Open Access Articles

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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Myra Woolery
Annette Bisanz
Hannah F. Lyons
Lindsay Gaido
Mary Yenulevich
Stephanie Fulton
Susan C. McMillan
CJON 2008, 12(2), 317-337 DOI: 10.1188/08.CJON.317-337
Constipation is a major source of distress for patients with cancer, significantly affecting quality of life. It can be secondary to disease sequelae, side effects of treatment, or preexisting conditions. It often is unrecognized, underassessed, and ineffectively managed. Nurses play a key role in...
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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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Christine Miaskowski
Lillie Shockney
Rowan T. Chlebowski
CJON 2008, 12(2), 213-221 DOI: 10.1188/08.CJON.213-221
Many factors contribute to the success or failure of adjuvant therapy, but perhaps one of the most critical is treatment adherence. Patients do not adhere to prescribed therapy for a variety of reasons, and each one should be uncovered and addressed or managed accordingly to maintain therapeutic...
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Clara Granda-Cameron
Sara R. Viola
Mary Pat Lynch
Rosemary C. Polomano
CJON 2008, 12(1), 65-77 DOI: 10.1188/08.CJON.65-77
Outcomes measurement is necessary to evaluate quality of care, increase knowledge about experiences with cancer and therapies, and determine the effectiveness of interventions directed toward improving symptoms and quality of life (QOL) in research and clinical care. Recent attention on outcomes...
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CJON 2008, 12(1), 17-18 DOI: 10.1188/08.CJON.17-18
The following oncology nurses compose the Editorial Board of the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing (CJON) in 2008. They all are involved in clinical care and support the mission of CJON , which is to provide practical information necessary to care for patients and their families across the...
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Evidence-Based Practice
Caryl D. Fulcher
Terry Badger
Ashley K. Gunter
Joyce A. Marrs
Jill M. Reese
CJON 2008, 12(1), 131-140 DOI: 10.1188/08.CJON.131-140
Download the 2014 revision to Putting Evidence Into Practice interventions for depression for free at by Fulcher et al., CJON, 18 (6, Suppl.), 26-37. Depression and depressive symptoms are prevalent in people with cancer, yet interventions for depression are...
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CJON 2008, 12(1), 19 DOI:
The Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing (CJON) offers an opportunity each year for novice writers to work with experienced authors who will mentor them through the writing and publishing process. In 2007, seven direct caregivers were paired with mentors, who have guided them through the manuscript...
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Debra J. Harris
June Eilers
Amber Harriman
Barbara J. Cashavelly
Cathy Maxwell
CJON 2008, 12(1), 141-152 DOI: 10.1188/08.CJON.141-152
Download the 2014 revision to Putting Evidence Into Practice interventions for oral mucositis for free at by Eilers et al., CJON, 18 (6, Suppl.), 80-96. Mucositis, an inflammation of the mucous membranes, is a commonly occurring side effect of chemotherapy...
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