A team approach to palliative chemotherapy
Intended for healthcare professionals
Clinical Previous     Next

A team approach to palliative chemotherapy

Soo Steele Macmillan Lead Nurse/Manager Cancer Services and Chemotherapy Clinical Nurse Specialist, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
Sue Quirin Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist in Cancer and Palliative Care, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Small cell lung cancer accounts for 20 per cent of the primitive lung carcinomas. The prognosis is unfavourable, since two thirds of patients present with extensive disease at diagnosis. The median survival without treatment is less than three months and chemotherapy is the standard front line therapy. This article describes a team approach to chemotherapy treatment at the cancer unit at the Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. It follows a case study and shows how different members of the multidisciplinary team work together to ensure accessible patient-centred care.

Cancer Nursing Practice. 1, 2, 22-26. doi: 10.7748/cnp2002.03.1.2.22.c10

Want to read more?

Already subscribed? Log in

OR

Unlock full access to RCNi Plus today

Save over 50% on your first 3 months

Your subscription package includes:
  • Unlimited online access to all 10 RCNi Journals and their archives
  • Customisable dashboard featuring 200+ topics
  • RCNi Learning featuring 180+ RCN accredited learning modules
  • RCNi Portfolio to build evidence for revalidation
  • Personalised newsletters tailored to your interests
Subscribe
RCN student member? Try Nursing Standard Student

Alternatively, you can purchase access to this article for the next seven days. Buy now

Or