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Nursing Update: Chronic Illness: Cancer Disease and Cancer Nursing 2022

Chronic Illness - Focus on Cancer Disease and Cancer Nursing 2022

This is a special issue on cancer disease and cancer/oncology nursing management and resources. It has a focus on chronic illness aspects. As much as possible full text is listed and some resources can be freely accessible. However, most articles will require an SVHM log in for offsite access

Nursing Libguides on Chronic Illness: 
Special Issue: Focus on Diabetes, Dec 2020
Special Issue: Chronic Illness and Cardiovascular Disease April 2021 
Other special Issues in the collection are available here: Special Issues on Nursing Update

Related Library main subject guides: Oncology.
Health Promotion - Chronic Illness resources

These special issues on Chronic Illness will be updated regularly. Please contact Anna Lovang, if you would like to contribute or have suggestions on adding resources to these issues. 

(Last updated 31/05/2022)


Feature articles - Oncology, cancer nursing

Cancer epidemiology
Cancer - Overview in Australia
Cancer data in Australia
Evidence for chronic disease risk factors, 2016
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare  AU

Cancer Today - International Agency for Research on Cancer, WHO
Data visualization tools for exploring the global cancer burden, 2020

Risk factors
Understanding perceptions of health, lifestyle risks and chronic disease in middle age.
Halcomb, Elizabeth, Ashley, Christine, Middleton, Rebekkah, et al. J Clin Nurs. 2021; doi:10.1111/jocn.15711.
Lifestyle Risk Factors in Esophageal Cancer: An Integrative Review, 2020
Zhao, Xinyu ; Lim, Fidelindo. Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, Issue: Volume 43(1), January/March 2020, p 86-98. 
Breast cancer risk factors, Cancer Australia, 2021
Cancer Australia, Australian Government, Accessed 23/11/2021
The future excess fraction of cancer due to lifestyle factors in Australia, 2021 AU
Renee N Carey et al. Cancer Epidemiology, 2021,1 Oct 25;75:102049.

Diagnosis and screening
Effect of mammography screening and sociodemographic factors on stage of female breast cancer at diagnosis in New South Wales, 2020  AU
Shannon Tong et al. Australian Health Review 44(6) 944-951, 2020.
Utilisation of hepatocellular carcinoma screening in Australians at risk of hepatitis B virus-related carcinoma and prescribed anti-viral therapy, 2018 AU Sheppard-Law S, et al. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 27(13-14):2673-2683, 2018 Jul. 
Defining the Role of the Nurse in Population-Based Cancer Screening Programs: A Literature Review, 2014
Llucia Benito et al. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing • Volume 18, Number 4, 2014.

Interventions and management for oncology patients
The experience of lung cancer in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and what it means for policy, service planning and delivery, 2012 AU Patricia M Davidson et al. Australian Health Review 37(1) 70-78, 2012.
Exploring experiences and perceptions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples readmitted to hospital with chronic disease in New South Wales, Australia: a qualitative study, 2021 AU
Amanda Jayakody et al. Australian Health Review 45(4) 411-417, 2021.
Creation of a Nursing Intervention Model to Support Decision Making by Elderly Advanced Cancer Patients and Their Families About the Place of Death, and Evaluation of the Model's Appropriateness and Clinical Applicability
Minamiguchi Y, Suzuki K. Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing2021;23(6):520-529.
Cancer patients’ use of and attitudes towards medicinal cannabis, 2020 AU
Allison Drosdowsky et al. Australian Health Review 44(4) 650-655, 2020.
Exploring dyadic management of nutrition care throughout and beyond head and neck cancer treatment, 2021
Hiatt, J., Young, A., Brown, T., Banks, M., & Bauer, J. (2021).Journal of Clinical Nursing, 00, 1– 10.
ARC Handbooks of Cancer Prevention- International Agency for Research on Cancer (WHO)
Colorectal, breast, lung cancers, prevention and screening

