Exploring meanings of caring among health care professionals providing cancer care.


Project Summary:

This study uses guided meditation, art and small group discussion to explore meanings of caring among health care providers within a Regional Cancer Centre. The study consists of two phases. In Phase 1, profession-specific focus groups will be conducted each with nurses, radiation therapists, physicians, social workers, pharmacists and dietitians within an Oncology Program at a Regional Cancer Centre. In Phase 2, findings from Phase I will be presented to interprofessional focus groups to explore similarities and differences in meanings of caring. The purpose of the proposed study is to develop an understanding of the similarities and differences in the meaning of caring among health care providers working in an Oncology Program of a Regional Cancer Centre and to develop educational initiatives by which interprofessional groups can learn with, from, and about each others' perspectives on caring.

Project Description:

Project Type:
Funded

Project Role:
Co-Investigator

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Canada

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Year
Start Date:
Oct
2009
End Date:
Apr
2011

Funder:
Practice-Based Research Award, Sunnybrook Health Sciences

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Collaborator:
Co-Principal Investigators: Kari Osmar, Tracey Das Gupta

Collaborator Institution:
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

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