Open Access Articles

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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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...
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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...
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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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