The Role of the Nurse Practitioner in the Management of Cancer-Related Fatigue

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165525
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Role of the Nurse Practitioner in the Management of Cancer-Related Fatigue
Author(s):
Valdres, Rosalie
Author Details:
Rosalie Valdres, University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
Abstract:
From the time the first nurse practitioner began practicing in the late 1960s to the present, the role of the nurse practitioner has been changing. The role of the nurse practitioner developed out of the pressing need for health care for persons in medically underserved areas. The role of the nurse practitioner continued to evolve from primary care to specialty areas. At the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, fatigue is one of the major symptoms our patients present. We established the fatigue clinic nurse practitioner role for the following purposes: 1) to teach the healthcare providers appropriate clinical and diagnostic fatigue evaluation, 2) to correlate objective measures of fatigue by using various tools during clinical evaluation, and 3) to improve the quality of life of patients. Before the patient's initial visit to the fatigue clinic, the fatigue nurse practitioner evaluates the patient by measuring the fatigue level using the brief fatigue inventory. The second step is the comprehensive evaluation by the nurse practitioner and physicians using established tools. Laboratory and physical examination are also included. Step three is the assessment based on the total score of the tools. The final step is planning and intervention. The development of the fatigue nurse practitioner role has significantly improved the total care and management of oncology patients. Currently the outcome survey is being conducted in the fatigue clinic. Future research will be needed to standardize the management of these patients and apply new innovations.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2002
Conference Name:
27th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Washington, D.C., USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Role of the Nurse Practitioner in the Management of Cancer-Related Fatigueen_GB
dc.contributor.authorValdres, Rosalieen_US
dc.author.detailsRosalie Valdres, University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USAen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165525-
dc.description.abstractFrom the time the first nurse practitioner began practicing in the late 1960s to the present, the role of the nurse practitioner has been changing. The role of the nurse practitioner developed out of the pressing need for health care for persons in medically underserved areas. The role of the nurse practitioner continued to evolve from primary care to specialty areas. At the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, fatigue is one of the major symptoms our patients present. We established the fatigue clinic nurse practitioner role for the following purposes: 1) to teach the healthcare providers appropriate clinical and diagnostic fatigue evaluation, 2) to correlate objective measures of fatigue by using various tools during clinical evaluation, and 3) to improve the quality of life of patients. Before the patient's initial visit to the fatigue clinic, the fatigue nurse practitioner evaluates the patient by measuring the fatigue level using the brief fatigue inventory. The second step is the comprehensive evaluation by the nurse practitioner and physicians using established tools. Laboratory and physical examination are also included. Step three is the assessment based on the total score of the tools. The final step is planning and intervention. The development of the fatigue nurse practitioner role has significantly improved the total care and management of oncology patients. Currently the outcome survey is being conducted in the fatigue clinic. Future research will be needed to standardize the management of these patients and apply new innovations.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:20:13Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:20:13Z-
dc.conference.date2002en_US
dc.conference.name27th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationWashington, D.C., USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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