Monday, November 10, 2014
An author from 37:6 highlights her work
Below are comments from an author published in our current issue, 37:6 (Nov/Dec), regarding her work:
Supporting Patients During Their Breast Cancer Journey: The Informational Role of Clinical Nurse Specialists
by Droog, Elsa PhD; Armstrong, Claire PhD; MacCurtain, Sarah PhD
Dr. Droog explains:
It is imperative that the role of the clinical nurse specialist [CNS] in oncology care is recognised and supported to fully address breast cancer patients’ care needs. Patients seek information and emotional support as coping strategies during their breast cancer journey. Findings from a mixed methods study in Ireland confirm that the CNS’s role description in medical oncology is inadequately defined and thus insufficiently staffed to deliver a satisfactory level of patient support. International readers of CANCER NURSING have an opportunity to protect the vital role of the CNS in oncology care by calling for a clarification of the role and thus a provision of adequate CNS staffing to deliver optimal care for patients with breast cancer.
CANCER NURSING subscribers can read Dr. Droog’s article in full by clicking the link below. We hope you enjoy our current issue!