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dc.contributor.authorPunshon, Gen
dc.contributor.authorEndacott, Ren
dc.contributor.authorAslett, Pen
dc.contributor.authorBrocksom, Jen
dc.contributor.authorFleure, Len
dc.contributor.authorHowdle, Fen
dc.contributor.authorMasterton, Men
dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, Aen
dc.contributor.authorSwift, Aen
dc.contributor.authorTrevatt, Pen
dc.contributor.authorLeary, Aen

PURPOSE: United Kingdom prostate cancer nursing care is provided by a variety of urology and uro-oncology nurses. The experience of working in multidisciplinary teams (MDT) was investigated in a national study. DESIGN: The study consisted of a national survey with descriptive statistics and thematic analysis. METHODS: A secondary analysis of a data subset from a UK whole population survey was undertaken (n = 285) of the specialist nursing workforce and the services they provide. Data were collected on the experience of working in the MDT. RESULTS: Forty-five percent of the respondents felt that they worked in a functional MDT, 12% felt that they worked in a dysfunctional MDT, and 3.5% found the MDT meeting intimidating. Furthermore, 34% of the nurses felt that they could constructively challenge all members of the MDT in meetings. Themes emerging from open-ended questions were lack of interest in nonmedical concerns by other team members, ability to constructively challenge decisions or views within the meeting, and little opportunity for patients' wishes to be expressed. CONCLUSIONS: Despite expertise and experience, nurses had a variable, often negative, experience of the MDT. It is necessary to ensure that all participants can contribute and are heard and valued. More emphasis should be given to patients' nonmedical needs.

dc.format.extent210 - 218en
dc.subjectAttitude of Health Personnelen
dc.subjectCross-Sectional Studiesen
dc.subjectGroup Processesen
dc.subjectHealth Care Surveysen
dc.subjectInterdisciplinary Communicationen
dc.subjectNurse Cliniciansen
dc.subjectPatient Care Teamen
dc.subjectProstatic Neoplasmsen
dc.subjectUnited Kingdomen
dc.titleThe Experiences of Specialist Nurses Working Within the Uro-oncology Multidisciplinary Team in the United Kingdom.en
dc.typeJournal Article
plymouth.journalClin Nurse Specen
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Health
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Health/School of Nursing and Midwifery
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Research Groups
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Research Groups/Institute of Health and Community
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Users by role
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Users by role/Professional Services staff
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen
dc.rights.embargoperiodNot knownen
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen

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