Palliative care
The effectivness of a strengths-oriented therapeutic conversation intervention on perceived support, well-being and burden among family caregivers in palliative home-care, 2019  Petursdottir A.B., Svavarsdottir E.K. J. Adv. Nurs.. 2019;75(11):3018-3031.
Mixed-methods systematic review: Cultural attitudes, beliefs and practices of internationally educated nurses towards end-of-life care in the context of cancer, 2021
Balante J, van den Broek D, White K. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 77(9):3618-3629, 2021 Sep.
Oncology and Palliative Care Nurses' Knowledge and Attitudes Toward Artificial Nutrition and Hydration for Patients at End of Life in Italy: A Cross-sectional Survey, 2021 
Albanesi B, Piredda M, Marchetti A, et al.Cancer Nurs. 2021;44(2):E99-E107.
Creation of a Nursing Intervention Model to Support Decision Making by Elderly Advanced Cancer Patients and Their Families About the Place of Death, and Evaluation of the Model's Appropriateness and Clinical Applicability, 2021
Minamiguchi, Yoko; Suzuki, Kumi, Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing, Vol. 23 Issue 6, pp. 520–529, 2021.
Palliative Care: Delivering Comprehensive Oncology Nursing, 2015 
Dahlin, C. Seminars in Oncology Nursing, Vol 31(4), pp327-337, 2015 Request and article

Psycho-oncology and mental health

Psychosocial Problems in Relation to Spiritual Orientation and Religious Coping Among Oncology Muslim Patients, 2022
Harbali, Sevil Masat; Koç, Zeliha, Cancer Nursing. Vol. 45 Issue 2, pp. 120–131, 2022.
The unmet needs of carers of patients diagnosed with sarcoma: A qualitative study, 2021
Weaver, R., O'Connor, M. et al (2021), Psycho-Oncology, 30: 1095-1103. 
Interventions improving well-being of adult cancer patients’ caregivers: A systematic review. 
Sak-Dankosky, N., Sherwood, P., Vehviläinen-Julkunen, K., & Kvist, T. (2022) Journal of Advanced Nursing, 78, 2747– 2764. 
Factors Correlated With Fear of Cancer Recurrence in Cancer Survivors: A Meta-analysis. 2021
Zhang X, Sun D, Qin N, Liu M, Jiang N, Li X. Cancer Nurs. 2021
Breaking Bad News: An Evidence-Based Review of Communication Models for Oncology Nurses, 2017
Meridith Bumb, Joanna Keefe,Lindsay Miller, Janine Overcash, Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 2017, 21(5), 573-580.
Psychological Distress in Advanced Cancer : A Conceptual Analysis, 2021
Nurul Huda, Cancer Nursing, March 2021.

Oncology Nurses
Quality of Oncology Nursing Care as Perceived by Patients With Cancer, 2022
Abu Sharour, Loai; Al Sabei, et al. Cancer Nursing, Vol. 45 Issue 2, pp. E545–E551, 2022.
"Individualized Care” From the Viewpoint of Turkish Patients and Oncology Nurses, 2022
Altinisik, Muge; Arikan, Fatma, Cancer Nursing. Vol. Publish Ahead of Print, 27 Jan, 2022.

Guidelines and practice tools

Guidelines and practice tools
Cancer Council Australia
-  Cancer Council Australia Critical Practice Guidelines (Wiki) 
Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA)
 - Practice Guidelines

Clinical Oncology Society of Australia: Position statement on cancer-related malnutrition and sarcopenia AU
Kiss, N, Loeliger, J, Findlay, M, et al. Nutrition & Dietetics. 2020; 77: 416– 425. 

COSA Teleoncology Guidelines Working Group. Clinical practice guidelines for teleoncology, 2021 AU
Sydney: Clinical Oncological Society of Australia, 2021.

Medscape -Cancer Treatment, Staging, & Guideline Syntheses
Medscape©, 2021

Guidelines for Cancer-Related Pain: A Systematic Review of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Recommendations, 2020
Ng, J.Y. and Sharma, A.E. Pain Pract, 21: 454-467. 

An Online Competency-Based Spiritual Care Education Tool for Oncology Nurses, 2021
AlizaDamsma-Bakker, Seminars in Oncology Nursing, Volume 37, Issue 5, October 2021.

Central Venous Access Devices: An Investigation of Oncology Nurses' Troubleshooting Techniques, 2014
Tina M. Mason. CJON 2014, 18(4), 421-425. 



