Open Access Articles

Lynn A. Adams
Nancy Shepard
Rose Ann Caruso
Martha J. Norling
Heather Belansky
Regina S. Cunningham
CJON 2009, 13(1), 95-102 DOI: 10.1188/09.CJON.95-102
Anorexia is defined as an involuntary loss of appetite.Approximately 50% of newly diagnosed patients with cancer experience the symptom, which often is accompanied by weight loss and most typically associated with advanced disease.Anorexia significantly affects the clinical course of cancer; it can...
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Cynthia Cummings-Winfield
Tayreez Mushani-Kanji
CJON 2008, 12(6), 925-934 DOI: 10.1188/08.CJON.925-934
In September 2006, the Oncology Nursing Advisory Board met to discuss the current management of central venous access device (CVAD) occlusions for patients receiving cancer treatment in centers across Canada. The board found inconsistency in practice across the country and advocated for the...
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Ardith Z. Doorenbos
Ann M. Berger
Cheryl Brohard-Holbert
Linda Eaton
Sharon Kozachik
Geri LoBiondo-Wood
Gail Mallory
Tessa Rue
Claudette Varricchio
CJON 2008, 12(6), 965-970 DOI: 10.1188/08.CJON.965-970
Evidence-based practice can be hard to implement in the "real world" of clinical care. A set of reference cards with outcome-specific intervention options can make that practice possible. The Oncology Nursing Society Putting Evidence Into Practice® (ONS PEP) resources cover 16 topics to improve...
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Ellen Poage
Marybeth Singer
Jane Armer
Melanie Poundall
M. Jeanne Shellabarger
CJON 2008, 12(6), 951-964 DOI: 10.1188/08.CJON.951-964
Download the 2014 revision to Putting Evidence Into Practice interventions for fatigue for free at https://cjon.ons.org/file/14001/download by Fu et al., CJON, 18 (6, Suppl.), 68-79. Cancer treatment is the leading cause of lymphedema in developed countries. Development and severity of lymphedema...
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Lisa Kennedy Sheldon
Susan Swanson
Amy Dolce
Kathy Marsh
Julie Summers
CJON 2008, 12(5), 789-797 DOI: 10.1188/08.CJON.789-797
Anxiety is a common form of distress that oncology nurses often observe in their patients. The incidence of anxiety may be as high as 50% in recently diagnosed patients and may persist into survivorship. How nurses respond to patients experiencing distress and anxiety influences further assessment...
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Jamie S. Myers
Cynthia Teel
CJON 2008, 12(5), 725-729 DOI: 10.1188/08.CJON.725-729
The purpose of this cross-sectional, descriptive pilot study was to collect frequency data for oncology nurses' awareness of cognitive impairment (CI) secondary to chemotherapy, practice patterns related to assessment and education of patients and families about CI, and access to related...
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Betty Ferrell
Michael H. Levy
Judith Paice
CJON 2008, 12(4), 575-581 DOI: 10.1188/08.CJON.575-581
Managing complex pain at the end of life is an essential aspect of palliative care. Such care is best guided by a comprehensive evaluation of the physiologic sources of pain to determine appropriate analgesia. Using the case of Mrs. J, a woman with advanced ovarian cancer, key principles of complex...
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Lisa Schulmeister
CJON 2008, 12(3), 495-498 DOI: 10.1188/08.CJON.495-498
Patients with cancer are at risk for patient misidentification, or "wrong patient" incidents. Patient misidentification can result in medication and transfusion errors, unnecessary testing or procedures, and, in some cases, death. Patients may be misidentified when nurses mispronounce their names,...
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Norissa J. Honea
RuthAnn Brintnall
Barbara Given
Paula Sherwood
Deirdre B. Colao
Susan C. Somers
Laurel L. Northouse
CJON 2008, 12(3), 507-516 DOI: 10.1188/08.CJON.507-516
Family caregiving often is associated with multiple rewards, yet the diversity and intensity of caregiving roles also can result in caregiver strain and burden. Using interventions to reduce the strain and burden on caregivers of patients with cancer is an important role nurses play. This article...
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Wendye M. DiSalvo
Margaret M. Joyce
Leslie B. Tyson
Ann E. Culkin
Kathleen Mackay
CJON 2008, 12(2), 341-352 DOI: 10.1188/08.CJON.341-352
Despite the common occurrence of cancer-related dyspnea, a paucity of literature is available for review, especially research literature that reports interventions to control dyspnea. The Oncology Nursing Society's Putting Evidence Into Practice® (PEP) initiative organized a team on nurses to...
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