Cancer Care Research - Our focus

AIM

To develop research which addresses the dynamic interactions between cancer nurses, cancer patients and their family and carers.
To facilitate awareness about the cancer nursing research theme at UCLH and involvement of all nurses working with cancer patients in the process of creating the research strategy
To establish a structure to bring nurses interested in research together to stimulate research interest, develop expertise and encourage and support participation in the development of research projects
To ensure that nurses working with people with cancer become aware of current cancer nursing research and are able to use research in their daily practice
To clarify the research priorities for cancer nursing with the view to developing funding proposals
Research will address nursing issues throughout the experience of cancer
Research projects will utilise multi method approaches and will particularly aim to include innovative ways of using digital technology and models of care delivery.

Three proposed research themes

ΓΆ€ΒΆ Living with cancer
o Health promotion models
o Models and support for emotional care
o Psycho-educational interventions
o Chronic disease burden
o Rehabilitation
o Models of self management
o Neurological - cognitive impairment
o Cross boundary working
o Transitions
o Digital technology
o CALM
o HNA
o Nurse as co-ordinator/advocate

ΓΆ€ΒΆ Systemic treatment
o Ambulatory care
o Lymphoedema
o Diet and nutrition
o GI symptoms
o Acupuncture study

ΓΆ€ΒΆ Relationship between age and cancer (life course and cancer)
o Identifying appropriate supportive interventions for the elderly
o Parents with cancer
o Transitions from paediatric to adult care
o TYA - models of care studies