Ellen D Davis

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PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to identify the impact that cancer and its treatment had on diabetes self-management and to identify common issues that individuals with diabetes encounter while undergoing chemotherapy. METHODS This exploratory study utilized a baseline self-administered written survey and an 8-week telephone follow-up survey that(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To review the literature regarding the development of hyperglycemia associated with neoadjuvant agents used in the treatment of solid tumor cancers. DATA SOURCES Research articles were obtained from PubMed, CINAHL®, and Cochrane Reviews. The following search terms were used alone and in combination: diabetes, glycemic control,(More)
PURPOSE To describe the psychological impact of diabetes and to present a number of practical ways that nurse practitioners (NPs) can assess and address these concerns in the context of primary care. DATA SOURCES Theory and research articles are reviewed from the fields of nursing and psychology describing the psychological problems unique to those with(More)
Managing diabetes can be a daunting task for patients with cancer. Empowerment-based diabetes education and motivational interviewing are complementary approaches. Oncology nurses may feel unprepared to teach patients and their families about self-care for diabetes, but they provide individualized information on symptom management of cancer throughout(More)
Writing for publication with staff nurses can provide CNSs with flexible and creative approaches to the challenges facing nurses in the restructuring health care environment. CNSs experience many rewards and satisfactions from writing and measurable outcomes for practice evaluation. Staff nurses gain clinical knowledge, professional and career development,(More)
Good blood glucose control in hospitalized adults leads to reduced mortality. Intravenous (IV) insulin has been shown to be an effective way to achieve tight control of blood glucose. Managing IV insulin is a labor-intensive task for nurses and is generally done in intensive care units with high nurse-to-patient ratios. In this 3-month study,(More)
The community mental health ideologies of groups composed of profession and nonprofessional mental health service providers were measured by use of the Baker-Schulberg Community Mental Health Ideology (CMHI) Scale. The study was designed to: (1) compare current CMHI scores with the original criterion scores of mental health workers, (2) compare CMHI scores(More)