Journal article

Navigating uncertainty: The implementation of Australian radiation therapy advanced practitioners.

Kristie Matthews, Gillian Duchesne, Marilyn Baird

Tech Innov Patient Support Radiat Oncol | Published : 2021

Abstract

Radiation therapy advanced practice has been implemented in several international jurisdictions; however, it is yet to be systematically integrated into Australian radiation oncology centres. This paper presents the outcomes of a doctoral research study to explore the factors that may be influencing the implementation of radiation therapy advanced practice in Australia. Using a constructivist grounded theory methodological approach to guide procedures, data collection occurred via 6 nationally facilitated online (video mediated) focus groups, and during interviews and observations at 5 purposively selected clinical case study locations. Data analysis led to the development of a grounded theo..

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