CJON podcasts feature insightful and informative interviews with authors who expand on the topics and questions raised in their articles. Listen instantly at your computer or download to your iPod or MP3 player.
Safe Handling: The use of oral hormonal, chemotherapeutic, and targeted biologic agents has increased exponentially over the past decade. Practices to ensure safe storage, handling, administration, and disposal of these agents are needed to prevent unnecessary exposure of hazardous substances. Join Joanne Lester, PhD, CRNP, AOCN®, as she discusses her article, “Safe Handling and Administration Considerations of Oral Anticancer Agents in the Clinical and Home Setting.”
Motivational Interviewing: This podcast features an interview with Marlyn Allicock, PhD, MPH, lead author of "The Use of Motivational Interviewing to Promote Peer to Peer Support for Cancer Survivors," as she describes how a motivational interviewing-based program was put into practice for cancer survivors and their caregivers.
Remarkable and Inspiring Child: As oncology nurses, we are so often faced with challenging situations. Sometimes our youngest patients help guide us through those difficult times. Listen to Catherine Fiona Macpherson, RN, PhD, CPON®, tell her touching and emotional story titled "The Final Chapter" about a beautiful child with amazing strength and indomitable spirit.
Agents for Autoimmune Diseases: New trends have emerged in treating patients with autoimmune diseases with medications traditionally utilized in oncology. In his article "Chemotherapy and Biotherapeutic Agents for Autoimmune Diseases," author Eric Zack, RN, MSN, ACNP, BC, AOCN®, has summarized the literature to identify effective chemotherapy and biotherapeutic agents for treating each of the main autoimmune subtypes.
Inspirational Patients: As oncology nurses, we all have met patients who inspire us, but only some of them touch us in ways that truly change us. This podcast features Cindy Hansard, RN, OCN®, and Sandra Shelton, RN, OCN®, interviewing one other about the patient who most inspired them. Their stories, "Nurse Recalls a Most Amazing, Gentle Woman" and "First Patient With Cancer Teaches That Life Is a Gift," appear in the August 2012 issue of CJON.
Geriatric Assessments and Survivorship: Assessing older cancer survivors beyond chronologic age to include changes in functional status is essential to help nurses anticipate cancer treatment impact and aid in planning individualized survivorship care. This podcast features Denice Economou, RN, MN, CNS, CHPN, discussing her article, "Integrating a Cancer-Specific Geriatric Assessment Into Survivorship Care."
Being a Primary Caregiver: Darcy Alimenti is a student at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Within the past five years, her older brother was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia, her mother was diagnosed with a rare stage IV cancer, and her grandmother was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. This podcast features Alimenti reading a very moving essay she wrote that recounts her experiences being a primary caregiver for her loved ones and how she was able to find light during such a dark time.
Fertility Preservation in Patients With Cancer: This edition focuses on an interview with Joanne Frankel Kelvin, RN, MSN, AOCN®, about the options for fertility preservation in patients with cancer, regardless of age, and the importance of having these discussions with patients early on in the cancer journey. Kelvin is the lead author of "Fertility Preservation for Patients With Cancer."
A Nurse's Experience With Cancer: Two bouts with breast cancer and recent reconstructive surgery have helped put it all into perspective for award-winning oncology nurse Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS. In this podcast, Shockney shares her story about personal courage and paving a course for future oncology nurses as she reads the very funny, inspiring, and moving keynote address that she gave to the 2011 Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing graduating class.
Concerns of Patients With Lung Cancer: This podcast features an interview with Rebecca H. Lehto, PhD, RN, OCN®, author of "The Challenge of Existential Issues in Acute Care: Nursing Considerations for the Patient With a New Diagnosis of Lung Cancer." Join Lehto as she expands on her article and discusses her inspiration for sharing the existential and death concerns of patients with lung cancer as well as practical strategies and resources available to nurses caring for these patients.
