Patients’ experiences of the uro-oncology clinical nurse specialist: the value of information giving
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Patients’ experiences of the uro-oncology clinical nurse specialist: the value of information giving

Emily Barrasin At the time of writing was assistant psychologist, States of Guernsey Adult Community Services, Princess Elizabeth Hospital, Guernsey
Damien Appleton Clinical neuropsychologist, States of Guernsey Adult Community Services, Princess Elizabeth Hospital, Guernsey

This article reports the findings of a service-user evaluation project undertaken in response to the local uro-oncology clinical nurse specialist position coming under threat. A focus group and telephone interviews were conducted with service users who had experienced support from the uro-oncology nurse, to highlight the value of the role. Patients were positive about their experiences of the nurse in post, and the function and support the role provided. Ideas around gender and the importance of information giving emerged, providing useful recommendations for services, health professionals, and future research.

Cancer Nursing Practice. doi: 10.7748/cnp.2018.e1469

Citation

Barrasin E, Appleton D (2018) Patients’ experiences of the uro-oncology clinical nurse specialist: the value of information giving. Cancer Nursing Practice. doi: 10.7748/cnp.2018.e1469

Peer review

This article has been subject to external double-blind review and checked for plagiarism using automated software

Correspondence

emily.barrasin@hmc.ox.ac.uk

Conflict of interest

None declared

Published online: 20 April 2018

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