Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing

  • Substance Abuse and Addiction: Implications for Pain Management in Patients With Cancer

    CJON 2017, 21(2), 203-209 DOI: 10.1188/17.CJON.203-209

    Background: Substance use disorders (SUDs) are chronic diseases that may complicate the nursing care of patients with cancer, affecting their ability to adhere to treatment protocols, responses to cancer pain, and use of opioids for analgesia.

  • Self-Administered Premedication: Improving Taxane Chemotherapy Treatment

    CJON 2017, 21(2), 234-239 DOI: 10.1188/17.CJON.234-239

    Background: Patients receiving taxane therapy are at risk for hypersensitivity reactions without appropriate premedication management. Patients must understand the importance of taking premedications as prescribed to prevent reactions.

  • Scalp Cooling: A Literature Review of Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability for Chemotherapy-Induced Alopecia

    CJON 2017, 21(2), 226-233 DOI: 10.1188/17.CJON.226-233

    Background: More than 75% of patients with cancer cite alopecia as the most feared side effect of treatment, with as many as 10% considering treatment refusal.