Sleep disturbance in supportive care of cancer: a review.

  title={Sleep disturbance in supportive care of cancer: a review.},
  author={Elizabeth Ann Kvale and John L. Shuster},
  journal={Journal of palliative medicine},
  volume={9 2},
Insomnia constitutes a significant source of suffering for patients with cancer as they move through the course of treatment and advanced illness. Practicing physicians and caregivers are challenged to address this troubling symptom without the benefit of an extensive literature specific to this population. There is evidence to suggest that the routine clinical management of patients with cancer with insomnia is discordant with best practices documented in the available literature. This paper… CONTINUE READING

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