Hollye Jacobs, RN, MS, MSW

Hollye Jacobs, RN, MS, MSW, is a palliative-care nurse and social worker based in Santa ­Barbara, California. She is a breast cancer survivor and author of The Silver Lining: A Supportive and Insightful Guide to Breast Cancer (Atria). TheSilverPen.com

Self-Improvement

The Best Thing I Did in 2014 That You Can Do in 2015

Inspiring Ideas from Bottom Line's Experts With 2015 rapidly approaching, we asked a wide range of our experts to share…

Breast Cancer

Conversation with Hollye Jacobs

Video Chat with Hollye Jacobs   Hollye Jacobs, RN Hollye Jacobs is a speaker, nurse, social worker, child-development specialist and…

Cancer Treatment

Picking a Medical Team for Treating Cancer

Bottom Line/Health: All right, so let's talk about your treatment a little bit. How did you pick your medical team?…

Cancer

What to Say to Someone With Cancer

Bottom Line/HEALTH: Right, perfect. So what did you want to hear from people after you told them? Sometimes people don't…

Family

How to Help Your Children Understand Your Cancer Diagnosis

Bottom Line/HEALTH: What happens if, in spite of all your best efforts, it goes badly? Your daughter was four or…

Cancer

Is There Really a Silver Lining to Cancer Treatment?

Bottom Line/HEALTH: Silver linings, you know, it’s awfully hard, and you’re a very positively centered person. Not everybody is so…

Cancer Treatment

How to Ask for Help When You Have Cancer

Bottom Line/HEALTH: One of the hardest things is for people to ask for help—and it’s one of the most overwhelming…

Family

Telling People About Your Cancer Diagnosis

Bottom Line/HEALTH: You're a great communicator. It is your job to communicate as a hospice nurse, as a palliative care…

Cancer

Talking to Your Spouse About Cancer

Bottom Line/HEALTH: Now, you've gotten diagnosed, and that's emotionally devastating, frightening, overwhelming. I can't even imagine all that you were…

Family

Telling Your Children About Your Cancer Diagnosis

Bottom Line/HEALTH: So let's talk about children, because that's really frightening, to talk to your children. What's your strategy and…

Cancer Treatment

How to Overcome “Chemo-Brain”

Bottom Line/HEALTH: How did you handle chemo-brain? Hollye Jacobs, R.N.: Chemo-brain is so frustrating—everybody I talk to is disillusioned by…

Cancer Treatment

Managing the Nausea of Chemotherapy

Bottom Line/HEALTH: What was your secret—so you said you got a lot of nausea—what was your secret to managing nausea…

Breast Cancer

Processing Breast Cancer Insurance Claims

Bottom Line/HEALTH: What lessons did you learn about insurance coverage and breast cancer? Hollye Jacobs: This is something I actually…

Family

Telling the Kids (Young & Old) That You Have a Serious Health Problem

When a serious medical diagnosis comes into a family, children deserve to know. Silence is not golden. Discussing illness candidly…