A nurse is a nurse? A systematic review of the effectiveness of specialised nursing in breast cancer

Eicher, Manuela R E; Marquard, Sara; Aebi, Stefan (2006). A nurse is a nurse? A systematic review of the effectiveness of specialised nursing in breast cancer. European journal of cancer, 42(18), pp. 3117-26. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.ejca.2006.07.007

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The effectiveness of specialised nursing in breast cancer has received limited attention. This systematic literature review aims at (i) presenting and discussing role models of specialised nursing in the area of breast cancer and (ii) suggesting avenues for future research in this field. The ten studies included in the review differ with respect to the roles of specialised nurses as well as the measured outcome variables; thus, the comparability and generalisability of results are limited. Nevertheless, the review indicates that specialised nursing in breast cancer may contribute to improved physical and psycho-social well-being. In view of the limited comparability, the authors call for (i) a more uniform definition of models of specialised nursing in breast cancer care, as well as (ii) rigorous confirmatory studies to evaluate their effectiveness. These two aspects are pivotal in providing a reliable basis for future health care strategies.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Gynaecology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Haematology, Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Laboratory Medicine and Hospital Pharmacy (DOLS) > Clinic of Medical Oncology

UniBE Contributor:

Eicher, Manuela and Aebi, Stefan

ISSN:

0959-8049

ISBN:

16979890

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:46

Last Modified:

04 May 2014 23:13

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.ejca.2006.07.007

PubMed ID:

16979890

Web of Science ID:

000243304900015

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/18980 (FactScience: 1259)

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