Open Access Articles

Kimberly A. Noonan
Sandra Rome
Beth Faiman
Daniel Verina
and the International Myeloma Foundation Nurse Leadership Board
CJON 2017, 21(5), 37-46 DOI: 10.1188/17.CJON.S5.37-46
Background: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) and cardiovascular (CV) disease can occur in patients with multiple myeloma. Although VTE and CV disease are separate medical conditions, they can be serious and even life-threatening. Objectives: The objectives of this article are to describe risk factors...
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Beth Faiman
Deborah Doss
Kathleen Colson
Patricia Mangan
Tracy King
Joseph D. Tariman
and the International Myeloma Foundation Nurse Leadership Board
CJON 2017, 21(5), 19-36 DOI: 10.1188/17.CJON.S5.19-36
Background: A majority of patients with multiple myeloma experience damage to the kidneys and peripheral nerves either at diagnosis or throughout the disease. Symptoms of diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, or constipation can also occur. Prevention and management of disease- and treatment-related side...
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Donna Catamero
Kimberly A. Noonan
Tiffany Richards
Beth Faiman
Cindy Manchulenko
Hollie Devine
Page A. Bertolotti
Charise Gleason
and the International Myeloma Foundation Nurse Leadership Board
CJON 2017, 21(5), 7-18 DOI: 10.1188/17.CJON.S5.7-18
Background: The psychological needs of patients and caregivers may be inadvertently overlooked, contributing to the patient’s distress and possibly compromising outcomes. Untreated, these psychological needs may impair the patient’s ability to make decisions and adhere to treatment. Objectives:...
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Kevin Brigle
Amy Pierre
Elizabeth Finley-Oliver
Beth Faiman
Joseph D. Tariman
Teresa Miceli
and the International Myeloma Foundation Nurse Leadership Board
CJON 2017, 21(5), 60-76 DOI: 10.1188/17.CJON.S5.60-76
Background: Oncologic emergencies associated with multiple myeloma include myelosuppression (anemia, neutropenia, and thrombocytopenia), bone-related emergencies, and acute renal failure. Objectives: This article reviews the pathophysiology of these multiple myeloma-associated oncology emergencies...
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Sandra Rome
Kimberly A. Noonan
Page A. Bertolotti
Joseph D. Tariman
Teresa Miceli
and the International Myeloma Foundation Nurse Leadership Board
CJON 2017, 21(5), 47-59 DOI: 10.1188/17.CJON.S5.47-59
Background: About 85% of patients with multiple myeloma develop bone disease. In these patients, lytic bone lesions can cause fractures, poor circulation, blood clots, pain, poor mobility, and decreased quality of life. Objectives: This article presents consensus statements to guide nurses in the...
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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 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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