Louise Campbell convenes liver nursing and nurse educator experts Kathryn Jack, Michele Clayton, Pam O’Donoghue and Patrizia Kunzler to consider where liver nurses and advanced nursing practitioners should fit into treatment and communication paradigms and what support they will need. Stephen Harrison joined to offer a different viewpoint.
This conversation explores the need for and value of patient education in the NASH Patient Care process. It starts with almost a tangential request that some of the money budgeted for expensive systemic HCC therapies in the UK be rededicated to patient education earlier in the treatment process.
From there, the conversation shifts to consider the value of the need for early-stage treatment strategies in poorer countries that are never likely to be able to afford the expense of drugs or treatment modalities. In the end, each panelist describes a change she would like to see in the next 2-3 years.