Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing

  • Animal-Facilitated Therapy Program: Outcomes From Caring Canines, a Program for Patients and Staff on an Inpatient Surgical Oncology Unit

    CJON 2018, 22(2), 193-198 DOI: 10.1188/18.CJON.193-198

    Background: Animal-facilitated therapy (AFT) is a complementary medicine intervention. To the authors’ knowledge, no study has investigated the benefits of an AFT program in an adult surgical oncology setting.

  • Prevention of Stomatitis: Using Dexamethasone-Based Mouthwash to Inhibit Everolimus-Related Stomatitis

    CJON 2018, 22(2), 211-217 DOI: 10.1188/18.CJON.211-217

    Background: A common class-specific toxicity of mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitors is stomatitis.

  • Creative Play: A Nursing Intervention for Children and Adults With Cancer

    CJON 2018, 22(2), 137-140 DOI: 10.1188/18.CJON.137-140

    Pediatric patients undergoing treatment for oncology diagnoses are likely to experience stress, anxiety, and social isolation. One role of a pediatric oncology nurse is to incorporate play into daily hospital routines.