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A&A Case Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
ACORN : The Journal of Perioperative Nursing in Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Acta Paulista de Enfermagem     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
Advanced Healthcare Materials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Advances in Family Practice Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Nursing     Open Access   (Followers: 37)
Advancing Nursing Research     Open Access   (Followers: 46)
Africa Journal of Nursing and Midwifery     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
American Journal of Critical Care     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 47)
American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
American Journal of Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 79)
American Journal of Occupational Therapy     Partially Free   (Followers: 214)
American Nurse Today     Partially Free   (Followers: 7)
Anadolu Hemşirelik ve Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine     Open Access  
Annual Review of Nursing Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
AORN Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Aporia : The Nursing Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Applied Nursing Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 59)
Aquichán     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Archives of Nursing Practice and Care     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archives of Nursing Research     Open Access  
Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Asian Nursing Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Australasian Emergency Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Australasian Journal of Neuroscience     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Australian Journal of Cancer Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Australian Journal of Rural Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Australian Nursing Journal : ANJ     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Avances en Enfermería     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Bariatric Surgical Practice and Patient Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Belitung Nursing Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Biological Research for Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
BMC Nursing     Open Access   (Followers: 27)
BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45)
Boromarajonani College of Nursing, Uttaradit Journal     Open Access  
British Journal of Anaesthetic and Recovery Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
British Journal of Cardiac Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
British Journal of Community Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 44)
British Journal of Mental Health Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
British Journal of Midwifery     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 91)
British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
British Journal of Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 274)
British Journal of School Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Canadian Journal of Nursing Research (CJNR)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal / Revue canadienne de soins infirmiers en oncologie     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cancer Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
Cancer Nursing Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
CANNT Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Caring Nursing Journal (CNJ)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencia y Enfermeria - Revista Iberoamericana de Investigacion     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Clinical Lactation     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
Clinical Nurse Specialist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Clinical Nursing Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Clinical Nursing Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Clinical Scholars Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Clinical Simulation in Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Collegian: Journal of the Royal College of Nursing Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Comprehensive Child and Adolescent Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Contemporary Nurse : A Journal for the Australian Nursing Profession     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
COPING (Community of Publishing in Nursing)     Open Access  
Creative Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Critical Care Nurse     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 38)
Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Critical Care Nursing Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Critical, Medical and Surgical Nursing Journal     Open Access  
Cultura de los cuidados     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cumhuriyet Hemşirelik Dergisi     Open Access  
Curationis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Dental Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Dermatological Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
EAU Heritage Journal Science and Technology     Open Access  
Ege Üniversitesi Hemşirelik Fakültesi Dergisi / Journal of Ege University Nursing Faculty     Open Access  
Egyptian Nursing Journal     Open Access  
Emergency Nurse     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Ene : Revista de Enfermería     Open Access  
Enfermagem Revista     Open Access  
Enfermería : Cuidados Humanizados     Open Access  
Enfermería Clínica (English Edition)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Enfermería Global     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Enfermería Intensiva     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Enfermería Universitaria     Open Access  
Escola Anna Nery     Open Access  
Estima : Brazilian Journal of Enterestomal Therapy     Open Access  
European Diabetes Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Evidence-Based Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 71)
Fisioterapia e Pesquisa     Open Access  
Fisioterapia em Movimento     Open Access  
Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing     Open Access  
Frontiers of Nursing     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Fundamental and Management Nursing Journal     Open Access  
Gastroenterology Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Gazi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi     Open Access  
Geriatric Care     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Geriatric Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Gerokomos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Global Journal of Nursing Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Global Journal of Surgery Nursing     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Global Qualitative Nursing Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Green Care     Full-text available via subscription  
Hacettepe Üniversitesi Hemşirelik Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access  
Hacettepe University Faculty of Health Sciences Journal     Open Access  
Hayat : Journal of Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
HIV Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
HIV/AIDS - Research and Palliative Care     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Holistic Nursing Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Idea Nursing Journal     Open Access  
