Medical innovations and the role of the cancer nurse

When the NHS first evolved, the prognosis for patients with Cancer was appalling, but over the last 30 years, the revolution in drug therapies has transformed nursing practice. Advancing technology over the last decade in particular, has resulted in major changes in the specialist field of oncology, where medical innovations have had an enormous impact…

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Health Promotion in Oral Care

The assignment focuses on the promotion of oral health in the immunocompromised adolescent receiving chemotherapy. The client groups particular health education/promotion needs will be identified, followed by a detailed action plan, using authoritative literature and a theoretical framework, and discussion and critical evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of the proposed plan of action. The…

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Improving the discharge planning process

The focus of the assignment is to improve the discharge planning process through the development of an integrated care pathway (ICP). The author’s client group relates to care of children and adolescents with cancer, aged 0-21 years, the multidisciplinary team including nurses, doctors, physiotherapist, dietitian, social worker, community liaison nurse, palliative care team, the patient,…

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Radiotherapy in a paediatric ambulatory care setting

The author works on the Young Oncology Unit (YOU), at Christie Hospital, Manchester, within the area of Paediatric Oncology. The Units client group consists of young people aged 0-21 years. The hospital itself is a regional specialist centre for cancer and radiotherapy treatment, and patients attend as outpatients whenever clinically and demographically possible. Care is…

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Nutrition Protocol

This Protocol has been developed by multidisciplinary staff at the Christie Hospital GUIDELINES •All patients will have a nutritional assessment carried out on admission, the nutritional assessment form will then be kept at the end of the bed with the patients care plans. •The form should be used for one admission only. •Referrals will be…

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