Australian Journal of Cancer Nursing (Informit Health Collection)
Cancer Nursing
Cancer Nursing Practice
CJON - Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing (Non subscription, some open access articles)
Journal of Breast Imaging
Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing (OVID Medline, Nursing@OVID)
Nutrition and Cancer
Oncology Nursing Forum (Non subscription, some open access journals)
TON The Oncology Nurse (Non subscription, free registration)




Video Library

TON The Oncology Nurse

Both side of the fence - patients: preserving life goals, preventing side effects, and preparing for survivorship.

Practice & Clinical Manager's Role - Vicky Kennedy, Resource information into the practice and make it readily available to patients.


Oncology Nursing books

Collection of Oncology and Cancer Nursing Ebooks

Including access to DOAB: Directory of Open Access Ebooks.

Cancer disease - specific disorders & nursing assessment

Nursing care and Health assessment
The Development of a Nursing Assessment and Symptom Management Clinic
Lynn Graze et al. CJON, Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing 2014, 18(5), 12-16.
Can A Complex Online Intervention Improve Cancer Nurses' Pain Screening and Assessment Practices? Results from a Multicenter, Pre-post Test Pilot Study Phillips JL, Heneka N, Hickman L, Lam L, Shaw T. Pain Manag Nurs. 2017 Apr;18(2):75-89. 
Nurses' perceptions of their supportive role for cancer patients: A qualitative study, 2021
Bafandeh Zendeh M, Hemmati Maslakpak M, Jasemi M. Nursing Open. 2021 Nov 3.
Assessment and management of metastatic bone cancer in emergency departments
Barry McBrien, Emergency Nurse, Nov 2020.
Protecting nurses against the risks of occupational exposure to systemic anticancer therapy agents, 2020
Simons A, Toland S (2020) Cancer Nursing Practice, 2020
The Use of Mobile Applications for Managing Care Processes During Chemotherapy Treatments: A Systematic Review, 2021
Cancer Nurs. 2021;44(6):E339-E360. 
Trends in high-impact papers in nursing research published from 2008 to 2018: A web of science-based bibliometric analysis, 2020
Zhu R., Wang Y., Wu R., Meng X., Han S., Duan Z. J. Nurs. Manage.. 2020

Cancer disease specialities

 The Emergence of Breast Care Nursing in A Developing Nation: A Sri Lankan–Australian Training Partnership, 2020
Meagan E Brennan, Kim Kerin-Ayres, Suraj Perera, Sujatha Samarakoon, Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing,Vol. 7, issue 20, 49-54, 2020
Breast cancer Specialist breast care nurses for support of women with breast cancer., 2021
Brown T, Cruickshank S, Noblet M. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2021, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD005634. 
Assessing Risk of Breast Cancer: A Review of Risk Prediction Models, 2021
Geunwon Kim, Manisha Bahl, Journal of Breast Imaging, Volume 3, Issue 2, March/April 2021, Pages 144–155, 
Differences in perception of breast cancer treatment between patients, physicians, and nurses and unmet information needs in Japan, 2020
Haruna Sakai, et al. Supportive Care in Cancer volume 28, pages2331–2338 (2020)
Management of Metastatic Breast Cancer, 2003
In: Kufe DW, Pollock RE, Weichselbaum RR, et al., editors. Holland-Frei Cancer Medicine. 6th edition. Hamilton (ON): BC Decker; 2003. 

Endocrine Cancer
Unmet needs in the international neuroendocrine tumor (NET) community: Assessment of major gaps from the perspective of patients, patient advocates and NET health care professionals
Simone Leyden, International Journal of Cancer, Volume146, Issue5, March 2020,,pages 1316-1323
Nutritional Complications and the Management of Patients with Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors, 2020 AU
Erin Laing et al. Neuroendocrinology 2020;110:430–441.
NETS- NeuroEndocrine cancer- NET Library
NeuroEndocrine Cancers Australia, 20021

Prostrate cancer

Prostate cancer survivorship priorities for men and their partners: Delphi consensus from a nurse specialist cohort, 2020 
Ralph N., Green A., Sara S., et al J. Clin. Nurs. 2020;29(1-2):265-273
Men’s perspectives of prostate cancer screening: A systematic review of qualitative studies, 2017
Laura J. James, et al. PLOS One, 12(11): e0188258, 2017.

