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dc.contributor.authorMiddleton-Green, Laura*
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-06T15:00:32Z
dc.date.available2015-01-06T15:00:32Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.citationMiddleton-Green L (2008) Assessment and management of fatigue in life-limiting illness. Journal of End of Life Care. 2(1).
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/6973
dc.descriptionNo
dc.description.abstractFatigue is a complex symptom commonly experienced by people with life-limiting illnesses. It has been identified in patients with, for example, cancer, heart failure, respiratory conditions, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and renal failure. It is often rated by patients as having a greater effect on quality of life than pain. This article will explore the manifestations and consequences of fatigue. It will propose a minimum standard for its assessment and management and describe the implementation and evaluation of an audit, conducted in a hospice environment, designed to evaluate achievement of this standard. Although this audit was carried out in a hospice setting, the aim of the article is also to raise awareness of fatigue in all healthcare settings and to improve the assessment of this debilitating symptom.
dc.subjectEnd of life care
dc.subjectAudit
dc.subjectFatigue
dc.subjectPalliative care
dc.subjectSymptom management
dc.titleAssessment and management of fatigue in life-limiting illness
dc.status.refereedYes
dc.typeArticle
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