Development of a patient-held diary for oral chemotherapy
Catherine Oakley Macmillan lead cancer nurse, St George’s Hospital, Tooting, London
Jo Johnson Neuro-oncology clinical nurse specialist, St George’s Hospital, Tooting, London
Mark Deeprose Managing director, Creative Uncle Ltd
A generic oral chemotherapy diary has been developed in the South West London Cancer Network in response to growing national and local concerns about the safe management of patients prescribed oral chemotherapy drugs. The diary has recently been evaluated and early evidence suggests it is a useful tool. However, the diary is not considered the sole solution to minimising risk; rather, part of a comprehensive care package including patient education and support.
Cancer Nursing Practice. 7, 6,31-34. doi: 10.7748/cnp2008.07.7.6.31.c6603