Children with cancer: quality of information for returning to school
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Children with cancer: quality of information for returning to school

Karen Selwood Advanced nurse practitioner, Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool
Sue Hemsworth Research nurse, Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool
Jo Rigg Macmillan nurse, Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool

Karen Selwood and colleagues discuss the importance of reintegration and why families need consistent guidance from healthcare professionals

A children’s oncology unit in the UK carried out an initial audit of the information given by healthcare professionals to children, families, teachers and educational institutions about the return to school of pupils with cancer. The findings were collated and presented to those involved. The audit has led to the provision of more consistent, continuing information to families and schools.

Nursing Children and Young People. 25, 5, 14-18. doi: 10.7748/ncyp2013.06.25.5.14.e176

Correspondence

karen.selwood@alderhey.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to open peer review

Conflict of interest

None declared

Accepted: 21 December 2012