Oncology 101

The Role of Oncology Nurses in the Care of Adults With Sickle Cell Disease

Coretta Jenerette

Ashley Leak

pain, Patient education
CJON 2012, 16(6), 633-635. DOI: 10.1188/12.CJON.633-635

Oncology nurses are experts in pain management, and pain is the hallmark of sickle cell disease (SCD). Because individuals with cancer and individuals with SCD often receive care from hematologists or oncologists and are admitted to the same nursing units, oncology nurses need to have an understanding of SCD and the challenges that these individuals face.

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