Author(s): Zhukovsky DS, Abdullah O, Richardson M, Walsh D
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Abstract This chapter will outline a general approach to symptom assessment, using the interdisciplinary approach to pain as a model. Due to the implications of cognitive impairment for treatment compliance, consent, and caregiver burden, assessment of cognitive function will be reviewed in detail. Problem areas in assessment are identified, along with aids to improve assessment and emphasize the key contribution of the nurse. We will also focus on measurement issues from both clinical and research perspectives.
This article was published in Semin Oncol
and referenced in Journal of Palliative Care & Medicine