Mapping the English cancer clinical nurse specialist workforce

Published on Apr 1, 2008in Cancer Nursing Practice
· DOI :10.7748/cnp2008.
Paul Trevatt4
Estimated H-index: 4
Jason Petit1
Estimated H-index: 1
Alison Leary9
Estimated H-index: 9
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#2Douglas McInness (CCCU: Canterbury Christ Church University)
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#1Joo Hoon Kim (Yonsei University)H-Index: 6
#2Jin Seok Ahn (Yonsei University)H-Index: 42
Cancer care can be complex with increased specialization within disciplines and more-sophisticated treatment techniques. Multidisciplinary care (MDC) is an integrated team approach to bring together a group of health professionals with appropriate skills to consider patient's treatment and care options. MDC are now conducted worldwide and is recommended as best practice for the management of patients with cancer. There is increasing evidence that MDC improves quality of care, treatment outcomes ...
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#2Anne ArberH-Index: 16
Last. Ann GallagherH-Index: 17
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Aim This paper reports a study exploring the lived experience of fifteen men and women treated with allogeneic stem cell transplant (SCT) for haematological malignancy. Background Evidence suggests that treatment of haematological malignancy including allogeneic stem cell transplant has a significant impact on the quality of life (QoL) of recipients and quantitative studies have measured dimensions such as physical function and psycho-social and spiritual domains. Fewer studies have considered i...
#1Kelley KilpatrickH-Index: 19
#2Nancy CarterH-Index: 20
Last. Alba DiCensoH-Index: 33
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: The transfer of health-related research knowledge between producers and users is a complex, dynamic and iterative process. There has been little research describing the preferred knowledge transfer strategies used by different stakeholder groups, including healthcare providers, policymakers and administrators. The purpose of the survey was to gain an understanding of the content and preferred dissemination strategies of knowledge users of briefing notes about the effectiveness of advanced prac...
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#1Kelley Kilpatrick (Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont)H-Index: 19
#2Alba DiCenso (McMaster University)H-Index: 33
Last. Nancy Carter (McMaster University)H-Index: 20
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Abstract Background Clinical nurse specialists are recognized internationally for providing an advanced level of practice. They positively impact the delivery of healthcare services by using specialty-specific expert knowledge and skills, and integrating competencies as clinicians, educators, researchers, consultants and leaders. Graduate-level education is recommended for the role but many countries do not have formal credentialing mechanisms for clinical nurse specialists. Previous studies hav...
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#1Rozh Jalil (Imperial College London)H-Index: 9
#2Benjamin W. Lamb (Imperial College London)H-Index: 13
Last. James GreenH-Index: 27
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Background The MDT-Coordinators’ role is relatively new, and as such it is evolving. What is apparent is that the coordinator’s work is pivotal to the effectiveness and efficiency of an MDT. This study aimed to assess the views and needs of MDT-coordinators.
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#1Ml MinstrellH-Index: 3
Breast cancer typically causes significant disease burden for women, often compounded by complex and fragmented cancer care. Breast nursing roles support women by providing supportive care and care coordination. However, most of what we know about breast nursing is from urban settings. Major gaps in knowledge exist around how breast nurses effectively undertake real world practice in rural areas. This thesis addressed an important gap in the literature by comprehensively describing breast nursin...
#1Carole FarrellH-Index: 6
#2Alexander Molassiotis Rn (University of Manchester)H-Index: 48
Last. Cathy HeavenH-Index: 11
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Abstract Purpose Revolutionary changes have taken place to nurses’ roles and clinical responsibilities over the past decade, leading to new ways of working and higher levels of nursing practice. However, despite the development of nurse-led clinics and services within oncology there has been little formal evaluation. Methods A survey of 103 UK oncology specialist nurses was undertaken to explore their scope of practice, with emphasis on nurse-led services. Results The survey highlighted signific...
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#1Alison LearyH-Index: 9
#2Vivian MakH-Index: 1
Last. Paul TrevattH-Index: 4
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Background The role of the specialist nurse in the UK evolved in the 1970s. In cancer care, policy drivers have seen an increase in the number of, and an increase in the role of, the pathology‐based, or ‘site‐specific’, cancer clinical nurse specialists, and also an increase in the variety specialist cancer nursing roles; the recommendation being that every cancer patient has access to a specialist cancer nurse. Methods A census of the specialist cancer nursing workforce was undertaken in 2008. ...
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