Open Access Articles

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 Lyon
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...
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Betty 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...
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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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Beth Faiman
CJON 2017, 21(5), 3-6 DOI: 10.1188/17.CJON.S5.3-6
Patients with multiple myeloma (MM) often deal with short- and long-term side effects of the treatment and disease sequelae. Reasons for inadequately managed symptoms are multifactorial (e.g., the patient may fear treatment interruption, the clinician does not assess or address the symptoms) and...
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