Pocket Guide to Managing Cancer Fatigue

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2004 - Medical - 218 pages
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Written for oncology nurses and useful in the management of fatigue associated with cancer and its treatments, this handy pocket guide contains an overview of the basic theory regarding its incidence, etiology, including physiological and psychological mechanisms, and provides content on its assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation. The role of exercise is discussed, as well as treatment with medications including Procrit(R) and Aranesp(R).
 

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Contents

Pediatric CancerRelated Fatigue
33
Fatigue Assessment ft Diagnosis
51
Psychosocial Educational and Behavioral
63
Chapters Pharmacologic Management of Fatigue
79
Cultural Issues Related to Fatigue
91
The Influence of Fatigue
115
Chapters Symptom Clusters
143
Patient and Caregiver Education
163
A Patients Perspective
185
Resources
197
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