Network-Focused Nursing and Network Meetings in AYA Cancer Care

  • Pia Riis OlsenEmail author


The chapter describes network-focused nursing, a new concept and approach in caring for adolescents and young people with cancer. It demonstrates how nurses can facilitate social support from the young persons’ social network and in this way help the AYA and the family navigate and get through the difficult experience of cancer and treatment.

It takes the reader through the whole process of planning and conducting an individual network meeting for and with the AYA and gives examples of additional network-focused interactions in nursing.


Network-focused nursing Network meetings Social support Social network 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OncologyAarhus University HospitalAarhusDenmark

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