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Delivery of technology-enabled nurse-led care coordination for patients receiving cancer chemotherapy treatment: Describing the nurse’s role

WSU Vancouver Mini Grant


The purpose of this grant proposal is to describe how care coordination was enacted in a technology-enabled nurse-led care coordination study for patients receiving chemotherapy. Specific aims are to: 1) quantify frequency and duration of patient encounters; 2) describe rationale for encounter (scheduled or unscheduled call); 3) describe the scope of the intervention; 4) describe the context of discontinuation of care coordination (end of study or patient request to terminate early, for example); 5) Describe barriers and facilitators to providing care coordination for patients receiving chemotherapy.

Design: Mixed methods descriptive secondary analysis of existing data from technology-enabled care coordination study.

Methods: (using existing data with the exception of Aim 5)
Aim 1: Nurse weekly time logs – describes reason and duration of call
Aim 2: Nurse weekly time logs – describes scheduled or unscheduled call
Aim 3: Electronic medical record (EMR) for summary notes provided to oncology treatment team. Focus of call, symptoms, interventions, and plans are documented and routed to the treatment providers.
Aim 4: Study logs documenting CC determination of when patients completed the study or were ‘archived’, and why.
Aim 5: Nurse care coordinator interview using a semi-structured guide (adapted with permission by Stacey, et al., 2015).

Primary Investigator

Andra Davis

Andra Davis, PhD