Health and well-being events for supporting patients after melanoma treatment
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Health and well-being events for supporting patients after melanoma treatment

Claire Lusted Advanced nurse practitioner, Guy’s Hospital, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, England

Why you should read this article:
  • To understand the importance of post-treatment self-management interventions for patients with melanoma

  • To enhance your knowledge of the benefits, issues and barriers in relation to health and well-being events

  • To find information on organising a local health and well-being event for patients with melanoma

The incidence of melanoma is increasing, and with the advent of new treatments people with the condition are living longer. In the UK, cancer policies recommend that every patient receives a personalised care package that includes access to a post-treatment health and well-being event. Such events aim to provide patients with the information and resources they need for effective self-care. At the author’s trust, a local service evaluation showed that the provision of information to patients with melanoma at the end of treatment was variable and that patients did not have access to a health and well-being event.

This article explores some of the literature and guidance on end-of-treatment self-management interventions, with a focus on health and well-being events. The author considers whether a health and well-being event may be an effective way of providing information and advice to melanoma survivors and provides an example of the content and format of such an event.

Cancer Nursing Practice. doi: 10.7748/cnp.2023.e1834

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This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated software


Conflict of interest

None declared

Lusted C (2023) Health and well-being events for supporting patients after melanoma treatment. Cancer Nursing Practice. doi: 10.7748/cnp.2023.e1834

Published online: 09 February 2023

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