Independent Nurse     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Indian Journal of Palliative Care     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Indonesian Journal of Nursing Practices     Open Access  
Intensive and Critical Care Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
International Diabetes Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Emergency Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Advanced Nursing Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences     Open Access  
International Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing     Full-text available via subscription  
International Journal of Care Scholars     Open Access  
International Journal of Childbirth     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Health Sciences Education     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Immunological Nursing     Open Access  
International Journal of Mental Health Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
International Journal of Neurological Nursing     Full-text available via subscription  
International Journal of Nurse Practitioner Educators     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Nursing     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
International Journal of Nursing and Midwifery     Open Access   (Followers: 26)
International Journal of Nursing Critical Care     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Nursing Knowledge     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Nursing Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Nursing Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Nursing Science Practice and Research     Open Access  
International Journal of Nursing Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Nursing Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
International Journal of Nursing Terminologies and Classifications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Obstetrics, Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing     Full-text available via subscription  
International Journal of Occupational Health and Public Health Nursing     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Older People Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Palliative Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 32)
International Journal of Pediatric Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Physiotherapy and Research     Open Access   (Followers: 31)
International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 38)
International Journal of Urological Nursing     Hybrid Journal  
International Nursing Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Paramedic Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Investigacion en Enfermeria: Imagen y Desarrollo     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Investigación y Educación en Enfermería     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Issues in Mental Health Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Japan Journal of Nursing Science     Hybrid Journal  
JMIR Nursing     Open Access  
Journal for Nurse Practitioners     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal for Nurses in Professional Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Addictions Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Aesthetic Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Applied Hermeneutics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Boromarajonani College of Nursing, Bangkok     Open Access  
Journal of Boromarajonani College of Nursing, Surin     Open Access  
Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Caring Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Christian Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Clinical Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51)
Journal of Community Health Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Compassionate Health Care     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Emergency Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Journal of Evidence-based Care     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Family Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Gerontological Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Health Science Boromarajonani College of Nursing Sunpasitthiprasong     Open Access  
Journal of Health Science Research     Open Access  
Journal of Health Visiting     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Holistic Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Holistic Nursing Science     Open Access  
Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Journal of Human Lactation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Journal of Infusion Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Midwifery     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Midwifery and Reproduction     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Midwifery and Reproductive Health     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Neonatal Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Journal of Neuroscience Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Nursing & Interprofessional Leadership in Quality & Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Nursing Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Journal of Nursing and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Sciences     Open Access  
Journal of Nursing Care Quality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Nursing Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
Journal of Nursing Education and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
Journal of Nursing Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Nursing Measurement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal Of Nursing Practice     Open Access  
Journal of Nursing Regulation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)

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Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.558
Citation Impact (citeScore): 2
Number of Followers: 25  
 
  Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
ISSN (Print) 1751-4258 - ISSN (Online) 1751-4266
Published by LWW Wolters Kluwer Homepage  [299 journals]
  • Editorial introductions
    • Abstract: imageNo abstract available
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Editorial: Supportive care for people living with the manifold burden of
           heart failure
    • Authors: Beattie; James M.
      Abstract: No abstract available
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Social work involvement in palliative care heart failure research: a
           review of recent literature
    • Authors: O’Donnell; Arden; Gonyea, Judith G.; Leff, Vickie
      Abstract: imagePurpose of review The aim of the review is to examine the findings of empirical studies of palliative care interventions for patients with heart failure in which a social worker was identified as a key member of the interprofessional clinical team.Recent findings Our systematic review of the empirical literature from January 2016 to August 2019 found five palliative care interventions with heart failure patients that cited involvement of a social worker as a key team member. The reviewed studies highlighted social workers’ roles in the areas of psychosocial assessments and support, advance care planning, and patient-medical team communication.Summary Palliative social workers possess the knowledge and skills to provide expertise in psychological, social, and cultural care within palliative care domains of practice. Given this primary and critical role, more studies that include the assessment of outcomes linked to the social worker's role should be pursued. Our review unearthed several important studies that highlight the role of the palliative social workers in heart failure models of care.
