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New guide to help cancer patients manage symptoms, side effects

April 11, 2016

The new patient-oriented book is an outgrowth of an earlier text Brown edited that provides evidence-based information for healthcare professionals. Published by the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS), A Guide to Oncology Symptom Management received an Award of Excellence in the 22nd annual APEX Awards for Publication Excellence, sponsored by Writing That Works.

Brown is the current president of ONS, a professional organization of some 36,000 registered nurses and other healthcare providers. He has been a member of the society for more than 18 years and is using his platform as president to lobby for better legislation to assist patients and the nurses who care for them.

A Registered Nurse (RN) and Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse (AOCN), Brown earned his doctorate at the University of Utah. He was recently designated one of the top 10 most influential nursing professors on a blog called "Mister Medicine."

SOURCE University of Delaware