Mrs Susan Dargan

Name Mrs Susan Dargan
Qualifications BSc, RGN
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.

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