The significance of having a choir in providing supportive care

Rosalyn Fox, Macmillan secondary breast cancer nurse specialist of the Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK, discusses the importance of a choir she started at the Christie Hospital in Manchester for patients, staff and carers. With cancer patients now living longer and potentially in treatment for a long time, a choir is an activity even quite unwell patients can do. She also talks about the supportive atmosphere generated from the choir, an unspoken empathy, without the pressure to talk about the illness can come with a support group. Recorded at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS), held in Brighton, UK.

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