Intravenous literature: Gallagher, A., Horton, K., Tschudin, V. and Lister, S. (2009) Exploring the views of patients with cancer on what makes a good nurse a pilot study. Nursing Times. 105(23), early online publication.
This article presents and discusses findings from a qualitative pilot study that surveyed patients with cancer to discover their views on what makes a good nurse. Ten outpatients at a UK specialist cancer hospital, who had received inpatient treatment for cancer, were interviewed. The interview data was analysed thematically, and four themes were identified: good nurse virtues, knowledge, skill and organisational culture.