Open Access Articles

Alham Abuatiq
Robin Brown
Brenda Wolles
Robin Randall
CJON 2020, 24(1), 51-57 DOI: 10.1188/20.CJON.51-57
Background: Hospitalization for a cancer diagnosis and treatment may trigger stressful experiences for patients and family caregivers. Objectives: The purpose of this study was to identify patients’ and caregivers’ perceptions of stressors during hospitalization and evaluate their education needs...
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Catherine M. Mann
Fatimah Rashed Aldossary
Suzanne S. Sullivan
CJON 2019, 23(6), 647-654 DOI: 10.1188/19.CJON.647-654
Background: Oncology nurses are pivotal in the provision of primary palliative care. However, nurses working in oncology settings, where the goal is often curative, may lack knowledge about and comfort in providing palliative care. Objectives: The purpose of this study is to determine how oncology...
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Rebecca L. Lewis
Kristen L. Miller
CJON 2019, 23(6), 627-638 DOI: 10.1188/19.CJON.627-638
Background: Treatment of patients with recurrent or metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN) with programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) inhibitors has been associated with risk of developing immune-mediated adverse reactions (IMARs). Objectives: This review provides nurses...
Average: 5 (1 vote)
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...
Average: 4.5 (2 votes)
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...
Average: 4 (1 vote)
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...
Average: 4 (1 vote)
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)