Journal article

Identifying opportunities to support patient-centred care for ductal carcinoma in situ: qualitative interviews with clinicians

Bryanna B Nyhof, Frances C Wright, Nicole J Look Hong, Gary Groot, Lucy Helyer, Pamela Meiers, May Lynn Quan, Nancy N Baxter, Robin Urquhart, Rebecca Warburton, Anna R Gagliardi

BMC Cancer | BMC | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: Women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) report poor patient-clinician communication, and long-lasting confusion and anxiety about their treatment and prognosis. Research shows that patient-centred care (PCC) improves patient experience and outcomes. Little is known about the clinician experience of delivering PCC for DCIS. This study characterized communication challenges faced by clinicians, and interventions they need to improve PCC for DCIS. METHODS: Purposive and snowball sampling were used to recruit Canadian clinicians by specialty, gender, years of experience, setting, and geographic location. Qualitative interviews were conducted by telephone. Data were analyzed using ..

View full abstract


Awarded by Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute

Funding Acknowledgements

This research was conducted with funding from the Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute (Grant number 704890). The funding body did not have a role in the design of the study or the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data.