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Brachytherapy for cervical cancer: guidelines to facilitate patient-centred care in a multidisciplinary environment

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dc.contributor.author Longa, Deirdré
dc.contributor.author Friedrich-Nel, Hester Sophia
dc.contributor.author Joubert, Georgina
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-28T08:44:51Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-28T08:44:51Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.issn 2220-105X
dc.identifier.issn 2074-2835
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11462/1582
dc.description Published Article en_US
dc.description.abstract To establish patient-centred guidelines to assist multidisciplinary members in providing quality care for cervical cancer patients receiving brachytherapy. Design: A qualitative research design. Main measures: This prospective research study was conducted from July 2012 to March 2014 and constituted five stages. Stage 1: 28 one-to-one semi-structured patient interviews were conducted, stage 2: development of the proposed guidelines, stage 3: two focus group reviews of the proposed guidelines, stage 4: refinement of these guidelines by review by national heads of brachytherapy units and stage 5: presentation of the final guidelines. Results: Four main themes with sub-themes were identified from the patient interviews. Patients’ perspectives of care were integrated into the development process of the proposed guidelines. Guidelines were developed to address the practice setting and define the collective and exclusive roles and responsibilities of the radiation oncologists, radiation therapists and oncology nurses. Content validity, clarity and applicability of the guidelines were confirmed. Conclusion: Guidelines were established integrating the patient experience into the development process. They provide a framework that clearly defines the roles and responsibilities of each member of the multidisciplinary team. Members are encouraged to implement the guidelines to ensure that quality patient-centred care is delivered, rendering patient satisfaction. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher South African Journal of Gynaecological Oncology en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 8;Number 2
dc.subject brachytherapy en_US
dc.subject cervical cancer en_US
dc.subject guidelines en_US
dc.subject multidisciplinary team en_US
dc.subject patient-centred approach en_US
dc.title Brachytherapy for cervical cancer: guidelines to facilitate patient-centred care in a multidisciplinary environment en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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