A stakeholder evaluation of the impact of the CNS within a palliative care team in an acute hospital setting

B. Jack, J. Oldham, A. Williams

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Abstract

There has been an expansion in the number of palliative care teams based in the acute hospital setting. Although organization of these teams varies both in structure and approach, the clinical nurse specialist is one of the key members. The last decade has seen an escalation in the UK of clinical nurse specialists, and following the Calman-Hine Report and the more recent NHS Cancer Plan, it is anticipated that the number of clinical nurse specialists in palliative and cancer care is likely to grow. This paper presents the qualitative findings of an evaluation study designed to investigate the impact of the clinical nurse specialist within a palliative care team based in an acute hospital setting. A stakeholder evaluation that encompassed 31 tape-recorded semistructured interviews with senior nurses, consultants, junior doctors and nurses representing different grades were performed. The data was analysed for emerging themes utilising a case and cross case analysis methodology. The results suggested the presence of the clinical nurse specialists is seen as beneficial to both medical and nursing staff. This paper will focus upon exploring these potential benefits, included providing support, advice and education
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2001
EventRoyal College of Nursing (RCN) International Nursing Research Conference - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 25 Dec 2001 → …

Conference

ConferenceRoyal College of Nursing (RCN) International Nursing Research Conference
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period25/12/01 → …

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    Jack, B., Oldham, J., & Williams, A. (2001). A stakeholder evaluation of the impact of the CNS within a palliative care team in an acute hospital setting. Paper presented at Royal College of Nursing (RCN) International Nursing Research Conference, Glasgow, United Kingdom.