Journal article

Clinical placement program in cancer survivorship for primary care providers 2017-2019

Amanda Piper, Leisa Leon, Helana Kelly, Ashlee Bailey, Georgina Wiley, Karolina Lisy, Liz Simkiss, Michael Jefford

JOURNAL OF CANCER SURVIVORSHIP | SPRINGER | Published : 2019

Abstract

PURPOSE: The growing population of cancer survivors indicates an increasing role for primary care practitioners (PCPs). Building on two pilot initiatives, we sought to demonstrate feasibility of a state-wide program of short observational placements for PCPs and identify changes in knowledge and confidence to deliver survivorship care. METHODS: Placements were offered at hospitals with oncology departments across Victoria, Australia. Participants attended a multidisciplinary team meeting and a minimum of two outpatient clinics. Participation targets included at least 70 general practitioners (GPs), 15 practice nurses (PNs) and 15 allied health professionals (AHPs). Mixed methods evaluation i..

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