Open Access Articles

Meridith Bumb
Joanna Keefe
Lindsay Miller
Janine Overcash
CJON 2017, 21(5), 573-580 DOI: 10.1188/17.CJON.573-580
Background: A diagnosis of cancer is a stressful, difficult, and life-altering event. Breaking bad news is distressing to patients and families and is often uncomfortable for the nurse delivering it. Evidence-based communication models have been developed and adapted for use in clinical practice to...
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Lisa M. Zajac
Katherine J. Moran
Carla J. Groh
CJON 2017, 21(4), 446-453 DOI: 10.1188/17.CJON.446-453
Background: A notable variation among patient satisfaction scores with nursing care was identified. Contributing factors were examined and revealed significant negative correlations between the unit death rate and surviving patients’ satisfaction scores. Compassion fatigue (CF) was hypothesized to...
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Cindy S. Tofthagen
Kevin Kip
Ann Witt
Susan C. McMillan
CJON 2017, 21(3), 331-337 DOI: 10.1188/17.CJON.331-337
Background: When a loved one dies of cancer, complicated grief (CG) may occur because of the trauma associated with family caregivers’ perceptions of their loved one’s suffering, either from advanced cancer or from side effects of cancer treatment. Objectives: This article provides an overview of...
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Laura Elizabeth Britton
CJON 2017, 21(2), 189-196 DOI: 10.1188/17.CJON.189-196
Background: Women with past or current cancer diagnoses can benefit from planning pregnancies to optimize maternal health and birth outcomes. Objectives: The purpose of this systematic review is to identify unmet needs for family planning services among women with cancer by describing the...
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Amy Goodrich
Nina Wagner-Johnston
Dana Delibovi
CJON 2017, 21(1), 2-12 DOI: 10.1188/17.CJON.S1.2-12
Background: Multiple treatment options, combined with disease heterogeneity, have created nursing challenges in the management of adverse events (AEs) during antilymphoma therapy. Testing has revealed that less than half of participating nurses correctly graded peripheral neuropathy and neutropenia...
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Fang Fang Zhang
Susan Meagher
Susan Koch-Weser
Mary Beth Singer
Geetika Dhaundiyal
John Erban
Edward Saltzman
CJON 2017, 21(1), 65-71 DOI: 10.1188/17.CJON.65-71
Background: Obesity in cancer survivors has been recognized as a growing crisis in cancer care, but cancer survivors may not perceive weight status as important and may not be motivated to manage weight. Objectives: This study aims to evaluate survivors’ perception, interest, and preferences for...
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Patricia Jakel
Jillian Kenney
Natalia Ludan
Pamela S. Miller
Norma McNair
Edith Matesic
CJON 2016, 20(6), 611-616 DOI: 10.1188/16.CJON.611-616
Background: Oncology nurses have increased exposure to the prolonged illness, tragedy, loss, and premature death of patients. As a result, they are at higher risk for developing compassion fatigue. Objectives: The aim of this study was to examine if use of the Provider Resilience mobile application...
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Karlen E. Luthy
Sarah L. Stocksdale
Janelle L.B. Macintosh
Lacey M. Eden
Renea L. Beckstrand
Katie Edmonds
CJON 2016, 20(5), 492-497 DOI: 10.1188/16.CJON.492-497
Background: All major hospital facilities in the state of Utah have employee vaccination policies. However, the presence of healthcare worker vaccination policies in outpatient oncology clinics was unknown. Objectives: The objectives of this article are to identify oncology outpatient employee...
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Brenda K. Shelton
Julie Stanik-Hutt
Joyce Kane
Richard J. Jones
CJON 2016, 20(3), 281-288 DOI: 10.1188/16.CJON.281-288
Background: Infectious complications can occur in patients receiving cancer treatment and are the most common cause of death not directly related to malignancy. Established international best practices for recognition and management of early sepsis with bundled interventions reduce sepsis-related...
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Woonhwa Ko
Norma Kiser-Larson
CJON 2016, 20(2), 158-164 DOI: 10.1188/16.CJON.158-164
Background: Oncology nursing is often a source of substantial stress for nurses. Many nurses, particularly novice nurses, have inadequate preparation to care for patients at the end of life and their families. Unless nurses prevent or manage work-related stress by using effective coping strategies...
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