Browse by author
Lookup NU author(s): Dr Kevin Windebank
Full text for this publication is not currently held within this repository. Alternative links are provided below where available.
A pragmatic approach is discussed based on the authors' differing experiences while designing new units specifically for adolescents with cancer in Leeds and Newcastle upon Tyne. Planning and implementation are complex and very time consuming. Areas to be considered include: formally identifying needs and adapting to existing local circumstances, convening a working group and involving potential stake-holders at an early stage, designing a suitable physical space, recruiting and integrating staff to create a supportive environment, obtaining financial support, and developing operational policies. For successful running of an adolescent unit, old prejudices must be disavowed and new models of medical care considered. (C) 2003 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Author(s): Windebank K, Morgan S
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Pediatric Blood and Cancer
ISSN (print): 1545-5009
ISSN (electronic): 1545-5017
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Altmetrics provided by Altmetric