Nurse specialists in breast care: a developing role
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Nurse specialists in breast care: a developing role

Karen Burnet Lead breast care nurse, Cambridge Breast Unit, Addenbrooke’s NHS Trust, Cambridge
Dawn Chapman Nurse practitioner, Cambridge Breast Unit, Addenbrooke’s NHS Trust, Cambridge
Gordon Wishart Consultant breast and endocrine surgeon, Cambridge Breast Unit, Addenbrooke’s NHS Trust, Cambridge
Anand Purushotham Consultant surgeon, Cambridge Breast Unit, Addenbrooke’s NHS Trust, Cambridge

This article describes how one regional breast unit has incorporated the traditional role of the breast care nurse and the developing role of the nurse practitioner into valued and complementary members of the multidisciplinary team. It also details how specialist nurse roles have evolved in the unit.

Nursing Standard. 18, 45,38-42. doi: 10.7748/ns2004.07.18.45.38.c3651

Correspondence

dawn.chapman@addenbrookes.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review