Nursing fever management in adult oncology patients: A literature review

Dam, Ngoc Minh, McCarthy, Alexandra L., & Ramsbotham, Joanne (2015) Nursing fever management in adult oncology patients: A literature review. The Australian Journal of Cancer Nursing, 16(2), pp. 12-18.

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Fever associated with neutropenia, blood transfusion and disease processes is common in adult cancer patients. The literature indicates however that the aetiology, rationale and symptoms of fever are often misunderstood, resulting in fever management that is not evidence-based in this cohort. Thus in this review, an overview of fever, with a focus on fever in cancer contexts, is provided. Content includes an explanation of the therapeutic function of fever, an analysis of the physiological consequences of fever and an exploration of the aetiology of fever in cancer patients. Current guidelines for fever management in cancer patients and existing nursing practice are also discussed.

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ID Code: 90552
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1441-2551
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000) > Nursing not elsewhere classified (111099)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Cambridge Media
Deposited On: 20 Nov 2015 05:18
Last Modified: 18 May 2016 13:59

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