Four-year-old cancer patient Kaylee Molina completely forgot about having been stuck with a needle when she placed her head on Swoosh and said "soft like a pillow."
Swoosh, a friendly Pomeranian, gives Kaylee something to look forward during the hour-and-a-half drive from Tullahoma to Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt for weekly treatments. [article]
Bethany Rhoten, PhD, RN, VUSN Postdoctoral Fellow, has been named a V-POCKET Scholar
As such, she will develop a patient-centered outcomes study to address gaps in current knowledge about communication between surgeons and patients with recurrent head and neck cancer. The study will also identify factors that influence patient choice of treatment, desired outcome and patient satisfaction with their treatment. [article]