Mrs Susan Dargan
|Name||Mrs Susan Dargan|
|Current positions||Team Lead/Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist Supportive and Palliative Care|
|Hospital/Institution||Ashford and St Peter's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UK|
|Short biography||Susan Dargan is Team Lead and Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist Supportive and Palliative Care at Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in Surrey, UK. She has worked as a specialist nurse in palliative care for 10 years both in hospital and community settings and in her current role she supports and manages a multidisciplinary inpatient palliative care team. Ms Dargan's interest is in developing nursing care and promoting best practice in the assessment and management of symptoms, particularly pain assessment and management.|
|Quote related to MACPT||"Unrelieved pain continues to be a significant symptom for patients with cancer. Pain prevalence ranges from 33% in patients after curative treatment to 59% in patients on anticancer treatment and to 64% in patients with metastatic and advanced disease.1 Cancer-related pain is therefore a worldwide healthcare issue in the context of an increasing incidence of cancer."
1. Van den Beuken-van Everdingen MHJ, et al. Prevalence of pain in patients with cancer: a systematic review of the past 40 years. Ann Oncol 2007;18:1437–49.