Improving the care of patients requiring oesophageal stent insertion
Helen Hey Upper gastrointestinal specialist nurse, Bradford Royal Infirmary, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Sophie Stephenson Gastrointestinal research nurse, Bradford Royal Infirmary, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHSTrust
Clive Kay Consultant gastrointestinal radiologist/lead clinician for upper gastrointestinal cancer, Bradford Royal Infirmary, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHSTrust
A team approach to service redesign can improve the care of patients diagnosed with cancer of the oesophagus who require palliation of dysphagia by the insertion of an oesophageal stent. This article describes the team approach used and also considers aspects of team working and the impact a diagnosis of cancer can have on an individual.
Cancer Nursing Practice. 3, 7,31-34. doi: 10.7748/cnp2004.09.3.7.31.c135