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OBJECTIVES To estimate the proportion of cancer outpatients who visit a Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) unit that is located within a conventional cancer treatment centre; to compare the characteristics of CAM unit visitors with those of all outpatients; to monitor the demand for 20 CAM therapies delivered by professionals, and the use of the(More)
This paper aims to examine the loss of weight and loss of appetite as 'problems' experienced by patients with advanced cancer and those that care for them. It reports the results of a systematic search of the literature and presents the findings as a narrative review. Research to date has focused upon charting the prevalence and incidence of these symptoms,(More)
This study assessed access to Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) therapies for people with cancer within the British National Health Service. CAM units were identified through an internet search in 2009. A total of 142 units, providing 62 different therapies, were identified: 105 (74.0%) England; 23 (16.2%) Scotland; 7 (4.9%) each in Wales and(More)
The provision of end-of-life care within nursing and residential care homes is of concern to policy makers and specialist palliative care providers. There is evidence of an increasing number of initiatives involving clinical nurse specialists (CNS) with the care of residents within these care settings, but the extent to which this is occurring in the UK has(More)
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