Managing complications in cancer: Identifying and responding to the patient's perspective

James Zabora, Matthew J. Loscalzo, Jason Weber

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Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To describe psychosocial problems experienced by cancer patients and present assessment tools to evaluate these issues and develop effective management programs. DATA SOURCES: Published literature and clinical experience. CONCLUSION: A screening program may identify patients needing psychologic evaluation and treatment and reduce distress for patients and caregivers. IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING PRACTICE: Use of screening tools allows critical decisions to be made regarding treatment for patients with high levels of distress, fatigue, and other conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalSeminars in Oncology Nursing
Volume19
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology(nursing)

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