Defining nurse practitioner sensitive outcomes in a context of multidisciplinary care

Project Details

Understanding the contribution of Nurse Practitioners to the experience and outcomes of cancer patients is critical t ongoing funding and sustainability of the roles; growth and expansion of NP services in the cancer domain; and evolution and enhancement of NP role impact as members of multidisciplinary teams. This qualitative study explores the experience of patients, carers and NP as a unit of care, examining perceptions of contribution to care and treatment outcomes from diverse perspectives. Findings from this study will inform the development of a future health services research project to evaluate cost benefit and patient experience data across cohorts of patients who do and do not have access to NP-led care.


  • Prof Mei Krishnasamy, Chair in Cancer Nursing, Department of Nursing & Centre for Cancer Research, University of Melbourne; VCCC Research and Education Lead – Cancer Nursing (Principal Investigator)
  • Natasha Moloczij, Project Manager, Department of Cancer Experiences Research, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, VCCC; Department of Nursing University of Melbourne;
  • Katherine Schubach, Nurse Practitioner, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, VCCC.


Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria

Research Group

Cancer Nursing Research

Faculty Research Themes


School Research Themes

Cancer, Practice and service improvement, Recovery and Rehabilitation Across the Lifespan

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