Cancer in midlife: care and hope
Vivien McMurray Community Macmillan nurse specialist, West Cornwall Primary Care Trust, and Hospital Macmillan Nurse for Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust
This article outlines the issues and nursing strategies in caring for a patient with cancer, in relation to their position on the life span continuum. The author uses a case study to explore some of the threats to the physical and psychological integrity of a young adult cancer patient and her family, and how strategies were developed to meet the needs of the individual and restore some hope, as she progressed through the last days of her life.
Cancer Nursing Practice. 2, 7,31-34. doi: 10.7748/cnp2003.09.2.7.31.c88