Nurse-led supportive care intervention for men with advanced prostate cancer

Ralph, Nicholas and Chambers, Suzanne and Pomery, Amanda and Oliffe, John and Dunn, Jeff (2019) Nurse-led supportive care intervention for men with advanced prostate cancer. Oncology Nursing Forum, 46 (1). pp. 92-103. ISSN 0190-535X


OBJECTIVES: To understand the context for implementing ProsCare by prostate cancer specialist nurses (PCSNs) and, in doing so, further develop the intervention and implementation strategy.

SAMPLE & SETTING: 30 PCSNs participated in four semistructured focus groups to evaluate a telephonebased supportive care intervention led by nurses for men with advanced prostate cancer.

METHODS & VARIABLES: Data were coded into the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research to evaluate the ProsCare program content and guide the implementation and evaluation of this targeted program for men with advanced prostate cancer.

RESULTS: Participants strongly endorsed specifc ProsCare program components amid a recommendation of delivery mechanisms and a comprehensive centralized implementation strategy, including PCSN role promotion, education, and professional development.

IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING: PCSNs validated ProsCare and supported its implementation as a supportive care intervention. ProsCare is a feasiblenurse-led intervention closely matched with men’s supportive care needs and the PCSN scope of

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Nursing and Midwifery
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2019 06:13
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2019 02:10
Uncontrolled Keywords: nursing, prostate cancer, supportive care, psychooncology
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111002 Clinical Nursing: Primary (Preventative)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
C Society > 92 Health > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920504 Men's Health
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1188/19.ONF.92-103

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