Sue Lennon describes how a peer-led model was created to support men with prostate disease and their partners
Support groups often require help to perpetuate their success, keep to clear objectives and reach out to new members. This article describes the development of an established prostate cancer support group, co-ordinated initially by a clinical nurse specialist who challenged members, nurtured enthusiasm and helped create the opportunity for growth. Collaboration with three separate charities enabled a ‘team building’ weekend so that a newly formed committee could regroup, rejuvenate and approach their future with curiosity. The event ended with a clear and shared vision, lots of energy and an action plan.
Cancer Nursing Practice. 13, 8, 16-20. doi: 10.7748/cnp.13.8.16.e1085Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer reviewConflict of interest
Sue Lennon is employed as a Macmillan nurse. She has been a trustee of Odyssey in the past and My Possible Self provides clinical supervision to two groups of colleagues originally co-ordinated by Sue. Financial reward has not been received from either Odyssey or My Possible Self
Received: 27 February 2014
Accepted: 25 June 2014
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