Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women. In 2011 the World Health Organization estimated that over 508,000 women died of the disease worldwide1 and in the United Kingdom (UK) alone over 1,000 women die annually, with one in eight women likely to develop breast cancer in her lifetime. While most developed countries provide patients with care pathways, these seldom include post-treatment planning, including transitions to primary and allied healthcare professionals. This study examined the experiences of women as they consider transitioning out of hospital, asking: “what are women’s aspirations for longer-term support and care?” 2 , aiming to: 1) Examine breast cancer patient pathways, 2) Clarify aspirations for future service delivery, and 3) Reveal experiential knowledge of preparing for a cancer-free future. The objective was to assess current services and future care needs including transitions across services.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Event||35th International Conference in Healthcare Quality and Safety (ISQUA) - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
Duration: 23 Sep 2018 → 26 Sep 2018
|Conference||35th International Conference in Healthcare Quality and Safety (ISQUA)|
|Period||23/09/18 → 26/09/18|