Defining nurse practitioner sensitive outcomes in a context of multidisciplinary care
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
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