Support for men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer
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Support for men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer

Alison Townsend Urology clinical nurse specialist, Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend
Amanda Jones Lead uro-oncology nurse specialist, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff
Christian Smith Clinical nurse specialist (uro-oncology), Velindre Hospital, Cardiff
Janet Marty Uro-oncology clinical nurse specialist, Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport

This article discusses the findings of a multi-hospital satisfaction survey of men with newly diagnosed prostate cancer. The survey was designed to enable direct comparison with a previously published satisfaction survey conducted by the Prostate Cancer Charity. Results showed that the nurse specialist is a valuable resource for patients and has an important role in maintaining standards of care.

Nursing Standard. 25, 4, 40-45. doi: 10.7748/ns2010.


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