Improving the nursing care of patients with mesothelioma
Sally Moore Lung cancer nurse specialist, Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, Sutton, Surrey,
Liz Darlison Nurse consultant, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester
This article describes the establishment and work of the national Mesothelioma Nurse Action Team, a nursing initiative aimed at improving the care and support of people affected by mesothelioma in the UK. The incidence of mesothelioma is increasing and survival is poor, with more patients in the UK dying from mesothelioma than from malignant melanoma or cervical cancer.
Nursing Standard. 25, 38, 35-38. doi: 10.7748/ns2011.05.25.38.35.c8531Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer review