Supportive Care
Mentor/Fellow Article

Medical Use of Marijuana in Palliative Care

Suzanne Johannigman

Valerie S. Eschiti

complementary and alternative therapies, alternative therapies, palliative care, drug
CJON 2013, 17(4), 360-362. DOI: 10.1188/13.CJON.360-362

Marijuana has been documented to provide relief to patients in palliative care. However, healthcare providers should use caution when discussing medical marijuana use with patients. This article features a case study that reveals the complexity of medical marijuana use. For oncology nurses to offer high-quality care, examining the pros and cons of medical marijuana use in the palliative care setting is important.

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