Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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