Essay on The Importance Of A New Diagnosis Of Cancer

1485 Words Oct 8th, 2015 null Page
This essay will provide a rational as to why this topic of communicating a new diagnosis of cancer has been chosen (see appendix 1). It will provide a definition and a discussion of what partnership working is and its importance with regards to conveying a potentially distressing and difficult diagnosis. This essay will also critically evaluate some of the barriers and enablers that could hinder or promote effective partnership working, these include who delivers the news and how, the environment as to which the information is being delivered and how the information is being communicated. Finally the essay will evaluate the literature regarding the evidence base and recommendations for clinical practice.
There are a number of definitions of partnership working used by different health professionals every day, the definition that will be used throughout the essay is: Partnership working is about developing comprehensive, equally useful relationships that increase the quality and experience of care. Effective partnership working should include quality care and support for the patient with a new cancer diagnoses and their family and carers (Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPSNI), 2013).Effective partnership working should provide moral effective care that’s supports patients who have just been informed of a new diagnoses of cancer, this can be done through recognising the individual roles and responsibilities of health professionals involved in the…

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