Open Access Articles

Leah A. Scaramuzzo
Yuk Wong
Kira Lynn Voitle
Janet Gordils-Perez
CJON 2014, 18(1), 61-64 DOI: 10.1188/14.CJON.61-64
Ambulatory and outpatient centers constantly are challenged with administrating cancer treatments in an efficient and safe way. With the advent of numerous novel cancer medications known to cause hypersensitivity reactions, nurses have become experts in managing these emergencies. However, patients...
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M. Encarlita Tee
Gayle Z. Balmaceda
Myra A. Granada
Clara S. Fowler
Judith K. Payne
CJON 2013, 17(6), 640-646 DOI: 10.1188/13.CJON.640-646
Discussions about futile treatment options for patients undergoing hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) can be difficult for healthcare providers. These discussions often are not initiated before transplantation, but only after a patient's healthcare status deteriorates. Nurses are in a key...
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Amy E. McKeever
Joan Rosen Bloch
Andrea Bratic
CJON 2013, 17(5), 490-495 DOI: 10.1188/13.CJON.490-495
Pharmaceutical drug shortages are multifaceted and complex problems that affect all aspects of health care, including patients, caregivers, healthcare providers, third-party payers, the pharmaceutical industry, and regulators. Drug shortages have increased significantly since 2000, which cause...
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Tracy A. Ruegg
CJON 2013, 17(4), E52-E57 DOI: 10.1188/13.CJON.E52-E57
Providing comprehensive care for patients with cancer is complex with regard to severe treatment-related side effects. Hundreds of thousands of patients with cancer visit the emergency department (ED) each year, and more than half report multiple visits. In the United States, few of the National...
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Linda Baer
Elizabeth Weinstein
CJON 2013, 17(3), E45-E51 DOI: 10.1188/13.CJON.E45-E51
When oncology nurses have strong communication skills, they play a pivotal role in influencing patient satisfaction, adherence to plans of care, and overall clinical outcomes. However, research studies indicate that nurses tend to keep communication with patients and families at a superficial,...
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Rebecca Penrose
Lisa Beatty
Julie Mattiske
Bogda Koczwara
CJON 2013, 17(2), 188-193 DOI: 10.1188/13.CJON.188-193
The objective of the current article was to assess the psychosocial impact of treatment-related infertility or the possibility of infertility on young women with cancer in contrast to the general population. Literature on the subject of female infertility among the general population and treatment-...
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Marcelle Kaplan
Suzanne M. Mahon
CJON 2013, 17(2), 174-179 DOI: 10.1188/13.CJON.174-179
Cancer intervention strategies have been increasingly focused on developing therapies that are personalized and tailored to each individual's unique genetic profile. Evolving understanding of the metabolism and pharmacogenomics of tamoxifen, an early example of targeted therapy for women with...
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Denice Economou
Arti Hurria
Marcia Grant
CJON 2012, 16(3), E78-E85 DOI: 10.1188/12.CJON.E78-E83
Older adults constitute the greatest percentage of cancer survivors in the country, with 61% being aged 65 years and older. Assessing older adult cancer survivors beyond chronological age to include changes in functional status is an essential process to help nurses anticipate cancer treatment...
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Joanne Lester
CJON 2012, 16(6), E192-E197 DOI: 10.1188/12.CJON.E192-E197
The use of hormonal, chemotherapeutic, and targeted biologic oral agents has exponentially increased since the early 2000s. Oral therapies have the advantage of persistent exposure of the cytotoxic drug to tumor cells and the tumor environment. The use of oral anticancer agents provides therapeutic...
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Marlyn Allicock
Leanne Kaye
La-Shell Johnson
Carol Carr
Candice Alick
Mindy Gellin
Marci Campbell
CJON 2012, 16(5), E156-E163 DOI: 10.1188/12.CJON.E156-E163
Motivational interviewing (MI) as a counseling approach has gained empirical support for its use in a number of settings and for a variety of behaviors. However, the majority of practitioners trained to use MI have been professionals rather than laypeople. This article presents the rationale,...
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