Establishing a nurse-led thyroid cancer follow-up clinic

Fishburn, A and Fishburn, N 2021, 'Establishing a nurse-led thyroid cancer follow-up clinic' , British Journal of Nursing, 30 (4) , S28-S35.

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Abstract

Thyroid cancer is a complex disease requiring management by a large multidisciplinary team. The number of patients with a diagnosis of thyroid cancer is significantly increasing year-on-year, and traditional models of consultant-led follow up are no longer sustainable. Although nurse-led cancer follow-up clinics are becomining increasingly common, thyroid cancer nurse-led follow-up clinics are rare. An excellent understanding of the disease, treatment and management of risk of disease recurrence is essential for safe patient care, and is discussed in this article. The clinic discussed uses the skill set of head and neck nurse specialists, including psychological support, coping strategies for long-term side effects of treatment and non-medical prescribing. A patient survey of the service revealed high levels of patient satisfaction and a desire to continue face-to-face consultations rather than telephone clinics.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: ** From Crossref journal articles via Jisc Publications Router **Journal IDs: pissn 0966-0461; eissn 2052-2819 **History: issued 25-02-2021; published 25-02-2021
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of Nursing
Publisher: Mark Allen Publishing
ISSN: 0966-0461
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Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2021 12:27
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2021 12:30
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/59791

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