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Oncology Nursing Forum

Michael Neuss, Terry Gilmore, Kristin Belderson, Amy Billett, Tara Conti-Kalchik, Brittany Harvet, Carolyn Hendricks, Kristine LeFebvre, Pamela Mangu, Kristen McNiff, MiKaela Olsen, Lisa Schulmeister, Anne Von Gehr, Martha Polovich
Purpose: To update the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)/Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Chemotherapy Administration Safety Standards and to highlight standards for pediatric oncology. Methods: The ASCO/ONS Chemotherapy Administration Safety Standards were first published in 2009 and updated in 2011 to include inpatient settings. A subsequent 2013 revision expanded the standards to include the safe administration and management of oral chemotherapy. A joint ASCO/ONS workshop with stakeholder participation, including that of the Association of Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurses and American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, was held on May 12, 2015, to review the 2013 standards...
6, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
Julie Spears, Melissa Craft, Sara White
Problem Identification: Advanced practice RNs (APRNs) have become leaders in providing survivorship care. However, outcomes of survivorship care provided by APRNs compared to other providers remain unclear. Literature Search: A systematic literature search included articles published after 2005 that described a survivorship model of care and use of a survivorship care plan (SCP), as well as reported outcomes. Data Evaluation: Sixteen studies were appraised and ranked by strength...
6, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
Marilyn Hammer
The world of “-omics” is vastly changing the landscape of accelerated research and its translation to patient care. Understanding this complex science, particularly in the world of oncogenomics, can be daunting. Questions arise pertaining to how nurses can best educate patients who are forced to make difficult decisions without fully understanding to what they are consenting. This article follows a patient story that drives home the need to improve -omics literacy.
6, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
Bei He, Kari Mendelsohn-Victor, Marjorie McCullagh, Christopher Friese
Purpose/Objectives: To examine patterns and organizational correlates of personal protective equipment (PPE) use and hazardous drug spills. Design: Cross-sectional mailed survey. Setting: Ambulatory practices in California, Georgia, and Michigan. Sample: 252 Oncology Nursing Society members who administer hazardous drugs. Methods: Bivariate and multivariable regression analyses. Main Research Variables: Outcomes were PPE use and hazardous drug spills...
6, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
Teresa Hagan
Purpose/Objectives: To describe and compare survivors' and providers' views of the uses of and perceived benefits and drawbacks of survivor self-advocacy. Design: A cross-sectional, two-group, mixed-methods survey. Setting: Survivors were recruited from local and national registries and advocacy organizations. Providers were recruited from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Cancer Center and a regional Oncology Nursing Society chapter...
3, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
Matthew Asare, Marie Flannery, Charles Kamen
The theory of social determinants of health (SDH) posits that the health of people and communities is affected by social and economic factors (i.e., economic stability, education, neighborhood and built environment, health and health care, and social and community context). These interrelated constructs may negatively affect minority patients’ ability to participate in cancer research. Understanding SDH can help nurse researchers assess and address barriers to research participation, as well as design trials to improve minority patients’ cancer-related health...
2, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
John R Scheel, Yamile Molina, Gloria Coronado, Sonia Bishop, Sarah Doty, Ricardo Jimenez, Beti Thompson, Constance D Lehman, Shirley A A Beresford
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To understand the relationship between mammography history and current thoughts about obtaining a mammogram among Latinas and examine the mediation effects of several healthcare factors.
. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey.
. SETTING: Federally qualified health centers (Sea Mar Community Health Centers) in western Washington.
. SAMPLE: 641 Latinas nonadherent and adherent with screening mammography...
January 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
Constantina Papadopoulou, Grigorios Kotronoulas, Annegret Schneider, Morven I Miller, Jackie McBride, Zoe Polly, Simon Bettles, Alison Whitehouse, Lisa McCann, Nora Kearney, Roma Maguire
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To explore changes over time in self-efficacy and the predictive ability of changes in state anxiety and health-related quality of life during chemotherapy.
. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of a longitudinal dataset derived from a larger, multicenter study.
. SETTING: Outpatient oncology clinics across eight general hospitals in England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.
. SAMPLE: 137 patients scheduled to receive adjuvant chemotherapy for breast or colorectal cancer...
January 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
Lyndsey M Miller, Donald R Sullivan, Karen S Lyons
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To use dyadic analyses to identify determinants of patients' and family members' perceptions of the positive and negative aspects of the decision-making process in families living with lung cancer. 
. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. 
. SETTING: Community setting in Greater Portland, Oregon.
. SAMPLE: 109 family care dyads (patient and family member) recruited from a statewide cancer registry...
January 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
Lauren Reveri
I am a nurse in a bone marrow transplantation unit at the University of Florida Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville. We are a high-risk center in the sense that we care for transplant patients who have been denied at other centers. Our patients are very sick with resistant disease and often with multiple comorbidities as well. These sad facts translate into long, torturous, brave battles that end in death. The nursing staff, patients, and families become very close over many months of fighting together. We witness waves of death of these people we have grown to love...
