Oral mucositis: a challenge for nurses
Linda Murphy Staff nurse, Regional Haematology Unit, Belfast City Hospital Trust, Belfast
Fiona Murphy Lecturer in nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dublin, Dublin
Oral mucositis is a serious complication of chemotherapy that can have a detrimental physical, psychological and medical effect on cancer patients. This article aims to explore this condition and the challenges faced by nurses in the care of patients affected by this complication.
Cancer Nursing Practice. 4, 6, 21-24. doi: 10.7748/cnp2005.07.4.6.21.c168