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1.  Nursing Role Implications for Family Caregiving 
Seminars in oncology nursing  2012;28(4):279-282.
Objective
To describe the clinical, education and research roles of professional nurses caring for family caregivers.
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Review of literature and websites on the professional nursing role and family caregivers.
Conclusion
The growing number of family caregivers of cancer patients need education and support. The professional oncology nurse is best suited to assess, teach and support these family caregivers, as well as contribute to the evidence-base of these areas of practice.
Implications for Nursing Practice
Professional nurses caring for oncology patients need to expand their role to include additional support and education of family caregivers.
doi:10.1016/j.soncn.2012.09.011
PMCID: PMC3651689  PMID: 23107186
Professional nursing; nursing role; family caregiving
2.  Psychological Consequences of Hematopoieitc Stem Cell Transplant 
Seminars in oncology nursing  2009;25(2):139-150.
Objectives
To address the psychological impact of the transplant on quality of life including physical, psychological, social and spiritual for the patient and caregiver and to discuss the nurse’s emotional labor of caring and compassion fatigue for such an intense vulnerable population.
Data Sources
Psychological transplant studies, peer review journals, and textbooks.
Conclusions
The psychological impact after an experience of a transplant can leave an indelible impression on the patient, caregiver and nurse.
Implications for Nursing Practice
Suggestions are made for assessment and management of various potential psychological issues for the three mentioned populations. With these issues being better understood, nurses can actively lessen psychological morbidity.
doi:10.1016/j.soncn.2009.03.008
PMCID: PMC3105969  PMID: 19411017
Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT); Psychological; Quality of Life (QOL); Caregiver; Compassion Fatigue

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