Identifying the information needs of women with ovarian cancer
Emma Sweeney Macmillan clinical nurse specialist – gynaecological oncology, University College London Hospitals, Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals, London
It is an essential part of the clinical nurse specialist’s role to ensure that each individual is assessed to establish how much information should be provided and when. This article considers research into the information needs of women with cancer, and describes how clinical nurse specialists working in gynaecological oncology sought to assess and improve the quality of information they gave to patients with ovarian cancer.
Cancer Nursing Practice. 5, 10, 37-39. doi: 10.7748/cnp2006.12.5.10.37.c7591