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Spirituality in heart failure: a review of the literature from 2014 to
           2019 to identify spiritual care needs and spiritual interventions
    • Authors: Ross; Linda; Miles, Jackie
      Abstract: imagePurpose of review The burden of heart failure is significant and its management is complex. Current evidence confirms a high level of spiritual distress and a strong desire for spiritual support, which is endorsed by healthcare policy, yet spiritual support is rarely provided for this patient group. There is a need to identify how spiritual support might be meaningfully included within holistic heart failure multidisciplinary care and how its effectiveness might be demonstrated.Recent findings A literature review was undertaken to identify recent evidence (2014–2019) of the spiritual care needs of heart failure patients/carers and the nature and effectiveness of spiritual interventions in heart failure care.Summary Taken as a whole, studies exploring heart failure patients’/carers’ needs reflected the broad spectrum of spirituality as defined by international consensus, however, some studies focused on only some aspects of spirituality and on advanced disease. All studies were limited. No single spiritual intervention was identified as effective in enhancing quality of life in patients with heart failure. Life review and relaxation/meditation appeared ineffective. Interventions, which included elements of ‘talking’ about spiritual matters, ‘spiritual coping’ and those involving a holistic person-centred team approach to care of which spiritual care was an aspect, are worth investigating further in well designed randomized controlled trials.
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Facilitating supportive care in cardiac intensive care units
    • Authors: Romanò; Massimo
      Abstract: imagePurpose of review The number of patients who die in the hospital in the Western world is high, and 20–30% of them are admitted to an ICU in the last month of life, including those in cardiac ICUs (CICUs) where invasive procedures are performed and mortality is high. Palliative consultation is provided in only a few cases. The ethical and decisional aspects associated with the advanced stages of illness are very rarely discussed.Recent findings The epidemiological and clinical landscape of CICUs has changed in the last decade; the incidence of acute coronary syndromes has decreased, whereas noncardiovascular diseases, comorbidities, the patients’ age and clinical and therapeutic complexity have increased. The use of advanced and invasive treatments, such as mechanical ventilation, mechanical circulatory support and renal replacement therapies, has increased. This evolution increases the possibility of developing a life-threatening clinical event.Summary This review aimed to analyze the main epidemiological, clinical, ethical and training aspects that can facilitate the introduction of supportive/palliative care programs in the CICU to improve symptom management during the advanced/terminal stages of illness, and address such issues as advance care planning, withdrawing/withholding life-sustaining treatments, deactivation of implantable defibrillators and palliative sedation.
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Editorial: Communication in cancer: its impact on the experience of cancer
           care
    • Authors: Ellis; Janet; Isenberg-Grzeda, Elie
      Abstract: No abstract available
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Online interventions aimed at reducing psychological distress in cancer
           patients: evidence update and suggestions for future directions
    • Authors: Willems; Roy A.; Bolman, Catherine A.W.; Lechner, Lilian; Mesters, Ilse; Gunn, Kate M.; Skrabal Ross, Xiomara; Olver, Ian
      Abstract: imagePurpose of review A great proportion of people affected by cancer experience psychological distress. To reduce pressure on limited health-management resources available, evidence-based eHealth or online interventions can fill an important gap by making psychosocial care more easily accessible. However, evidence of their effectiveness is mixed. This present review provides an update on the effectiveness of online interventions in reducing psychological distress in patients with cancer by including studies published from January 2018 to September 2019.Recent findings Thirty-three publications describing online interventions were included in the review, including web-based, blended care, telehealth, mHealth, and other online interventions. There was great heterogeneity across studies. The evidence of online interventions’ effectiveness in reducing distress was mixed; there was partial support for reduction in psychological distress and depression, but limited evidence for reducing anxiety. Some important limitations should be taken into account when interpreting the results.Summary Online interventions for people affected by cancer, in general, are well received and seem to be a necessary component of comprehensive cancer care. However, these interventions should be more rigorously tested to provide more conclusive evidence about their effectiveness.
