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The moments that matter to patients.

Research paper by Lynne L Pearce

Indexed on: 23 Mar '17Published on: 23 Mar '17Published in: Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)



Abstract

While clinicians may focus on diagnosis and treatment, for patients with cancer, the overall experience of care is as important as the outcome. Yet according to Macmillan Cancer Support, evidence suggests almost one in five people with cancer feel as though they are treated as a set of symptoms, rather than an individual.