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Teresa Honaker
Alissa Long
Debra Lyons
Reba McCoy
Dana Salters
Susan K. MacArthur
CJON 2018, 22(6), 619-625 DOI: 10.1188/18.CJON.619-625
Background: Elevated temperature can be the first sign of infection; obtaining an accurate temperature in patients undergoing chemotherapy is critical. Objectives: This study sought to determine outpatients’ temperature-monitoring knowledge and skills; whether an educational DVD could increase...
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Alexandra Meyer
Chelsea Moran
Tanya Fitzpatrick
Jochen Ernst
Annett Körner
CJON 2018, 22(4), 398-406 DOI: 10.1188/18.CJON.398-406
Background: The impact of support work on volunteers with a personal history of cancer has rarely been examined, despite the possibility that supporting distressed individuals may become a psychological burden for someone who has faced a life-threatening disease themselves. Objectives: The purpose...
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Betty R. Ferrell
Kate Kravitz
Tami Borneman
Ellen Taratoot Friedmann
CJON 2018, 22(3), 286-294 DOI: 10.1188/18.CJON.286-294
Background: While providing physical, psychological, and spiritual care to their loved ones with cancer, family caregivers (FCGs) are physically and emotionally vulnerable to the tolls of caregiving. Patients and FCGs experience the uncertainty that comes with illness and treatment, its side...
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Emily K. Compton
Karen Gildemeyer
Tina M. Mason
Susan R. Hartranft
Steven K. Sutton
CJON 2018, 22(2), 169-174 DOI: 10.1188/18.CJON.169-174
Background: Duffy’s Quality-Caring Model guides nursing practice at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, FL. No published studies using this model in oncology were found. Objectives: The purpose of this article is to determine patients’ perceptions of nurse caring...
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Elaine Wittenberg
Betty Ferrell
Elisa Kanter
Haley Buller
CJON 2018, 22(1), 53-61 DOI: 10.1188/18.CJON.53-61
Background: As patient advocates, oncology nurses must attend to varying levels of health literacy among patients and families. However, little is known about nurses’ experiences and comfort with health literacy assessment and providing health literacy support. Objectives: The purpose of this study...
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Laura Curr Beamer
CJON 2017, 21(6), 730-737 DOI: 10.1188/17.CJON.730-737
Background: The field of genetics and genomics is rapidly expanding, particularly in oncology. Genetics and genomics can lead to ethical concerns. Oncology nurses must balance the need for evidence-based oncology care with that of ethical care for patients and their family members. Objectives: The...
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Meridith Bumb
Joanna Keefe
Lindsay Miller
Janine Overcash
CJON 2017, 21(5), 573-580 DOI: 10.1188/17.CJON.573-580
Background: A diagnosis of cancer is a stressful, difficult, and life-altering event. Breaking bad news is distressing to patients and families and is often uncomfortable for the nurse delivering it. Evidence-based communication models have been developed and adapted for use in clinical practice to...
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Lisa M. Zajac
Katherine J. Moran
Carla J. Groh
CJON 2017, 21(4), 446-453 DOI: 10.1188/17.CJON.446-453
Background: A notable variation among patient satisfaction scores with nursing care was identified. Contributing factors were examined and revealed significant negative correlations between the unit death rate and surviving patients’ satisfaction scores. Compassion fatigue (CF) was hypothesized to...
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Cindy S. Tofthagen
Kevin Kip
Ann Witt
Susan C. McMillan
CJON 2017, 21(3), 331-337 DOI: 10.1188/17.CJON.331-337
Background: When a loved one dies of cancer, complicated grief (CG) may occur because of the trauma associated with family caregivers’ perceptions of their loved one’s suffering, either from advanced cancer or from side effects of cancer treatment. Objectives: This article provides an overview of...
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Laura Elizabeth Britton
CJON 2017, 21(2), 189-196 DOI: 10.1188/17.CJON.189-196
Background: Women with past or current cancer diagnoses can benefit from planning pregnancies to optimize maternal health and birth outcomes. Objectives: The purpose of this systematic review is to identify unmet needs for family planning services among women with cancer by describing the...
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