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Thursday, 24 March 2022

Cancer and Oncology Q 140

A patient with Hodgkin’s lymphoma is undergoing external radiation therapy on an outpatient basis. After 2 weeks of treatment, the patient tells the nurse, “I am so tired I can hardly get out of bed in the morning.” An appropriate intervention for the nurse to plan with the patient is to
    A. Consult with a psychiatrist for treatment of depression
    B. Establish a time to take a short walk every day
    C. Exercise vigorously when fatigue is not as noticeable
    D. Maintain bed rest until the treatment is completed

Correct Answer: B. Establish a time to take a short walk every day

Option B: Walking programs are used to keep the patient active without excessive fatigue.

Option A: Fatigue is expected during treatment and is not an indication of depression.
Option C: Vigorous exercise when the patient is less tired may lead to increased fatigue.
Option D: Bed rest will lead to weakness and other complications of immobility.

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