Implementation of a Multidisciplinary Model of Care for Women With Metastatic Breast Cancer: Challenges and Lessons Learned
Sarah-May Blaschke, Karla C Gough, Boon H Chua, Prudence A Francis, Robyn Cockerell, Allison F Drosdowsky, Lisa Sheeran, Meinir Krishnasamy
CLINICAL BREAST CANCER | CIG MEDIA GROUP, LP | Published : 2019
INTRODUCTION: The present study examined the feasibility and effects of integrating a multidisciplinary team (MDT) model of care for women with metastatic breast cancer (MBC) into a large Australian cancer center. The challenges encountered and lessons learned are described. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In the present prospective, longitudinal, mixed-methods implementation study, the MDT model included face-to-face consultations with a breast care nurse and social worker, followed by a MDT case discussion and face-to-face delivery of a personalized management plan. Data were collected to describe the cohort of women living with MBC who had attended a specialist breast cancer service and their suppo..View full abstract
Awarded by Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation
We would like to thank the patients and investigators for their most valuable support of the study. The study was supported by a Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation grant (application no. 1306).