Perspectives of the General Practice Team on Cancer Survivorship Care Delivery (The GP-Team Study) (Status: Ongoing)
- Internal funding (Giving Day)
The delivery of high-quality cancer survivorship care is a national imperative as cancer becomes a common chronic condition that frequently results in physical and psychosocial impairment. Survivors require education and support to self-manage disease impacts, rehabilitation to address acute effects, and ongoing monitoring for detection of recurrence and new primary disease. Although there is an increasing recognition of the integral role of primary care providers in delivering cancer survivorship care, the role and capacity of General Practitioners (GPs) and Practice Nurses, to deliver this care is unclear. To the best of our knowledge, no research has examined the perspectives of the entire Practice Team involving Practice Managers/Owners, GPs, and Practice Nurses on survivorship care delivery.
The objectives of this study are to:
To investigate the perspectives of Practice Managers/Owners, GPs and Practice Nurses on (1) their roles in delivery of cancer survivorship care; (2) optimal vs. minimal models of care within the general practice; and (3) barriers and facilitators associated with implementation of cancer survivorship care delivery. The results of this study will provide insights that will inform the development of interventions and models of care to support the role of GPs and Practice Nurses in cancer survivorship care.
For more information, please contact lead PI- Professor Raymond Chan