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Facilitating a staff support group on an oncology ward: some observations

  • Charles Montgomery (a1)
Abstract
Aims and method

In this paper an experience of facilitating a weekly support group for nursing staff on an oncology ward is described. A brief overview of burnout among oncology nurses is followed by a description of the processes by which the support group was established.

Results

Some of the functions that the group has come to provide and recurring themes are highlighted along with a more theoretical understanding of the nature of groups within institutions.

Clinical implications

Support groups can help prevent isolation and demoralisation.

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Facilitating a staff support group on an oncology ward: some observations

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