January 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
Esther Green, Dora Yuen, Martin Chasen, Heidi Amernic, Omid Shabestari, Michael Brundage, Monika K Krzyzanowska, Christopher Klinger, Zahra Ismail, José Pereira
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To examine oncology nurses' attitudes toward and reported use of the Edmonton Symptom Assessment System (ESAS) and to determine whether the length of work experience and presence of oncology certification are associated with their attitudes and reported usage.
. DESIGN: Exploratory, mixed-methods study employing a questionnaire approach.
. SETTING: 14 regional cancer centers (RCCs) in Ontario, Canada.
. SAMPLE: Oncology nurses who took part in a larger province-wide study that surveyed 960 interdisciplinary providers in oncology care settings at all of Ontario's 14 RCCs...
January 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
Catherine Graeve, Patricia M McGovern, Susan Arnold, Martha Polovich
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To develop and test a worksite intervention that protects healthcare workers who handle antineoplastic drugs from work-related exposures. 
. DESIGN: Intervention study. 
. SETTING: A university hospital in a large midwestern metropolitan area and its outpatient chemotherapy infusion clinic.
. SAMPLE: 163 staff (nurses, pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians) who work with antineoplastic agents...
January 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
Lisa Kennedy Sheldon, Constance Dahlin, Shail Maingi, Jose Sanchez
Since 2011, oncology nurses and physicians in the United States have been volunteering in Honduras with the International Cancer Corps (ICC), organized by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), in partnership with Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO). In this article, the authors will summarize the work of the ASCO/HVO ICC teams that developed educational programs with local partners to improve cancer and palliative care in Honduras.
January 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
Kristy Forshaw, Alix E Hall, Allison W Boyes, Mariko L Carey, Jarad Martin
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To explore patients' experiences of and preferences for preparation for radiation therapy.
. RESEARCH APPROACH: Qualitative study. 
. PARTICIPANTS: 26 individuals who recently received radiation therapy for cancer. 
. SETTING: One Australian radiation oncology clinic located within a tertiary referral hospital in New South Wales.
. METHODOLOGIC APPROACH: Semistructured interviews were conducted and analyzed based on a qualitative descriptive approach and content analysis of the transcribed interviews...
January 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
Anne Katz
The past three months have been a season of tremendous change, and many of us have been surprised by the political events that have taken place. January heralds a change in administration for the United States, and the future seems uncertain. I sense that change is going to be the new normal, and we have to be able to cope with it-and with each other-for a long time. What I want to talk about is those things that do not change and how we, as nurses and scientists, must remain true to our roots.
January 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
Jennifer J Crawford, Jeff K Vallance, Nicholas L Holt, Gordon J Bell, Helen Steed, Kerry S Courneya
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To examine the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of an eight-week supervised climbing intervention for gynecologic cancer survivors (GCSs).
. DESIGN: A pilot randomized, controlled trial.
. SETTING: The Wilson Climbing Center in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
. SAMPLE: 35 GCSs who had completed cancer therapy.
. METHODS: GCSs were randomized to an eight-week (16 session) supervised wall climbing intervention (WCI) (n = 24) or usual care (UC) (n = 11)...
January 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
Andrea A Cohee, Rebecca N Adams, Betsy L Fife, Diane M Von Ah, Patrick O Monahan, Kathleen A Zoppi, David Cella, Victoria L Champion
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To determine (a) if depressive symptoms in partners of long-term breast cancer survivors (BCSs) could be predicted by social cognitive processing theory and (b) if partners of younger and older BCSs were differentially affected by the cancer experience.
. DESIGN: A cross-sectional, descriptive study using self-report questionnaires.
. SETTING: Indiana University in Bloomington and 97 ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group sites in the United States...
January 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
Michael Baliousis, Michael Rennoldson, David L Dawson, Jayne Mills, Roshan das Nair
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To test whether a widely used model of adjustment to illness, the self-regulatory model, explains the patterns of distress during acute hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). According to the model, perceptions of HSCT, coping, and coping appraisals are associated with distress.
. DESIGN: Longitudinal, correlational.
. SETTING: The Centre for Clinical Haematology at Nottingham City Hospital and the Department of Haematology at Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield, both in the United Kingdom...
January 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
Marie A Bakitas
In 2001, as the Trish Greene Quality of Life lecturer, I described coming to a career crossroads and cited a metaphor from Robert Frost's poem "The Road Not Taken," realizing that, as I chose to leave the path of bone marrow transplantation clinician and go to that of palliative care nurse, there was no turning back. In this article based on my 2016 Oncology Nursing Society Congress Distinguished Nurse Researcher Award lecture, I would like to continue the Frost metaphor as I describe what has transpired since taking "the one less traveled by"-that of palliative care nurse scientist...
January 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
Sarah Abboud, Emily De Penning, Bridgette M Brawner, Usha Menon, Karen Glanz, Marilyn S Sommers
PROBLEM IDENTIFICATION: Arab American women are an ethnic minority and immigrant population in the United States with unique and nuanced sociocultural factors that influence preventive health behaviors. The aims of this article are to evaluate and synthesize the existing evidence on cervical cancer screening behaviors, as well as determine factors that influence these behaviors, among Arab American women.
. LITERATURE SEARCH: Extensive literature searches were performed using PubMed, CINAHL®, Scopus, Embase, and Cochrane databases; articles published through October 2015 were sought...
January 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
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