Evaluation of the implementation of the prostate cancer specialist nurse role

Sykes, Julie, Yates, Patsy, & Langbecker, Danette (2015) Evaluation of the implementation of the prostate cancer specialist nurse role. Cancer Forum, 39(3), pp. 199-203.

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Abstract

A national prostate cancer specialist nursing pilot program, supported by Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, was launched in May 2012 with funding support from The Movember Foundation. The pilot program aimed to trial a best practice model for providing specialist nursing care to those affected by prostate cancer. Prostate cancer specialist nurses were allocated to 12 hospitals across all Australian states and territories to work in the context of multidisciplinary care. The Prostate Cancer Foundation provided professional development support for nurses through a structured program. This article presents key outcomes from the research commissioned by the Prostate Cancer Foundation to evaluate the prostate cancer specialist nurse role. Specifically, the paper reports evaluation data relating to the roles and functions of the prostate cancer specialist nurse to explore the influence of the role on outcomes for patients, carers and services.

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ID Code: 91291
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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ISSN: 0311-306X
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Cancer Council Australia
Deposited On: 16 Dec 2015 06:44
Last Modified: 04 May 2016 04:27

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