‘I meet patients and families at some of the most devastating times’
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‘I meet patients and families at some of the most devastating times’

Nurse specialist Joanne Hargrave discusses her unique, empathetic and collaborative role

What is your job?

I have a combined role as a thoracic surgery and mesothelioma UK nurse specialist based at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London. I work alongside thoracic surgeons and oncologists in the treatment of patients with mesothelioma, primary lung or metastatic cancer involving the chest. I am one of 18 mesothelioma lung nurse specialists in the UK.

Cancer Nursing Practice. 17, 5,14-14. doi: 10.7748/cnp.17.5.14.s13

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