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Fatigue 

Fatigue
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Fatigue
Author(s):

Tami Borneman

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190204747.003.0029
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date: 25 August 2019

Fatigue is a common symptom in patients with cancer as well as patients with other chronic diseases. Subjective in nature, it requires that the nurse assess how much it interferes with the patient’s functional status and quality of life. Assessment should include underlying etiologies as well as contributing factors. The advanced practice registered nurse’s role includes educating patients about self-management of fatigue. He or she also works collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team to provide pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions.

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