Journal article

The Cancer Nurse Coordinator Service in Western Australia: perspectives of specialist cancer nurse coordinators

Leanne Monterosso, Patsy Yates, Violet Platt, Caroline Bulsara, Meinir Krishnasamy

AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING | AUSTRALIAN NURSING FEDERATION | Published : 2016

Abstract

Objective In Western Australia the cancer nurse coordinator (CNC) role is unique, state wide and situated in nursing. It requires the domains of clinical expert, resource consultant, educator, change agent, researcher and advocate to facilitate seamless coordination of care for patients across metropolitan, rural and remote geographical areas of Western Australia. This study examined the role, function and impact of CNCs from the perspective of coordinators themselves. Design Prospective two-phase mixed method study. This paper reports data from the Self Report Activity Questionnaire in Phase one. Setting The state-wide Western Australian Cancer Nurse Coordinator Service. Subjects Metropolit..

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