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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29469647/how-skilled-do-israeli-nurses-perceive-themselves-to-be-in-providing-palliative-care-results-of-a-national-survey
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Shelli L Feder, David Collett, Samantha Conley, Dena Schulman-Green, Tikva Meron, Nathan Cherny
BACKGROUND: In Israel, palliative care (PC) services are limited. This study assessed Israeli nurses' perceived competencies and educational needs in providing PC. DESIGN: Online administration of the End-of-Life Professional Caregiver Survey (EPCS). SETTING/SUBJECTS: Oncology and PC nurses were identified through the Israel Ministry of Health and Oncology Nurses' Society. MEASUREMENTS: Demographic and practice data were analysed using analysis of variance tests to determine differences between nurse characteristics by EPCS domains...
February 2, 2018: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29466656/2018-congress-poster-abstracts
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Each abstract has been indexed according to the first author. Abstracts appear as they were submitted and have not undergone editing or the Oncology Nursing Forum’s review process. Only abstracts that will be presented appear here. Poster numbers are subject to change. For updated poster numbers, visit congress.ons.org or check the Congress guide. Data published in abstracts presented at the ONS 43rd Annual Congress are embargoed until the conclusion of the presentation. Coverage and/or distribution of an abstract, poster, or any of its supplemental material to or by the news media, any commercial entity, or individuals, including the authors of said abstract, is strictly prohibited until the embargo is lifted...
February 21, 2018: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29466655/2018-congress-podium-abstracts
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Each abstract has been indexed according to first author. Abstracts appear as they were submitted and have not undergone editing or the Oncology Nursing Forum’s review process. Only abstracts that will be presented appear here. For Congress scheduling information, visit congress.ons.org or check the Congress guide. Data published in abstracts presented at the ONS 43rd Annual Congress are embargoed until the conclusion of the presentation. Coverage and/or distribution of an abstract, poster, or any of its supplemental material to or by the news media, any commercial entity, or individuals, including the authors of said abstract, is strictly prohibited until the embargo is lifted...
February 21, 2018: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29466346/oncology-nurses-knowledge-confidence-and-practice-in-addressing-caregiver-strain-and-burden
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Margaret M Irwin, William Dudley, Laurel Northouse, Donna L Berry, Gail A Mallory
OBJECTIVES: To describe nurses' practices, confidence, and knowledge of evidence-based interventions for cancer caregiver strain and burden and to identify factors that contribute to these aspects. 
. SAMPLE & SETTING: 2,055 Oncology Nursing Society members completed an emailed survey.
. METHODS & VARIABLES: Pooled analysis of survey results. Variables included the baseline nursing assessment, intervention, confidence, knowledge, strategies used, and barriers encountered...
March 1, 2018: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29466345/symptom-dimensions-as-outcomes-in-interventions-for-patients-with-cancer-a-systematic-review
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Ingela Henoch, Cecilia Olsson, Maria Larsson, Karin Ahlberg
PROBLEM IDENTIFICATION: Symptom experience in patients with cancer consists of several dimensions, often measured descriptively within various populations but seldom used as intervention outcomes. This review aims at describing symptom dimensions as outcomes of interventions designed to alleviate symptoms in patients with cancer and to describe these interventions' effects on at least two symptom dimensions. 
. LITERATURE SEARCH: The PRISMA statement for reporting systematic reviews was used...
March 1, 2018: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29465775/identification-of-the-correlation-between-illness-perception-and-anxiety-level-in-cancer-patients
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Seyhan Citlik Saritas, Aysel Özdemir
PURPOSE: To investıgate the relationship between the perception of the disease and level of anxiety in patients with cancer. DESIGN AND METHODS: A correlation and descriptive study from a convenience sample of 318 oncological patients aged 18 years and older was done. Subjects were measured with a Patient's Information Form, the Revised Illness Perception Questionnare, and the Strait-Trait Anxiety Inventory. FINDINGS: When evaluated together with most of its subscales, illness perception was found to affect anxiety...
February 21, 2018: Perspectives in Psychiatric Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454347/oncology-nurses-beliefs-and-attitudes-towards-the-double-check-of-chemotherapy-medications-a-cross-sectional-survey-study
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D L B Schwappach, Katja Taxis, Yvonne Pfeiffer
BACKGROUND: Double-checking medications is a widely used strategy to enhance safe medication administration in oncology, but there is little evidence to support its effectiveness. The proliferated use of double-checking may be explained by positive attitudes towards checking among nurses. This study investigated oncology nurses' beliefs towards double-checking medication, its relation to beliefs about safety and the influence of nurses' level of experience and proximity to clinical care...
