The Holistic Needs Assessment (HNA) is a simple questionnaire, specially designed to support people living with cancer. The assessment is completed electronically (those who do not wish to complete it electronically – please discuss with a member of staff alternative ways of completing) The HNA helps to identify your greatest needs and concerns and ensures your physical, practical, emotional, spiritual and social needs are discussed and addressed in a timely and appropriate way. Your answers from the HNA questionnaire will then be used to develop a care and support plan for you, together with one of the health care professionals involved with your care.
A HNA will be completed at the key point(s) in your treatment pathway that will be most beneficial for you as an individual.
If you haven’t been offered a HNA and would like to complete one, please ask your Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) or one of the health care professionals involved in your treatment.