Journal article

Breast Cancer Survivor Symptoms A comparison of physicians' consultation records and nurse-led survivorship care plans

Christina Kozul, Lesley Stafford, Ruth Little, Chad Bousman, Allan Park, Kerry Shanahan, G Bruce Mann

CLINICAL JOURNAL OF ONCOLOGY NURSING | ONCOLOGY NURSING SOC | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Survivorship care plans (SCPs) have been used to address ongoing health problems associated with the diagnosis and treatment of early-stage breast cancer. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this article was to determine whether nurse-led consultations using SCPs, as compared with a standard medical consultation, identify more side effects and supportive care needs and lead to appropriate referral patterns. METHODS: The study audited 160 retrospective medical clinic and nursing SCP records in a sample of patients receiving treatment for early-stage breast cancer at a tertiary-level breast service in Australia. FINDINGS: Breast care nurses (BCNs) undertaking SCPs at a nurse-led consultation we..

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