Supportive care in the cancer setting: rhetoric or reality?

  title={Supportive care in the cancer setting: rhetoric or reality?},
  author={Carole Willard and Karen Luker},
  journal={Palliative medicine},
  volume={19 4},
BACKGROUND Since 1995, UK cancer policy has been directed at organizational changes to secure improvements in treatment outcomes and quality of supportive care for cancer patients. The substantial increase in hospital-based specialist cancer nurses (SCNs) during this time suggests they have a major role to play in the delivery of supportive care. AIM To explore how SCNs implemented their role in the context of organizational change and newly-formed multidisciplinary teams. METHODS Twenty… CONTINUE READING

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