Lung Cancer
Information needs of patients with lung cancer from diagnosis until first treatment follow-up, 2018
Ling-yu Hsieh, Fang-Ju Chou, Su-Er Guo,PLoS ONE 13(6): e0199515, 2018.
“Age matters”—German claims data indicate disparities in lung cancer care between elderly and young patients, 2019
Julia Walter et al. PLoS ONE 14(6): e0217434, 2019. 
Surveillance of Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma Patients With Noncurative Treatment Intent: A Narrative Review.
Fraser, Anne; McNeill, Rob. Cancer Nursing, Nov 2021. 

Skin cancers
Advances in Melanoma: The Rationale for the Melanoma Nursing Initiative, 2017
Krista Rubin, CJON, Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 2017, 21(4), 7-10.
Skin Cancer: Back to Basics: Squamous Cell Carcinoma, 2021
Onoday, Heather. Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association, Issue: Volume 13(1), January/February 2021, p 28-34.
Novel LAG-3–Blocking Antibody plus Nivolumab Shows Promise as First-Line Treatment in Advanced Melanoma, 2021
William King, TON, The Oncology Nurse - October 2021 Vol 14, No 5.

Bone and blood cancer
STEPS to Enhance Physical Activity After Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation for Multiple Myeloma, 2021 Eileen Danaher Hacker et al. Cancer Nursing, June 2021.
How people with myeloma perceive patient-reported outcome measures, 2019
Galinsky,J., & Richard,S.Cancer Nursing Practice, 2019
The Impact on Sexuality After Diagnosis and Treatment for a Hematologic Malignancy: Findings From Australia AU
Pam D. McGrath ONF, Oncology Nursing Forum 2012, 39(6), 595-600 DOI: 10.1188/12.ONF.595-600
Chimeric Antigen Receptor beyond CAR-T Cells, 2021 AU
Qin VM, D'Souza C, Neeson PJ, Zhu JJ. Cancers (Basel). 2021 Jan 22;13(3):404. doi: 10.3390/cancers13030404. PMID: 33499101; PMCID: PMC7865527.

Gastrointestinal and Bowel Cancer
Disgust and Behavioral Avoidance in Colorectal Cancer Screening and Treatment: A Systematic Review and Research Agenda, 2013
Reynolds, Lisa, Consedine, Nathan, Pizarro, David, Bissett, Ian Cancer Nurs. 2013;36(2):122-130.
Factors Associated With Self-care Self-efficacy Among Gastric and Colorectal Cancer Patients, 2012 
Qian, Huijuan, Yuan, Changrong, Cancer Nurs. 2012;35(3):E22-E31. 
Understanding colorectal cancer survivors’ perceptions of dietary advice: a literature review, 2021
ox,N., & Andrewes,T. Cancer Nursing Practice, 2021.

Further resources

        Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (Image VCCC©) AU

         VCCC Alliance - Overcoming cancer together

 TACTICS - Indigenous-led research program, National Health and Medical Research Council funded centre at   the Univeristy of Queensland. (Image TACTICS©) AU

Increase Cancer Prevention And Early Detection Through Immunisation And Screening
Improve Diagnosis And Treatment Through Health Service Innovation
Provide Appropriate Care To Enhance Psychosocial Wellbeing Of Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Cancer Survivors, Their Partners And Carers Across The Cancer Continuum

Health Times magazine articles & research - Practice Hubs-Oncology AU
(Australian health professional magazine)

   Oncology Nursing Society - PODCAST

Nursing Societies and links

Cancer Nurses Society of Australia (CNSA)
Oncology Nursing Society | ONS (USA)
European Oncology Nursing Society EONS (EU) 

Cancer Council Victoria
Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation
NeuroEndocrine Cancer Australia


Cancer Quizz - Medscape

**New** Test your knowledge with Medscape quizzes

Fast Five Quiz: Advanced and Metastatic Breast Cancer Practice Essentials
Elwyn C. Cabebe, MD, December 08, 2021
Fast Five Quiz: ERBB2 (HER2) Mutation in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Maurie Markman, MD, November 23, 2021
Fast Five Quiz: Management of Mantle Cell Lymphoma
Elwyn C. Cabebe, MD, November 17, 2021