Acute leukaemia: making sense of a complex blood cancer.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/220894
Title:
Acute leukaemia: making sense of a complex blood cancer.
Authors:
Meenaghan, Teresa; Dowling, Maura; Kelly, Mary
Affiliation:
Haematology Department, Galway University Hospital, and School of Nursing and Midwifery, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland.
Citation:
Acute leukaemia: making sense of a complex blood cancer., 21 (2):76, 78-83 Br J Nurs
Journal:
British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing)
Issue Date:
2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/220894
PubMed ID:
22306635
Abstract:
Acute leukaemia represents a diverse group of blood cancers that affect both children and adults. Treatment schedules for these haematology cancers are often prolonged, with many associated side effects and complications. Nurses caring for patients with acute leukaemia require an anticipatory approach, where care is aimed at minimizing the side effects of treatment and being constantly vigilant for any impending adverse effects. Moreover, patients require support for the psychosocial issues that can arise for patients during their illness. This article provides an overview of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and acute myeloid leukaemia. Nursing considerations in the care of patients being treated for acute leukaemia are also explored.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Humans; Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute; Oncologic Nursing; Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma
ISSN:
0966-0461

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMeenaghan, Teresaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDowling, Mauraen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKelly, Maryen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-27T12:07:00Z-
dc.date.available2012-04-27T12:07:00Z-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.citationAcute leukaemia: making sense of a complex blood cancer., 21 (2):76, 78-83 Br J Nursen_GB
dc.identifier.issn0966-0461-
dc.identifier.pmid22306635-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/220894-
dc.description.abstractAcute leukaemia represents a diverse group of blood cancers that affect both children and adults. Treatment schedules for these haematology cancers are often prolonged, with many associated side effects and complications. Nurses caring for patients with acute leukaemia require an anticipatory approach, where care is aimed at minimizing the side effects of treatment and being constantly vigilant for any impending adverse effects. Moreover, patients require support for the psychosocial issues that can arise for patients during their illness. This article provides an overview of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and acute myeloid leukaemia. Nursing considerations in the care of patients being treated for acute leukaemia are also explored.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing)en_GB
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshLeukemia, Myeloid, Acute-
dc.subject.meshOncologic Nursing-
dc.subject.meshPrecursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma-
dc.titleAcute leukaemia: making sense of a complex blood cancer.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentHaematology Department, Galway University Hospital, and School of Nursing and Midwifery, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalBritish journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing)en_GB
dc.description.provinceConnachten

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