A qualitative evaluation of community and acute hospital nursing oncology services in Ireland

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dc.contributor.author O'Mahony, Cian
dc.contributor.author Byrne, Stephen
dc.contributor.author Aherne, Joe
dc.contributor.author Hanan, Terry
dc.contributor.author Mullen, Louise
dc.contributor.author Keane, Maccon
dc.contributor.author Browne, Helen
dc.contributor.author Malee, Kathleen
dc.contributor.author Murphy, Kevin D.
dc.date.accessioned 2021-03-08T11:36:40Z
dc.date.available 2021-03-08T11:36:40Z
dc.date.issued 2021-02-10
dc.identifier.citation O'Mahony, C., Byrne, S., Aherne, J., Hanan, T., Mullen, L., Keane, M., Browne, H., Malee, K. and Murphy, K. D. (2021) 'A qualitative evaluation of community and acute hospital nursing oncology services in Ireland', European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 51, 101912 (8pp). doi: 10.1016/j.ejon.2021.101912 en
dc.identifier.volume 51 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 8 en
dc.identifier.issn 1462-3889
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/11119
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.ejon.2021.101912 en
dc.description.abstract Purpose: Cancer patients are a particularly vulnerable population group, facing an increase in physical, mental, logistical and financial difficulties. This, as well as Ireland's increased focus on primary care with the Sláintecare health plan, led to the development of the Community Oncology Nursing Programme, where community nurses are trained to provide cancer care in the community. This paper sought to explore the lived experiences of the patients and nurses involved in this programme in order to examine its impact as well as determine facilitators and roadblocks for future development. Methods: A qualitative examination of the service was carried out by interviewing cancer patients receiving care as part of the programme as well as the nurses delivering care, both in the community and hospital day-ward. Thematic analysis was used. Results: Themes of improved patient experience, nurse-patient relationship, the importance of location and roadblocks to further implementation of the programme emerged. There was a universal belief that the programme offered benefits to the patient and improved their care in some manner. Conclusions: The Community Oncology Nursing Programme has been well received by both nurses and patients. The service provided by community nurses as part of this programme offers benefits to patients and an improved cancer service. en
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dc.publisher Elsevier Ltd. en
dc.rights © 2021, Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This manuscript version is made available under the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license. en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ en
dc.subject Cancer en
dc.subject Community care en
dc.subject Patient preference en
dc.subject Qualitative analysis en
dc.subject Primary care en
dc.title A qualitative evaluation of community and acute hospital nursing oncology services in Ireland en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Cian O'Mahony, Pharmacy, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: cian_omahony@ucc.ie en
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dc.check.date 2022-02-10
dc.date.updated 2021-03-08T11:18:49Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
dc.internal.rssid 556489055
dc.internal.pmid 33610929
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle European Journal of Oncology Nursing en
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dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress cian_omahony@ucc.ie en
dc.identifier.articleid 101912 en
dc.identifier.eissn 1532-2122


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