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How care for children with cancer can be improved

Round table of paediatric cancer nurses look at the challenges specialist nurses face
Childhood cancer

Round table of paediatric cancer nurses look at the challenges specialist nurses face

Specialist nurses provide a crucial service to children with cancer, often acting as the key worker and coordinator of care, and having a long-term relationship with both the child and their family.

But what challenges do they face and how can they be supported to deliver the highest quality care to children – often from the point of diagnosis until they transition into adult services or, sadly, die?

A round table convened by the charity Solving Kids’ Cancer brought together paediatric cancer nurses from different centres to discuss these questions. Those on the panel highlighted the strong relationships they formed with families.

‘It is the right thing for a family to have someone who walks the journey from start to finish with them’

Rachel Perrow, neuro-oncology

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