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Patients' Perspectives of Fast-Track Surgery and the Role of the Fast-Track Clinical Nurse Consultant in Gynecological Oncology

Philp, Shannon MN(NP), RN, NP; Carter, J. MD (CGO); Barnett, C. PhD; D'Abrew, N. BA; Pather, S. MD (CGO); White, K. PhD, RN

doi: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000086

This study examines the role of the fast-track nurse in gynecology from a patient perspective. The fast-track nurse is a specialist nursing role, which coordinates patient care, in addition to providing specialized clinical care. Semistructured interviews were conducted with women who had fast-track surgery for gynecological cancer.

Lifehouse Gynaecologic Oncology Group, Chris O'Brien Lifehouse, Missenden Road, Camperdown, NSW, 2050, Australia (Ms Philp, Profs. Carter and Pather); Cancer Nursing Research Unit (MO2), Sydney Nursing School, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia (Ms Philp, D'Abrew and Dr Barnett, Prof. White); Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney (Profs. Carter and Pather); Sydney Cancer Network, Sydney Local Health Network, Sydney, NSW, Australia (Ms Philp and Prof. White); School of Nursing, Midwifery and Postgraduate Medicine, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup WA Australia (Prof. White).

Correspondence: Cancer and Haematology Nursing, Sydney Nursing School, The University of Sydney, 88 Mallett St, Camperdown, NSW, 2050, Australia (

The SGOG is now known as the Lifehouse Gynaecologic Oncology Group (LGOG) and is located at Chris O'Brien Lifehouse.

The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article.

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