Developing a self-assessment quality of life tool
Mark Irving Oesophago-gastric cancer nurse specialist, Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle
Martin White Research fellow, Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle
John Wayman Consultant surgical gastroenterologist, Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle
Simon Raimes Consultant surgical gastroenterologist, Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle
The specialist nurse is in a prime position to provide holistic care and this care can be optimised by adequately addressing areas of a patient’s quality of life that are deficient. This article describes the development of a simple, quality of life assessment tool that allows treatment decisions to be based around patient self-assessment, in addition to the assessment made by the specialist nurse.
Cancer Nursing Practice. 3, 5,33-39. doi: 10.7748/cnp2004.06.3.5.33.c126