COVID-19 and the clinical nurse specialist

Stephanie Todd, Helen Kerr

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This chapter discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on healthcare, with a focus on the role of the clinical nurse specialist (CNS) in cancer services. The chapter will commence with a brief introduction to COVID-19 and then outline its impact on the delivery of health services and frontline workers. There will be a reflection on the role of the CNS prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, along with a discussion that highlights the changes to this role as a result of COVID-19. The chapter will conclude with a discussion on the way forward for the CNS and healthcare services post-pandemic.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe role of the clinical nurse specialist in cancer care
EditorsHelen Kerr
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781119867029
ISBN (Print)9781119866992
Publication statusPublished - 01 Sept 2023

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© 2024 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing
  • General Medicine

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