The role of primary and allied healthcare professionals in post-breast cancer surgery support

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event35th International Conference in Healthcare Quality and Safety (ISQUA) - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 23 Sep 201826 Sep 2018

Conference

Conference35th International Conference in Healthcare Quality and Safety (ISQUA)
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period23/09/1826/09/18

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    Rapport, F., Shih, P., Braithwaite, J., & Doel, M. (2018). The role of primary and allied healthcare professionals in post-breast cancer surgery support. Poster session presented at 35th International Conference in Healthcare Quality and Safety (ISQUA), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.