publication . Article . 2017

Are nurse-led chemotherapy clinics really nurse-led?:an ethnographic study

Carole Farrell; Catherine Walshe; Alex Molassiotis;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Apr 2017
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract Background The number of patients requiring ambulatory chemotherapy is increasing year on year, creating problems with capacity in outpatient clinics and chemotherapy units. Although nurse-led chemotherapy clinics have been set up to address this, there is a lack of evaluation of their effectiveness. Despite a rapid expansion in the development of nursing roles and responsibilities in oncology, there is little understanding of the operational aspects of nurses' roles in nurse-led clinics. Objectives To explore nurses' roles within nurse-led chemotherapy clinics. Design A focused ethnographic study of nurses' roles in nurse-led chemotherapy clinics, incl...
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