Oncology Nursing Forum

  • The Role of Oncology Nurses in Discussing Clinical Trials

    ONF 2017, 44(5), 547-552 DOI: 10.1188/17.ONF.547-552

    Purpose/Objectives: To describe oncology nurses’ experiences discussing clinical trials with their patients, and to assess barriers to these discussions.

    Research Approach: A qualitative study designed to elicit narratives from oncology nurses. 

  • Living With Hepatocellular Carcinoma Near the End of Life: Family Caregivers’ Perspectives

    ONF 2017, 44(5), 562-570 DOI: 10.1188/17.ONF.562-570

    Purpose/Objectives: To explore family caregivers’ perspectives of caring for patients with terminal hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) as patients approached the end of life.

    Research Approach: Longitudinal, qualitative descriptive design.

  • Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Recipient and Caregiver Factors Affecting Length of Stay and Readmission

    ONF 2017, 44(5), 571-579 DOI: 10.1188/17.ONF.571-579

    Purpose/Objectives: To evaluate the contributions of patient and caregiver factors to length of stay (LOS) and 30-day readmission status for recipients of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT).