Managing the side effects of chemotherapy.

@article{Goodman1989ManagingTS,
  title={Managing the side effects of chemotherapy.},
  author={M. Goodman},
  journal={Seminars in oncology nursing},
  year={1989},
  volume={5 2 Suppl 1},
  pages={
          29-52
        }
}
  • M. Goodman
  • Published 1989
  • Medicine
  • Seminars in oncology nursing
More chemotherapy is being administered today than ever before. Megadoses of these drugs are becoming commonplace. Better methods of drug delivery, patient monitoring, and sophisticated support services such as infectious disease specialists, transfusion therapy, intensive care facilities, oncology clinical nurse specialists, and others, enable the physician to treat the patient in a variety of settings, including ambulatory care centers and the home. Just as the nurse needs advanced skills and… Expand
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