Radiation oncology: An Irish hospitals approach to supporting patients

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/203758
Title:
Radiation oncology: An Irish hospitals approach to supporting patients
Authors:
Miller, Caragh
Citation:
Radiation oncology: An Irish hospitals approach to supporting patients 2009, 15 (1):20 Radiography
Journal:
Radiography
Issue Date:
2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/203758
DOI:
10.1016/j.radi.2007.10.005
Additional Links:
http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1078817407000971
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Despite advances in medical technology, cancer is still one of the leading causes of death globally, leaving many patients to deal with the emotional and psychological aspects associated with cancer and its treatment [Department of Health and Children. A strategy for cancer control in Ireland. National Cancer Forum. Dublin; 2006]. The recognition and management of psychological conditions are an integral part of comprehensive cancer care. As a result, the Health Services Executive as part of the continuing expansion of Cork Radiation Oncology Department created the role of Information and Support Radiation Therapist. This post was specially created during June 2005 to facilitate the smooth entry into the treatment for patients and family members experiencing radiotherapy for the first time. Working alongside the oncology nurses and other health professionals the Information and Support Radiation Therapist aims to provide vital education/information and support to patients and their families. The provision of this new service for patients enables departments to adopt a holistic approach to treatment. This research identifies the cancer services and psychological support services in Ireland. Up-to-date audits of the new patient services established in the Cork Radiation Oncology Department and their psychological contribution towards cancer development and treatment are also discussed.
ISSN:
10788174

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dc.contributor.authorMiller, Caraghen
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-19T16:51:43Z-
dc.date.available2012-01-19T16:51:43Z-
dc.date.issued2007-
dc.identifier.citationRadiation oncology: An Irish hospitals approach to supporting patients 2009, 15 (1):20 Radiographyen
dc.identifier.issn10788174-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.radi.2007.10.005-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/203758-
dc.descriptionDespite advances in medical technology, cancer is still one of the leading causes of death globally, leaving many patients to deal with the emotional and psychological aspects associated with cancer and its treatment [Department of Health and Children. A strategy for cancer control in Ireland. National Cancer Forum. Dublin; 2006]. The recognition and management of psychological conditions are an integral part of comprehensive cancer care. As a result, the Health Services Executive as part of the continuing expansion of Cork Radiation Oncology Department created the role of Information and Support Radiation Therapist. This post was specially created during June 2005 to facilitate the smooth entry into the treatment for patients and family members experiencing radiotherapy for the first time. Working alongside the oncology nurses and other health professionals the Information and Support Radiation Therapist aims to provide vital education/information and support to patients and their families. The provision of this new service for patients enables departments to adopt a holistic approach to treatment. This research identifies the cancer services and psychological support services in Ireland. Up-to-date audits of the new patient services established in the Cork Radiation Oncology Department and their psychological contribution towards cancer development and treatment are also discussed.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1078817407000971en
dc.titleRadiation oncology: An Irish hospitals approach to supporting patientsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalRadiographyen
dc.description.provinceMunster-
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