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Online psychosocial interventions for posttreatment cancer survivors: an
           international evidence review and update
    • Authors: Skrabal Ross; Xiomara; Gunn, Kate M.; Olver, Ian; Willems, Roy A.; Lechner, Lilian; Mesters, Ilse; Bolman, Catherine A.W.
      Abstract: imagePurpose of review The present review describes recent research on online psychosocial interventions for posttreatment cancer survivors from January 2018 to June 2019.Recent findings Twenty-three studies were included in the review (the majority included were feasibility studies and only five randomized controlled trials had large samples). Websites were the most common platforms for intervention delivery (9/23) and cognitive behavioral therapy was the most frequently used therapeutic approach (11/23). Three interventions based on this framework and delivered via websites or combined website-telehealth platforms showed to be effective in improving psychosocial issues (fear of cancer recurrence, insomnia, sleep quality, and prospective memory failures) in posttreatment cancer survivors. Web-based self-compassion writing was also found to be effective in addressing body image distress and body appreciation in breast cancer survivors. Feasibility studies mostly showed online interventions to be plausible and acceptable to cancer survivors. A good representation of online interventions for young adult cancer survivors (30%) was found.Summary Online interventions show promise in addressing the psychosocial needs of cancer survivors. Despite new online interventions being found to be feasible and acceptable and some showing promise in addressing important psychosocial issues in cancer survivors posttreatment, more rigorous studies are required to inform supportive care for this population.
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Digital interventions for adolescent and young adult cancer survivors
    • Authors: Viola; Adrienne; Panigrahi, Gargi; Devine, Katie A.
      Abstract: imagePurpose of review AYA patients with cancer have a unique set of psychosocial and support needs to compared with their younger and older counterparts. Digital health interventions overcome many of the barriers to AYA participation in behavioral health interventions. Due to the rapid shifts in digital health, it is important to continually assess the state of the field.Recent findings There has been a sharp increase in the number of digital health interventions published in the literature. Interventions are using a variety of modalities and targeting many health behaviors and psychosocial outcomes. Most studies are focused on feasibility and acceptability, and use single-arm and prepost methodologies.Summary Although randomized controlled trials remain an important design for evaluating efficacy of interventions, the field of digital health interventions would benefit from employing alternative methodologies and analytic approaches to develop and optimize digital health interventions aligned with rapidly evolving technology.
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Online interventions geared toward increasing resilience and reducing
           distress in family caregivers
    • Authors: Shin; Ji Youn; Choi, Sung Won
      Abstract: imagePurpose of review Family caregivers of patients with cancer often spend a great deal of effort on physically and emotionally demanding work while taking care of patients. However, the majority of caregivers are not properly equipped for their role as caregivers, which may lead to increased distress in both caregivers and patients. Herein, we reviewed the recent literature (last 3 years) examining online interventions that seek to support caregiver resilience and decrease distress.Recent findings Our search identified interventions involving three main themes: informational support, positive activities, and social support. These are mostly in the form of web-based tools and mobile apps targeting both usability and quality of life. Social network services are also considered in this review as a new environment for caregivers to connect with other individuals with lived experience in similar circumstances.Summary Existing studies on online interventions to support caregivers is still at a formative development stage and pilot tests of feasibility, rather than a substantive body of randomized controlled trials to assess the impact in different user populations, or to determine specific factors that impact caregiver distress level or resilience. More research is needed to further assess the long-term effects of online interventions on caregiver stress and resilience. Also, the role of different types of social network services and new forms of interaction, such as conversational agents, has not yet been fully investigated in caregiver populations. Future research should strive to seek new modes of providing services that may present novel opportunities to enhance caregiver resilience and reduce distress.
