Exploring the breast care nurse role in supporting women with breast cancer

Ahern, Tracey (2015) Exploring the breast care nurse role in supporting women with breast cancer. PhD thesis, Australian Catholic University.

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Breast cancer is the most common female cancer worldwide and the incidence is increasing. Due to advances in diagnosis and treatment, the number of women surviving breast cancer is also increasing. Those living with and beyond a breast cancer diagnosis need access to a wide variety of information and support which may vary depending on their circumstances. Breast care nurses (BCNs) are well recognised by Australian breast cancer patients for the information and support they provide. However, even though the BCN role has existed within the Australian healthcare system since the 1990’s very little national research has reported on their role, including their different geographical work contexts. The Professional Navigation Framework, used in Canada, provided a useful theoretical framework to inform exploration of these gaps in service to breast cancer patients.

Item ID: 76312
Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Copyright Information: Copyright © 2015 Tracey Ahern.
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This thesis is openly accessible from the link to Australian Catholic University's institutional repository above.

Funders: James Cook University (JCU), Australian Catholic University
Projects and Grants: Australian Catholic University, Queensland Cancer Council
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2022 03:54
FoR Codes: 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4205 Nursing > 420505 Nursing workforce @ 50%
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4205 Nursing > 420599 Nursing not elsewhere classified @ 25%
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4205 Nursing > 420503 Community and primary care @ 25%
SEO Codes: 20 HEALTH > 2003 Provision of health and support services > 200307 Nursing @ 100%
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