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Oncology Nursing and Shared Decision Making for Cancer Treatment
Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing (2016)
  • Joseph D Tariman, PhD
  • Enisa Mehmeti, MSN, DePaul University
  • Nadia Spawn, MSN, DePaul University
  • Sarah P McCarter, MSN, DePaul University
  • Jessica Bishop-Royse, PhD, DePaul University
  • Ima Garcia, MSN, NP
  • Lisa Hartle, MS, CNS, RN
  • Katharine Szubski, BSN, RN
This study aimed to describe the contemporary role of the oncology nurse throughout
the entire cancer shared decision-making (SDM) process. Study participants consisted
of 30 nurses and nurse practitioners who are actively involved in direct care
of patients with cancer in the inpatient or outpatient setting. The major themes that
emerged from the content analysis are: oncology nurses have various roles at different
time points and settings of cancer SDM processes; patient education, advocacy, and
treatment side effects management are among the top nursing roles; oncology nurses
value their participation in the cancer SDM process; oncology nurses believe they have
a voice, but with various degrees of influence in actual treatment decisions; nurses’
level of disease knowledge influences the degree of participation in cancer SDM;
and the nursing role during cancer SDM can be complicated and requires flexibility.
  • Shared decision making,
  • Professional Issues,
  • Nursing Role
Publication Date
Fall October 1, 2016
doi: 10.1188/16.CJON.560-563.
Citation Information
Joseph D Tariman, Enisa Mehmeti, Nadia Spawn, Sarah P McCarter, et al.. "Oncology Nursing and Shared Decision Making for Cancer Treatment" Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing Vol. 20 Iss. 5 (2016) p. 560 - 563
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