Open Access Articles

Tina M. Mason
Richard R. Reich
Rhonda Musgrove
Junmin Whiting
Jane Fusilero
CJON 2021, 25(5), 563-570 DOI: 10.1188/21.CJON.563-570
Background: Family support and patient outcomes are linked to nurses’ attitudes toward families’ importance in patient care. Objectives: The purpose of this study was to characterize inpatient oncology nurses’ attitudes toward families’ importance in nursing care and determine characteristics...
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Naomi Cazeau
CJON 2021, 25(4), 431-438 DOI: 10.1188/21.CJON.431-438
Background: Treatment for cancer is trending toward oral therapies, which patients can self-manage from home. Proper adherence to oral therapy is vital to safe and optimal care in this setting. Mobile health interventions (i.e., text message reminders, mobile applications, and automated calls) are...
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Rosemary Prieto
Betty Ferrell
Jae Y. Kim
Virginia Sun
CJON 2021, 25(3), 290-296 DOI: 10.1188/21.CJON.290-296
Background: Quality of life (QOL) for patients undergoing lung resection and their family caregivers (FCGs) is often affected by surgical treatment for lung cancer. Objectives: Patients and FCGs have a great deal of distress that affects their QOL. Introducing self-management skills soon after...
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Amanda Pace
Blaine Brower
Dawn Conway
Dayna Leis
CJON 2021, 25(2), E1-E9 DOI: 10.1188/21.CJON.E1-E9
Background: Many patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma (mUC) need additional treatment options beyond PD-1 or PD-L1 inhibitors and platinum-based chemotherapies. Enfortumab vedotin-ejfv (EV) is an antibody–drug conjugate directed at Nectin-4 that received accelerated...
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Patricia Friend
Erin Dickman
Kathleen Calzone
CJON 2021, 25(2), 205-209 DOI: 10.1188/21.CJON.205-209
Oncology nurses need to be competent in the ever-expanding application of genomics in cancer care, and understanding foundational terms is necessary. A landscape analysis of Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) materials, a literature review, and expert opinion revealed inconsistencies and varying use of...
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Ping Lei Chui
Suetyen Wai
Lee-Lee Lai
Mee Hong See
Seng Beng Tan
CJON 2021, 25(2), 174-180 DOI: 10.1188/21.CJON.174-180
Background: Cancer can cause undesired side effects that can significantly alter patients’ perceived stress and mindfulness. The integration of nonpharmacologic, complementary health interventions, such as mindful breathing, is potentially useful in reducing stress and promoting the well-being of...
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Megha Shah
Marie Roggenkamp
Lyndsay Ferrer
Valerie Burger
Kelly J. Brassil
CJON 2021, 25(1), 69-75 DOI: 10.1188/21.CJON.69-75
Background: The risk of psychological effects from the COVID-19 pandemic is significant and manifests as stress, anxiety, depression, sleeplessness, and, in some cases, suicide. The need for psychological support services for healthcare providers should be included in all pandemic and disaster...
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Grace Cullen
CJON 2020, 24(6), 667-672 DOI: 10.1188/20.CJON.667-672
Background: The use of antineoplastic therapy and nonessential medications at the end of life can lead to poorer quality of life for patients, decreased satisfaction with care among caregivers, financial toxicity, increased use of the emergency department, and hospitalization. Objectives: This...
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Anne M. Reb
Tami Borneman
Denice Economou
Marissa A. Cangin
Sunita K. Patel
Louise Sharpe
CJON 2020, 24(4), 400-408 DOI: 10.1188/20.CJON.400-408
Background: Fear of cancer recurrence or progression (FOP) is a significant concern for cancer survivors. With the advent of new targeted therapies and immunotherapy, many patients with advanced cancer are living longer while dealing with uncertainty and fears related to cancer progression...
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Karine R. Otten
Beth A. Staffileno
Marisa Mozer
Cate Maidlow
CJON 2020, 24(2), 177-185 DOI: 10.1188/20.CJON.177-185
Background: Strong evidence supports the benefits of the Mediterranean diet, but little is reported among patients and nurses regarding knowledge about the diet and its health benefits. Objectives: A pre-/post-test practice initiative was implemented to identify level of knowledge about the...
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