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Cytotoxic chemotherapy in the home: a study of community nurses' attitudes and concerns.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14966458     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cytotoxic chemotherapy initiated in a hospital setting and continued in the home is an expanding service. The evolution of such a service received a boost with the publication of the NHS Cancer Plan (Department of Health (DH), 2000a) and the NHS Manual of Cancer Service Standards (DH, 2000b). The literature claims a range of benefits of such a service including enhanced standards of care and cost savings. Effective care depends on a number of key factors including assessment, management of risk and support, i.e. appropriate policies and the availability of adequate resources. This study among community nurses reveals a number of key findings including the incremental nature of the development of policy and practice, the general acceptance that changes in community practice are inevitable and welcome where the changes enhance the care of patients, and a level of concern about the availability of appropriate resources and structures necessary for safe and effective practice.
Noel Gavin; Chris How; Barbara Condliffe; Jane Depledge
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of community nursing     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1462-4753     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Community Nurs     Publication Date:  2004 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-02-17     Completed Date:  2004-03-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9815827     Medline TA:  Br J Community Nurs     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  18-24     Citation Subset:  N    
Faculty of Health Studies, Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College, Chalfont St Giles, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Antineoplastic Agents / administration & dosage*,  adverse effects
Attitude of Health Personnel*
Community Health Nursing*
Great Britain
Home Care Services
Medication Errors
Neoplasms / drug therapy*,  nursing
Nurses / psychology*
Random Allocation
Risk Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antineoplastic Agents

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