No one person and no one profession can meet all the needs of the client with cancer and the family. To effectively manage outcomes requires teamwork involving the client, the family, the nurse, and other health professionals. (Meier, 2001)
The author of this paper works as a nurse in an Oncology Unit.
Furthermore, this paper aims to provide a critical analysis of all aspects of care, including the medical management and the nursing interventions that are purposefully rendered to the patient. Hence, the bases for the discussion and analysis in due course of this paper were gathered from relevant literatures and reputable references, thereby exemplifying its intent.
Important Note: The data presented therein are with strict and utmost confidentiality to protect the client's rights. In this regard, the identity and other markers of the client and the hospital are intentionally obscured to ensure observance of confidentiality. As such, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC, 2002) stated that, as nurses (and midwifes), we must protect the confidentiality of all information pertaining to the patients and all aspects of their care, thereby warranting us to guard against any breaches of confidentiality. Furthermore, the so-called "Confidentiality Advise Sheet", which was updated by NMC (2008), explicated the following valuable reminder, which is quoted below:
To trust another person with private and personal information is a significant matter. The person who is in the care of a nurse or midwife has a right to believe that information given to them in confidence is only used for the purposes for which it was given and will not be disclosed to others without permission. (NMC, 2008)
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