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Online couple interventions in cancer
    • Authors: Vanstone; Ruth; Fergus, Karen D.
      Abstract: imagePurpose of review Cancer diagnosis and treatment can have long-lasting psychological and physical consequences that affect both patients and their intimate partners. Improved understanding of extant dyadic interventions in the context of cancer, and how access to these may be enhanced through web-based technologies, introduce new directions for how cancer-related psychological distress for couples may be ameliorated.Recent findings Couples are negatively impacted by cancer, both individually, and as a dyad. Bolstering techniques to support effective communication about common cancer-related concerns and support for adjusting to new roles and responsibilities may help to strengthen the couple's relationship so partners are better able to cope with cancer. Although there are various intervention options available for couples dealing with cancer, many pose barriers to participation because of constraints on time and/or distance. However, online interventions have been shown to be effective, both in easing psychological distress and reducing participant burden.Summary Couples dealing with cancer experience psychological distress and must learn to navigate changing roles and responsibilities in the face of the disease. Online interventions offer flexible and innovative platforms and programs that help to address couples’ educational needs while strengthening dyadic coping.
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Online interventions to address body image distress in cancer
    • Authors: Esplen; Mary Jane; Trachtenberg, Lianne
      Abstract: imagePurpose of review Body image is a critical psychosocial issue for patients with cancer, because of the profound effects the disease and its treatment can have on appearance and bodily functioning. Adverse psychological effects of body image changes associated with cancer include debilitating levels of anxiety, social avoidance, depression, problems with intimacy and impaired sexuality, and feelings of shame/inadequacy. The construct of body image is increasingly recognized as complex and multifaceted from an embodied lens, creating more meaningful and efficacious interventions. Although there is some evidence now for in-person interventions, more research is needed in online and in-person interventions, particularly beyond what has been demonstrated in breast cancer. There is also need to address concerns around the practical and psychosocial barriers that can diminish access to, and participation in such individual or group interventions. Internet-based interventions offer opportunity for greater access to tailored psychosocial care.Recent findings An emerging conceptualization of body image for cancer patients is discussed. Internet-delivered interventions targeting body image are outlined; the majority are pilot trials and those developed for breast cancer patients. Challenges found in online interventions are also discussed.Summary Internet-delivered body image interventions would benefit from a broader conceptualization of body image, greater methodological rigor, and investigations focused on a broader range of cancer populations, beyond patients with breast cancer. Future research is needed to develop, test, and identify who can benefit from online interventions within cancer care.
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Online interventions for sexual health in cancer
    • Authors: Matthew; Andrew G.; Yang, Zhiyong G.
      Abstract: imagePurpose of review Recent advances in digital healthcare, combined with the increasing appreciation for the need for sexual health programming in cancer, has established a zeitgeist for further development of digital health interventions for sexual health in cancer. Developers of digital health interventions should consider two equally important factors: efficacy of the intervention, and participant engagement. This review describes the status of digital health interventions in sexual health within the oncology setting.Recent findings Sexual dysfunction and related psychological distress affecting patients and their partners is recognized as a significant survivorship care need in the oncology setting. Provision of care is challenged by traditional approaches to disease follow-up, and limited healthcare resources. Digital health interventions may offer efficient, accessible, and scalable care pathways. Digital health innovation in cancer survivorship and sexual health indicates trends toward efficacy, yet patient engagement remains a challenge. Implementation of established online patient engagement approaches are recommended.Summary Studies to date may underestimate the potential of digital health interventions in sexual health and cancer due to poor patient engagement. Developers of digital health intervention will benefit from effort in employing engagement strategies and engagement-efficacy analysis.
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Mar 2020 00:00:00 GMT-
       
 
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