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Question: Apply clinical reasoning to a patient with breast cancer.

Answer: The purpose of this essay is to apply clinical reasoning to a patient with breast cancer (BC).Due to the anonymity and confidentiality Nursing and Midwifery Council (2008) a pseudonym of Sara will be used and a signed consent form will be included in the appendix 1. This assignment will focus on the journey of a 48 year old lady who was diagnosed with BC two years ago. The NMC code of conduct (2008) states the reason as to why nurses need to be able to justify their decision based on evidence.
According to Thompson et al (2013) evidence based clinical decision making is important to help eliminate irrational choices, standardised practice, to increasing effectiveness and reduce errors. The first contact with the patient was in an oncology ward, the reason was because of the exacerbation of tumour into fungating wound. Cancer Research (2013), state that 60% of wounds begin in the breast...(short extract)

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  • Subject: Nursing
  • Course: Nursing
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1955
  • Date submitted: March 12, 2019
  • Date written: November, 2015
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 8626

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