Osteoporosis in Cancer: Bone health and the loss of bone density are important clinical concerns for patients with cancer who may be at risk for primary or secondary osteoporosis because of aging, bisphosphonate treatment, and other risk factors. This interview with Rita Wickham, PhD, RN, AOCN®, focuses on her article "Osteoporosis Related to Disease or Therapy in Patients With Cancer" and her inspiration to enlighten readers about osteoporosis and bone density loss as they relate to a patient's disease and his or her cancer treatment.
Febrile Neutropenia: Despite medical advances, febrile neutropenia experienced by chemotherapy recipients remains a potential life-threatening emergency that requires timely antibiotic administration. In this podcast, Erika Hawley, RN, BSN, MBA, OCN®, Molly Loney, RN, MSN, AOCN®, and Michelle Wiece, RN, OCN®, discuss their CJON article titled "A Multidisciplinary Team's Development of Tools and Processes to Improve Treatment Times."
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Sleep-wake disturbances, especially insomnia, are among the most prevalent and distressing symptoms experienced by patients with cancer. In this podcast and in her article "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia in Patients With Cancer," Susan Crump Woodward, MSN, ARNP, AOCNP®, attempts to demystify the therapy and provide nurses with a foundation from which to evaluate and potentially deliver this promising intervention for insomnia.
Genetic Information Act: Genetic advancements in recent years have presented individuals, the healthcare community, and legislators with numerous genetic discrimination predicaments. Oncology nurses need to be knowledgeable about the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) of 2008 and its applications to clinical practice. You can learn important information about GINA by listening to an interview with Mary Beth Steck, MS, APRN, BC, who discusses her article “The Need to Be Aware and Beware of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act.”
Group Visit Model for Survivors: This podcast features an interview with Kathryn Trotter, MSN, CNM, FNP, about an innovative care model to address the needs of cancer survivors in a group visit, which is also featured in her article titled “Innovation in Survivor Care: Group Visits.” This empowerment model, along with a treatment summary and care plan that is designed to be shared with their primary care provider, could improve survivors’ transition back to primary care.
Comorbidities and Cancer: Many cancer survivors also experience other health problems that can be caused or affected by the cancer treatment. Nursing strategies for assessing and addressing these conditions are a vital part of nursing care. In this installment, Amy Edgington, RN, NP-BC, and Mary Ann Morgan, PhD, FNP-BC, discuss comorbid conditions and the article they coauthored titled “Looking Beyond Recurrence: Comorbidities in Cancer Survivors.”
Value of Certification: A survey was conducted to address perceptions of certified nurses, noncertified nurses, and nurse managers on the value of certification; challenges and barriers to certification; benefits and rewards to nurses for being certified; the impact of certification on lost workdays; and the impact of certification on nurse retention. Listen as Carlton G. Brown, PhD, RN, AOCN®, discusses the survey and his article, "The Value of Oncology Nursing Certification," which reported the findings.
Compassion Fatigue: Caring for patients with cancer can cause work-related stress, leading to employee dissatisfaction and mental exhaustion. Compassion fatigue, the traumatization of helpers through their efforts at helping others, is a relational source of stress that also weighs heavily on oncology nurses. This podcast features an interview with Patricia Potter, RN, PhD, FAAN, who discusses her article “Compassion Fatigue and Burnout: Prevalence Among Oncology Nurses.”
Complementary Therapies: Complementary therapies are commonly used by people with cancer in the management of side effects caused by cancer or cancer treatment. This podcast highlights the article “Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use Among Women With Breast Cancer: A Systematic Review” and features an interview with Ausanee Wanchai, RN, MSN, and Jane Armer, PhD, RN, FAAN.
The podcast is provided below in an English language version presented by Armer and in a Thai version presented by Wanchai.
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Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy: This common side effect may last long after treatment ends. To date, no evidence-based interventions can prevent or manage it. In this podcast, Cindy Tofthagen, PhD, ARNP, AOCNP®, describes a descriptive study that she conducted with adults experiencing this side effect. The study is featured in her article titled "Patient Perceptions Associated With Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy.”