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This week: Touch in chemo, pediatric anesthesia, more

An Upstate nurse practitioner was surprised to learn through her own research that patients undergoing chemotherapy are not necessarily bothered by the constant touching they undergo in treatment.

What matters more, according to a nursing journal article by nurse practitioner Katherine “Kitty” Leonard and College of Nursing professor Melanie Kalman, PhD, is the quality of the caregiver/patient relationship. Whether a caregiver's touch is painful or intrusive is less important than whether the caregiver shows respect and dignity, they explain on this week’s show.

Also on the show: an overview of sugars and sweeteners, and providing anesthesiology to children.

Join us for these topics and more this Sunday, March 19 at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. on WRVO.