Individuals affected by cancer live in a world that is at times
dominated by biomedicine, treatment and technology. Most
of the time, however, those in our care experience their cancer
and treatment in a social world and in one that is very personal.
Cancer nurses, therefore, need to be informed about the
technology (therapy and developments of) and also about the
individual’s context, values and beliefs in order to enable them
to make informed choices and to be successful in managing