Using nurses to forge a way to early detection of skin cancer

Clare Harvey, Colin Beauchamp, Christopher Lowings, Paul Katris, Thomas Harding, Maria Pearson, Rachel Forrest

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    Abstract

    Background: Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. The Lions Cancer Institute (Western Australia) (LCI) is a community funded organization that has provided free, population based skin cancer screening programmes since 1991. In a study undertaken in 1998, LCI identified that nurses are capable of identifying 96% of surgeon-classified suspicious lesions (Katris et al., 1998). In 2011, a further study was initiated in which the financial and clinical value of non-medical health professionals employed in this setting was explored.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages67-68
    Number of pages2
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2016
    EventRoyal College of Nursing (RCN) International Nursing Research Conference 2016 - Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Duration: 6 Apr 20168 Apr 2016
    https://www.rcn.org.uk/professional-development/research-and-innovation/research-events/rcn-2016-research-conference (Conference link)

    Conference

    ConferenceRoyal College of Nursing (RCN) International Nursing Research Conference 2016
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityEdinburgh
    Period6/04/168/04/16
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    Keywords

    • Skin cancer
    • Screening programmes
    • Nurses
    • Skin screening

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