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Cancer support nurses: a co-ordinating role in cancer care.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9697455     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cancer support nurses (CSNs) have a key co-ordinating role in the cancer services in North Lancashire and South Lakeland. The working practices of the three CSNs in North Lancashire are described in detail. There was a total cumulative caseload of 604 patients in September 1996, with 397 referrals in the previous 12-month period. There were 267 deaths during this time. CSNs are an essential element of cancer service provision. A ratio of one CSN to 40,000 population gives a manageable workload, provided there is an infrastructure of supportive care to which patients, carers and bereaved can be referred.
M B McIllmurray; M Cummings; E Hopkins; C McCann
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of cancer care     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0961-5423     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Cancer Care (Engl)     Publication Date:  1998 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-10-02     Completed Date:  1998-10-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9301979     Medline TA:  Eur J Cancer Care (Engl)     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  125-8     Citation Subset:  N    
Royal Lancaster Infirmary, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Continuity of Patient Care / organization & administration*
Hospice Care / organization & administration
Job Description*
Neoplasms / nursing*
Nurse Clinicians / organization & administration*
Oncologic Nursing / organization & administration*
Palliative Care / organization & administration
Referral and Consultation / statistics & numerical data
Social Support*

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