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Sep 17, 2020
"The post-COVID world of medicine is a place of nuance at the new, tech-driven intersection of love and science," writes Dr. Douglas B. Flora of the virtual house call.
Sep 15, 2020
Dr. Deborah Mukherji and Dr. Sally Temraz conducted a survey which examined representation and barriers to women oncologists in the Middle East, and surfaced ideas for improving gender parity in the field.
Sep 10, 2020
My own recent hospitalization led me to reflect on the profound and essential role that nurses have had on my life. They have left an indelible imprint on my subconscious, and inspired the following poem.
Sep 09, 2020
"The COVID-19 pandemic’s impact is immediate for people who suffered from infection, but there is also an indirect impact on people who had to defer diagnosis and treatment plans, and the consequences of these delays will likely last for years," Dr. Dawood Findakly writes.
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Anne Katz, PhD, RN, FAAN

Anne Katz, PhD, RN, FAAN, a certified sexuality counselor at CancerCare Manitoba and nurse counselor at the Manitoba Prostate Centre, counsels patients with a history of cancer who are experiencing sexual and relationship challenges. She is an instructor at Athabasca University and the University of Manitoba College of Nursing, and previously served editor of the Oncology Nursing Forum research journal. The author of 13 books, Dr. Katz offers insight for health care providers and consumers on the topics of illness and sexuality, as well as cancer survivorship. Follow Dr. Katz on Twitter @DrAnneKatz.

Dr. Katz was honored with a 2016 APEX Award of Excellence for her ASCOconnection.org blog.

Aug 05, 2020
Hospitals and clinics are restricting visitors to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19, but this precaution can be difficult for family caregivers who are struggling to get the information they need to help their loved ones.
Jul 21, 2020
I counseled a patient whose cancer treatment had impacted her sex life that honesty is always the best policy, even if a secret is intended to spare someone's feelings.
Jun 29, 2020
Assumptions are the opposite of open communication; they remain unsaid and often expand to include thoughts that are unrelated to the initial feeling.
May 27, 2020
The power of touch in this time of physical distancing is top of mind for young adults trying to date, older couples in high-risk groups, and health care professionals who miss the empathy communicated in a handshake or a hug.
Apr 28, 2020
In the close quarters imposed by COVID-19, a conflicted couple began to relate to each other differently.
Apr 09, 2020
As phone calls replace face-to-face visits with patients, how do we communicate empathy and understanding without the benefit of nonverbal cues?

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