Ambulatory approach to cancer care. Part 2: the role of nurses and the multidisciplinary team and safety.

  title={Ambulatory approach to cancer care. Part 2: the role of nurses and the multidisciplinary team and safety.},
  author={Diana Comerford and Raakhee Shah},
  journal={British journal of nursing},
  volume={28 4},
Ambulatory care (AC) involves providing inpatient chemotherapy and supportive care as an outpatient service. Nurses and the multidisciplinary team (MDT) have a major role in this. AC at a major London teaching hospital trust is a nurse-led service, headed by specialist cancer nurses with excellent knowledge of the needs and priorities of patients undergoing intensive treatment. An experienced MDT, including administrative support, maintains safety and continuity of care. The nurses, MDT and… 
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Ambulatory approach to cancer care. Part 3: starting and maintaining the service and its challenges and benefits.
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