Palliative care education for community based nurses
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Palliative care education for community based nurses

Stephanie Barker Lecturer practitioner, Priscilla Bacon Hospice, Norwich
Gerda Gibbs Head of education in the Macmillan palliative care team, James Paget Healthcare NHS Trust, Great Yarmouth
Alison Hill Formerly a network lead nurse, The Norfolk and Waveney Cancer Network
Sandra Winterburn Macmillan nurse, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich

A fundamental aim of the NHS Cancer Plan (2000) is to improve the experience of care for patients with cancer, an objective that is supported by an appropriately trained workforce (Department of Health 2000). This article describes the design and implementation of a palliative care education programme for district and community based nurses by three independently functioning specialist palliative care teams. The result is a well-evaluated course and the advancement of joint practice working across a cancer network.

Cancer Nursing Practice. 3, 4,29-33. doi: 10.7748/cnp2004.05.3.4.29.c121

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