Diversity of cancer patient concerns revealed through Holistic Needs Assessment

Keith Mitchell, Clinical Project Lead, Living with and Beyond a cancer diagnosis, Exeter, UK and Sarah Delfont, FORCE Lead Oncology Support Specialist, Exeter, UK discuss the diversity of concerns discovered through conducting Holistic Needs Assessments in various clinics. Concerns were often highly unpredictable, idiosyncratic, and variable. The importance of gathering information early, listening to patients concerns, keeping an open mind and carefully listening to patient’s concerns is stressed. Recorded at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS), held in Brighton, UK.

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