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The value of informal out‐patient discussions as a useful, additional method of assessment for both patient and doctor during a busy out‐patient clinic is considered. One hundred patients were interviewed by a research or stoma care sister at their first follow‐up visit after surgery for large...
Performance status scores are useful tools in the management of patients with malignant disease. No specific performance index score exist, however, for patients with glioma. The Barthel Index, has been used in our department because it has been widely used in patients following stroke and found...
Over the last decade in the United Kingdom there have been changes in the delivery of health care, technical advances in medicine, and rising public expectations for health care, all situations which effect nurses caring for cancer patients. Nursing cancer patients has frequently been described...
This paper examines data which has been published on breast cancer in the elderly and concludes that, wherever possible, combined modality treatment should be offered to elderly breast cancer patients. It appears from an examination of the literature that single modality treatment in the form of...
District nurses from eight general practices in Devon attended a 3‐day course on‘Improving terminal care for cancer patients at home’. The course was learner‐centred. It was designed to motivate the nurses to introduce management changes aimed at improving terminal care in the practices in which...
Breast cancer is the major cause of female deaths in Western Europe. In the United Kingdom, one woman in 14 is liable to develop this disease. An increasing emphasis on recognizing survival from cancer and remission periods of up to 20 years for breast cancer has important implications for...
Cancer and Emotion: A Practical Guide to Psycho‐Oncology Radiotherapy: Principles to Practice Teaching Palliative Care: Issues & Implications Cancer Chemotherapy and Biotherapy
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