The role of fatigue in multiple myeloma
Linda Murphy Staff nurse, The regional haematology unit, Belfast City Hospital Trust, Belfast
Fiona Murphy Lecturer, The School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, Trinity College, Dublin
The many facets of multiple myeloma, especially in the later stages of the illness, remain a great challenge for nurses. This article provides an overview of this cancer, including its presentation, clinical manifestations and nursing management. In particular, the symptom of fatigue will be discussed in terms of the implications for both patients and nursing care.
Cancer Nursing Practice. 3, 9,29-33. doi: 10.7748/cnp2004.11.3.9.29.c145