Open Access Articles

Janine Overcash
CJON 2015, 19(4), E80-E86 DOI: 10.1188/15.CJON.E80-E86
Background: Geriatric oncology offers specialized care that incorporates comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) and multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) with oncology care. Geriatric syndromes, comorbidities, and caregiver concerns are relevant to the oncology assessment in older adult patients to make...
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Bonnie Raingruber
Terri Wolf
CJON 2015, 19(3), 292-296 DOI: 10.1188/15.CJON.292-296
Background: Recruiting, retaining, and training oncology nurses is challenging given the stress levels associated with a field with constantly evolving treatments and a need for expertise in death and dying. Objectives: This research was conducted to assess what is unique about oncology nursing, to...
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Rosario Wippold
Maher Karam-Hage
Janice Blalock
Paul Cinciripini
CJON 2015, 19(2), 170-175 DOI: 10.1188/15.CJON.170-175
Background: Tobacco use is responsible for almost half a million deaths per year in the United States, and it accounts for one-third of all cancer deaths. Limited data concerning tobacco treatment among patients with cancer are available. In addition, these patients often have complicated medical...
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Lola Coke
Karine Otten
Beth Staffileno
Laura Minarich
Candice Nowiszewski
CJON 2015, 19(1), 75-80 DOI: 10.1188/15.CJON.75-80
Background: Oral hygiene is inconsistent among patients with cancer and is a national patient care issue. To promote comfort and nutritional status, oral hygiene for patients with cancer is important. Objectives: The purpose of this study was to develop an evidence-based oral hygiene educational...
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Lisa Aiello-Laws
Janice Reynolds
Nancy Deizer
Mary Peterson
Suzanne Ameringer
Marie Bakitas
CJON 2009, 13(6), 649-655 DOI: 10.1188/09.CJON.649-655
Cancer pain continues to be undertreated in adults despite the substantial amount of research on pain management. The Oncology Nursing Society coordinated a team for the Putting Evidence Into Practice (PEP) project to develop (and update) a PEP resource summarizing the current evidence for the...
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Nicole Reimer
Laura Herbener
CJON 2014, 18(6), 654-660 DOI: 10.1188/14.CJON.18-06AP
The literature demonstrates that diverse rounding methods have been shown to positively impact a wide variety of quality and safety outcomes, as well as patient and staff satisfaction. Rather than adopting one or two of these strategies, the concepts and recommendations from the literature...
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Sarah Garcia
CJON 2014, 18(5), 516-521 DOI: 10.1188/14.CJON.18-05AP
Anxiety is one of the most common symptoms experienced by patients receiving their first chemotherapy treatment. Improper prevention and management of anxiety can lead to poor psychosocial outcomes, dissatisfaction with care, and decreased adherence to treatment. A review of the literature was...
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Tina M. Mason
Sheila M. Ferrall
Alice R. Boyington
Richard R. Reich
CJON 2014, 18(4), 421-425 DOI: 10.1188/14.CJON.421-425
Experienced oncology nurses use different troubleshooting techniques for clearing occluded central venous access devices (CVADs) with varying degrees of success. The purpose of this study was to explore troubleshooting techniques used for clearing occluded CVADs by experienced oncology RNs and...
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Saul N. Weingart
Candace Hsieh
Sharon Lane
Angela M. Cleary
CJON 2014, 18(3), 321-326 DOI: 10.1188/14.CJON.321-326
To understand the vulnerability of patients with cancer to central line-associated bloodstream infections related to tunneled central venous catheters (CVCs), patients were asked to describe their line care at home and in clinic and to characterize their knowledge and experience managing CVCs...
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Karen Kane McDonnell
Linda F. C. Bullock
Patricia J. Hollen
Janie Heath
Benjamin D. Kozower
CJON 2014, 18(2), 171-181 DOI: 10.1188/14.CJON.18-02AP
Compelling evidence exists that continued smoking after a diagnosis of lung cancer adversely affects treatment effectiveness, survival, risk of recurrence, second malignancy, and health-related quality of life (HRQOL). The importance of HRQOL to patients with cancer and their families has been well...
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