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Aiming for a holistic integrated service for men diagnosed with prostate cancer – Definitions of standards and skill sets for nurses and allied healthcare professionals

Lamb, Alastair D; Thompson, Sue; Kinsella, Netty; Gerbitz, Ingmar; Chapman, Elaine; Putt, Lisa; Bennett, Sophie; Thankappannair, Vineetha; Geoghegan, Lisa and Wright, Naomi, et al. (2017) In European Journal of Oncology Nursing 29. p.31-38
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Purpose To establish a comprehensive set of recommendations for the service structure and skill set of nurses and allied healthcare professionals in prostate cancer care. Methods Using components of formal consensus methodology, a 30-member multidisciplinary panel produced 53 items for discussion relating to the provision of care for prostate cancer patients by specialist nurses and allied healthcare professionals. Items were developed by two rounds of email correspondence in which, first, items were generated and, second, items refined to form the basis of a consensus meeting which constituted the third round of review. The fourth and final round was an email review of the consensus output. Results The panel agreed on 33 items that... (More)

Purpose To establish a comprehensive set of recommendations for the service structure and skill set of nurses and allied healthcare professionals in prostate cancer care. Methods Using components of formal consensus methodology, a 30-member multidisciplinary panel produced 53 items for discussion relating to the provision of care for prostate cancer patients by specialist nurses and allied healthcare professionals. Items were developed by two rounds of email correspondence in which, first, items were generated and, second, items refined to form the basis of a consensus meeting which constituted the third round of review. The fourth and final round was an email review of the consensus output. Results The panel agreed on 33 items that were appropriate for recommendations to be made. These items were grouped under categories of “Environment” and “Patient Pathway” and included comments on training, leadership, communication and quality assessment as well as specific items related to prostate diagnosis clinics, radical treatment clinics and follow-up survivor groups. Conclusions Specialist nurses and allied healthcare professionals play a vital role alongside urologists and oncologists to provide care to men with prostate cancer and their families. We present a set of standards and consensus recommendations for the roles and skill-set required for these practitioners to provide gold-standard prostate cancer care. These recommendations could form the basis for development of comprehensive integrated prostate cancer pathways in prostate cancer centres as well as providing guidance for any units treating men with prostate cancer.

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  abstract     = {<p>Purpose To establish a comprehensive set of recommendations for the service structure and skill set of nurses and allied healthcare professionals in prostate cancer care. Methods Using components of formal consensus methodology, a 30-member multidisciplinary panel produced 53 items for discussion relating to the provision of care for prostate cancer patients by specialist nurses and allied healthcare professionals. Items were developed by two rounds of email correspondence in which, first, items were generated and, second, items refined to form the basis of a consensus meeting which constituted the third round of review. The fourth and final round was an email review of the consensus output. Results The panel agreed on 33 items that were appropriate for recommendations to be made. These items were grouped under categories of “Environment” and “Patient Pathway” and included comments on training, leadership, communication and quality assessment as well as specific items related to prostate diagnosis clinics, radical treatment clinics and follow-up survivor groups. Conclusions Specialist nurses and allied healthcare professionals play a vital role alongside urologists and oncologists to provide care to men with prostate cancer and their families. We present a set of standards and consensus recommendations for the roles and skill-set required for these practitioners to provide gold-standard prostate cancer care. These recommendations could form the basis for development of comprehensive integrated prostate cancer pathways in prostate cancer centres as well as providing guidance for any units treating men with prostate cancer.</p>},
  author       = {Lamb, Alastair D and Thompson, Sue and Kinsella, Netty and Gerbitz, Ingmar and Chapman, Elaine and Putt, Lisa and Bennett, Sophie and Thankappannair, Vineetha and Geoghegan, Lisa and Wright, Naomi and Stirton-Croft, Alison and Nixon, Penny and Styling, Andrew and Whitney, Diane and Hodgson, Lindsay and Punt, Lisa and Longmore, Jenny and Carter, Mike and Petch, Bill and Rimmer, Yvonne and Russell, Simon and Hughes-Davies, Luke and Mazhar, Danish and Shah, Nimish C. and Gananapragasam, Vincent J. and Doble, Andrew and Bratt, Ola and Kastner, Christof},
  issn         = {1462-3889},
  keyword      = {Allied Health Personnel,Holistic health,Patient care pathway,Prostate cancer},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {08},
  pages        = {31--38},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {European Journal of Oncology Nursing},
  title        = {Aiming for a holistic integrated service for men diagnosed with prostate cancer – Definitions of standards and skill sets for nurses and allied healthcare professionals},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejon.2017.04.004},
  volume       = {29},
  year         = {2017},
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