February 17, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454337/the-second-patient-family-members-of-cancer-patients-and-their-role-in-end-of-life-decision-making
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Katsiaryna Laryionava, Timo A Pfeil, Mareike Dietrich, Stella Reiter-Theil, Wolfgang Hiddemann, Eva C Winkler
BACKGROUND: Family members are important companions of severely ill patients with cancer. However, studies about the desirability and difficulties of integrating relatives in the decision-making process are rare in oncology. This qualitative study explores the family role in decisions to limit treatment near the end of life from the professionals' point of view. METHODS: Qualitative in-depth interviews were conducted with oncologists (n = 12) and nurses (n = 6) working at the Department of Hematology/Oncology at the University Hospital in Munich, Germany...
February 17, 2018: BMC Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451689/barriers-to-accessing-palliative-care-for-pediatric-patients-with-cancer-a-review-of-the-literature
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Emily R Haines, A Corey Frost, Heather L Kane, Franziska S Rokoske
Although many of the 16,000 children in the United States diagnosed who are with cancer each year could benefit from pediatric palliative care, these services remain underused. Evidence regarding the barriers impeding access to comprehensive palliative care is dispersed in the literature, and evidence specific to pediatric oncology remains particularly sparse. The purpose of the current review was to synthesize the existing literature regarding these barriers and the strategies offered to address them. The authors completed a literature search using the PubMed, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), and Web of Science databases...
February 16, 2018: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443646/electronic-medical-record-based-radiation-oncology-toxicity-recording-instrument-aids-benchmarking-and-quality-improvement-in-the-clinic
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Kevin Albuquerque, Kellie Rodgers, Ann Spangler, Asal Rahimi, DuWayne Willett
PURPOSE: The on-treatment visit (OTV) for radiation oncology is essential for patient management. Radiation toxicities recorded during the OTV may be inconsistent because of the use of free text and the lack of treatment site-specific templates. We developed a radiation oncology toxicity recording instrument (ROTOX) in a health system electronic medical record (EMR). Our aims were to assess improvement in documentation of toxicities and to develop clinic toxicity benchmarks. METHODS: A ROTOX that was based on National Cancer Institute Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (version 4...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442540/management-of-immune-related-adverse-events-in-patients-treated-with-immune-checkpoint-inhibitor-therapy-american-society-of-clinical-oncology-clinical-practice-guideline
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Julie R Brahmer, Christina Lacchetti, Bryan J Schneider, Michael B Atkins, Kelly J Brassil, Jeffrey M Caterino, Ian Chau, Marc S Ernstoff, Jennifer M Gardner, Pamela Ginex, Sigrun Hallmeyer, Jennifer Holter Chakrabarty, Natasha B Leighl, Jennifer S Mammen, David F McDermott, Aung Naing, Loretta J Nastoupil, Tanyanika Phillips, Laura D Porter, Igor Puzanov, Cristina A Reichner, Bianca D Santomasso, Carole Seigel, Alexander Spira, Maria E Suarez-Almazor, Yinghong Wang, Jeffrey S Weber, Jedd D Wolchok, John A Thompson
Purpose To increase awareness, outline strategies, and offer guidance on the recommended management of immune-related adverse events in patients treated with immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICPi) therapy. Methods A multidisciplinary, multi-organizational panel of experts in medical oncology, dermatology, gastroenterology, rheumatology, pulmonology, endocrinology, urology, neurology, hematology, emergency medicine, nursing, trialist, and advocacy was convened to develop the clinical practice guideline. Guideline development involved a systematic review of the literature and an informal consensus process...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440816/empowering-nurses-in-providing-palliative-care-to-cancer-patients-action-research-study
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Fariba Taleghani, Mohsen Shahriari, Nasrollah Alimohammadi
Background: Chronic diseases such as cancer would lead to various health needs in patients and their families. To meet needs, developing new educational nursing courses is necessary. Therefore this study was conducted to empower nurses through designing and conducting short-term educational courses for training palliative care nurses. Materials and Methods: This study was a community-based action research which was conducted at Isfahan hospitals that provide services for cancer patients during 2015 at four stages (planning, acting, reflection, and evaluation)...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432357/perspectives-of-oncology-nurses-on-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-in-turkey-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Zehra Gok Metin, Nur Izgu, Canan Karadas, Ayse Arikan Donmez
In Turkey, between 22.1% and 84.1% of patients with cancer use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). However, few CAM-related studies have focused on the perspective of oncology nurses. This study aimed to determine the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of Turkish oncology nurses regarding CAM. A descriptive cross-sectional survey of 127 participants was conducted in Ankara, Turkey. A semistructured questionnaire including characteristics, knowledge, attitudes, and practices of oncology nurses toward CAM was administered to participants...
