Promoting quality of life for patients with myeloma
Maura Dowling Lecturer, National University of Ireland, Galway
Mary Kelly Advanced nurse practitioner (haematology), Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore, Offaly, Ireland
Teresa Meenaghan Advanced nurse practitioner (haematology), Galway University Hospitals, Ireland
This article aims to provide nurses with an update of best practice in caring for patients living with a diagnosis of myeloma. Targeted treatments for myeloma have resulted in extended survival for patients. However, extended survival results in disease- and treatment-related side effects that have a profound effect on patients’ quality of life. Nurses can support patients to manage their illness and treatment, and promote an improved quality of life.
Cancer Nursing Practice.
12, 8, 30-37.
This article has been subject to double blind peer review
Conflict of interest
Received: 13 May 2013
Accepted: 02 August 2013
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