to advance oncology nursing and improvement of patient care...
  64. ncbi Patient perspectives on the impact of receiving radioactive iodine: implications for practice
    Petrina N McGrath
    Sunnybrook and Women s College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario
    Can Oncol Nurs J 13:152-63. 2003
    ..There are also implications for support of patients in terms of dealing with psychosocial issues which emerge when living with thyroid disease...
  65. ncbi Oncology nurses' experiences regarding patients' use of complementary and alternative therapies
    Margaret Fitch
    Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre, Toronto Sunnybrook Psycho Social Behavioural Research Group, Toronto, Ontario
    Can Oncol Nurs J 12:20-33. 2002
    ..Providing support to patients, whatever course they are choosing to pursue, was seen as an important nursing role...
  66. ncbi Reactions of health professionals to a research-based theatre production
    Ross E Gray
    Toronto Synnybrook Regional Cancer Centre, the Psychosocial and Behavioural Research Unit, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Cancer Educ 18:223-9. 2003
    ....
  67. ncbi "Below their notice": exploring women's subjective experiences of cancer system exclusion
    Judy Gould
    Women s College Research Institute, Toronto, Ontario
    J Cancer Educ 24:308-14. 2009
    ..The experiences that marginalized breast cancer populations have in common are rarely considered...
  68. ncbi Two Black men with prostate cancer: a narrative approach
    Ross E Gray
    Psychosocial and Behavioural Research Unit, Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre, Toronto, Canada
    Br J Health Psychol 10:71-84. 2005
    ..This paper demonstrates the value of a narrative approach for health psychology. It focuses on the lives of two Black men with prostate cancer, drawn from a larger study investigating the links between masculinities and prostate cancer...
  69. ncbi Travelling for radiation cancer treatment: patient perspectives
    Margaret I Fitch
    Psychosocial and Behavioral Research Unit, Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre, Toronto, Canada
    Psychooncology 12:664-74. 2003
    ..Given the inevitability of travelling for radiation treatment, and the issues that arises for patients, supportive strategies need to be designed and implemented...
  70. ncbi Active consideration: conceptualizing patient-provided support for spouse caregivers in the context of prostate cancer
    Karen D Fergus
    York University
    Qual Health Res 12:492-514. 2002
    ..A theory expounding on the double bind of being both a patient and an agent in light of masculine socialization practices is articulated and brought to bear on the phenomenon of patient-provided support...
  71. ncbi Oncology nursing: Finding the balance in a changing health care system
    Debra Bakker
    School of Nursing, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario
    Can Oncol Nurs J 16:79-98. 2006
    ....
  72. ncbi Beyond publication
    Margaret I Fitch
    J Adv Nurs 48:1. 2004
  73. ncbi Understanding the symptoms experienced by individuals with lung cancer
    Catherine A Kiteley
    Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga, Ontario
    Can Oncol Nurs J 16:25-36. 2006
    ..The patients' descriptions of their symptoms and what strategies they applied is often embedded within the patients' stories about living day-to-day with their lung cancer...