March 2018: Holistic Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431123/evaluation-of-patient-reported-outcome-protocol-content-and-reporting-in-uk-cancer-clinical-trials-the-epic-study-qualitative-protocol
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Ameeta Retzer, Thomas Keeley, Khaled Ahmed, Jo Armes, Julia M Brown, Lynn Calman, Chris Copland, Fabio Efficace, Anna Gavin, Adam Glaser, Diana M Greenfield, Anne Lanceley, Rachel M Taylor, Galina Velikova, Michael Brundage, Rebecca Mercieca-Bebber, Madeleine T King, Melanie Calvert, Derek Kyte
INTRODUCTION: Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) are increasingly included within cancer clinical trials. If appropriately collected, analysed and transparently reported, these data might provide invaluable evidence to inform patient care. However, there is mounting indication that the design and reporting of PRO data in cancer trials may be suboptimal. This programme of research will establish via three interlinked studies whether these findings are applicable to UK cancer trials, and if so, how to best enhance the way PROs are assessed, managed and reported in clinical trials...
February 3, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430767/sexual-function-psychosocial-adjustment-to-illness-and-quality-of-life-among-chinese-gynaecological-cancer-survivors
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Ka Ming Chow, Winnie Kwok Wei So, Kai Chow Choi, Carmen Wing Han Chan
BACKGROUND: Disrupted sexual function is a prevalent and sustained side effect of gynaecological cancer and its related treatment. This problem may pose challenges to the survivors in the process of illness adjustment, leading to elevated psychological distress and impaired quality of life. However, care and interventions in this area have been neglected in most countries. OBJECTIVES: To investigate sexual function, psychosocial adjustment to illness and quality of life among Chinese gynaecological cancer survivors in Hong Kong, and to explore their associations...
February 12, 2018: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429005/new-frontier-cancer-pain-management-clinical-fellowship
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Uri Hochberg, Jordi Perez, Manuel Borod
Cancer pain is a multi-dimensional experience, varies from person to person both physically and psycho-socially, and impacts all aspects of the patients' quality of life. Majority of patients with an advanced or metastatic cancer will experience pain. It is estimated that as many as half of cancer patients are under-treated and as many as 20% experience pain refractory to the conventional WHO ladder of pain management. The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Cancer Pain Clinic (CPC) was created to meet the needs of those patients with a diagnosis of cancer whose pain had become a main symptom and those who failed to respond to conventional treatment...
February 10, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425881/pediatric-oncology-provider-perceptions-of-a-pediatric-palliative-care-service-the-influence-of-emotional-esteem-and-emotional-labor
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Julia E Szymczak, Theodore Schall, Douglas L Hill, Jennifer K Walter, Shefali Parikh, Concetta DiDomenico, Chris Feudtner
CONTEXT: Pediatric palliative care consults for children with cancer often occur late in the course of disease and close to death, when earlier involvement would reduce suffering. The perceptions that pediatric oncology providers hold about the pediatric palliative care service (PPCS) may shape referral patterns. OBJECTIVE: To explore how pediatric oncology providers at one institution perceived the hospital's PPCS and the way these perceptions may influence the timing of consultation...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422181/playing-music-improves-well-being-of-oncology-nurses
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Stella Ploukou, Efharis Panagopoulou
BACKGROUND: Nurses experience high levels of stress associated with the demands of their workplace. Anxiety and depression symptoms are common in this occupational group and the necessity of supportive actions is vital. This is especially true for nurses working in high intensity and demanding settings such as oncology units. AIM: This study examined the effects of a music intervention on anxiety, depression, and psychosomatic symptoms of oncology nurses. METHODS: Forty-eight oncology nurses, were randomized to either an intervention group (n = 22) attending four consecutive weekly 1-h music classes or a control group with no intervention (n = 26) who maintained their usual lifestyle habits, for one month...
February 2018: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422160/using-a-community-advisory-board-to-develop-a-serious-game-for-older-adults-undergoing-treatment-for-cancer
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Victoria Loerzel, John Clochesy, Patricia Geddie
INTRODUCTION: Older adults undergoing treatment for cancer are at risk for serious complications such as chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV). Older adults are often overwhelmed by information and under-manage cancer treatment-related side effects. New educational strategies such as serious gaming may help teach or reinforce key symptom self-management strategies. This paper describes how a community advisory board of older adults, their caregivers, and oncology nurses were consulted to develop a serious game for CINV...
February 2018: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29419945/shared-mental-models-of-cancer-survivorship-care
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M C Hebdon, K Abrahamson, R R Griggs, S A McComb
Quality cancer survivorship care relies on care continuity within the healthcare team. The purpose of this study was to explore the perspectives of healthcare team members regarding cancer survivorship care using the framework of shared mental models. Semi-structured interviews of cancer survivors, primary support individuals, oncology providers, primary care providers and registered nurses were completed. Data were extrapolated to seven primary themes with associated secondary themes. Primary themes included survivor definition and identity, care setting, team member roles, care gaps, survivor needs, barriers to care and facilitators of care...
February 8, 2018: European Journal of Cancer Care
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