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Diana Wells-English
Jeannie Giese
Joseph Price
CJON 2019, 23(5), 487-493 DOI: 10.1188/19.CJON.487-493
Background: Oncology nurses are exposed to stressors that may contribute to compassion fatigue (CF), leading to high rates of turnover, potential financial implications for organizations, and concerns for patient safety and employee well-being. Objectives: The purpose of this study was to explore...
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Mary Ellen Hand
Jennifer Margolis
Beth A. Staffileno
CJON 2019, 23(4), 375-381 DOI: 10.1188/19.CJON.375-381
Background: High stress levels over time can contribute to compassion fatigue and burnout and negatively affect individual health and well-being. Objectives: A pre-/post-test initiative was implemented to determine the effects of massage chair sessions on ambulatory cancer center nurses (RNs and...
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Laura S. Wood
Nancy P. Moldawer
Colleen Lewis
CJON 2019, 23(3), 271-280 DOI: 10.1188/19.CJON.271-280
Background: Immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) therapy is a fast-developing field within the spectrum of cancer care. ICIs are associated with distinctive immune-related adverse events (irAEs), reflecting their unique mechanisms of action. Objectives: Effective management of irAEs requires early...
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Niki Koesel
Christine Tocchi
Larry Burke
Tracey Yap
Alison Harrison
CJON 2019, 23(2), 149-155 DOI: 10.1188/19.CJON.149-155
Background: The integration of palliative care into standard oncology care is supported by research to improve quality of life and symptom distress in patients with advanced cancer. In 2016, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) released practice guidelines for oncology palliative care...
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Leeat Granek
Ora Nakash
Samuel Ariad
Shahar Shapira
Merav Ben-David
CJON 2019, 23(1), 43-51 DOI: 10.1188/19.CJON.43-51
Background: Oncology nurses have an important role in identifying mental health distress; however, the research to date indicates that oncology nurses often do not accurately detect this distress. Objectives: The aim of this study is to explore oncology nurses’ perspectives on indicators of...
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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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