Holistic Needs Assessment in Cancer Care

  People living with and beyond cancer are vulnerable to a number of physical, functional and psychological issues. Undertaking a holistic needs assessment (HNA) is one way to support a structured discussion of patients’ needs within a clinical consultation. However, there is little evidence on how HNA impacts on the dynamics of the clinical consultation. This study aims to establish (1) how HNA affects the type of conversation that goes on during a clinical consultation and (2) how these putative changes impact on shared decision-making and self-efficacy.

  • Start Date:

    1 January 2016

  • End Date:

    31 December 2020

  • Activity Type:

    Externally Funded Research

  • Funder:

    MacMillan Cancer Support

  • Value:

    £130839

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