Art & Science
The value of home support for cancer patients: a study
Cathy Barker Community Oncology Nurse Specialist, Nevill Hall and District NHS Trust, Abergavenny
The Community Oncology Project (COPE) was initiated to investigate home support from a trained oncology nurse at various stages of treatment. Patients who received home support during treatment responded better than those having visits after treatment had finished. The author discusses the patients’ continuing need for home support and the issues of dependency that this raises.
Nursing Standard. 11, 32, 34-37. doi: 10.7748/ns1997.04.11.32.34.c2453