The needs of recently diagnosed cancer patients
Mary Costelloe Senior nurse manager, Rossendale Hospice, Lancashire
Liz Nelson Funding and publicity officer, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley Outreach, Accrington, Lancashire
The early diagnosis programme at Rossendale Hospice is a specially designed service to cater for the needs of patients with a recent diagnosis of cancer. This article discusses the development of a service model based on the needs of the service users. This nurse-led service provides informal nurse counselling, practical advice, complementary therapies and peer support.
Nursing Standard. 19, 13, 42-44. doi: 10.7748/ns2004.12.19.13.42.c3774Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer review