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Kirsten Leslie, BSc, RGN, Dip Onc, Counselling Dip, is lead cancer nurse, Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust
Mary Curtis, MSc, BSc, CertEd, RN, ILT (M), is head of education and training, Cornish Hospices, Palliative Care Services;Denise Lunn, RGN, DPSM, is senior nurse, oncology department, Poole Hospital NHS Trust.
Many patients who have cancer receive suboptimal symptom relief because of a lack of skills and knowledge in the health professionals providing care. The aim of this project was to improve symptom control for patients undergoing treatment for cancer.
Members of the action learning group had varying levels of experience in working in the community, both in terms of the number of years experience and in the nature of the work they did. However, it was agreed by the core project group and the project development group that it was not appropriate to take account of such differences in the design of the evaluation.
- Collecting information;