EXPANDING THE ROLE OF RESEARCH NURSES IN AN ITALIAN GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY COOPERATIVE GROUP

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165234
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
EXPANDING THE ROLE OF RESEARCH NURSES IN AN ITALIAN GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY COOPERATIVE GROUP
Author(s):
Falanga, Marzia; Ospedaliera San Guiseppe Moscati, Azienda; Connola, Marianna; Bryce, Jane
Author Details:
Marzia Falanga, BSN, Research Nurse, Azienda Ospedaliera San Guiseppe Moscati, Avellino, Italy, email: marziafalanga@libero.it; Azienda Ospedaliera San Guiseppe Moscati; Marianna Connola, BSN; Jane Bryce, RN, MSN, National Cancer Institute, Naples, Italy
Abstract:
Cooperative oncology groups have a long history in Italy while research nursing is relatively new. The oncology nursing literature promotes an expanded role for nurses in cooperative research groups. The purpose of this project was to establish a network of clinical research nurses (CRN) within an Italian oncology group and to identify strategies for maximizing their potential contribution. A group of CRNs began collaborating in May 2006 after being identified through a survey sent to all Investigators of the Multicenter Italian Trials in Ovarian cancer and gynaecologic malignancies (MITO) cooperative group. Through brainstorming, a literature review, discussions with the MITO leadership, and contacts with international gynaecologic oncology groups the nursing group identified 4 initial objectives for improving patient care and research nursing practices: to establish the use of nursing summaries for MITO conducted trials, to identify potential companion studies and other nursing research projects in this patient population, to establish formal contacts with international gynaecologic oncology nursing organizations, and to increase role visibility through presentations and publications. The pilot nursing summary was written in October 2006 and establishes minimal protocol content for MITO conducted trials. Two nursing research projects are in development: a companion study within a future MITO trial with Intraperitoneal chemotherapy, and an independent nursing research study of the validation of the Italian version of a symptom assessment tool. MITO is a member of the Gynecologic Cancer Intergroup (GCIG), and the MITO nurses have established contacts with GCIG nurses, and participated in the first study coordinators meeting. Further, a chapter on Italy in the ONS Manual for Clinical Trial Nursing is in press, authored by MITO nurses. MITO courses have now included nurse presenters and an IP chemotherapy nursing protocol was published within the MITO group in December 2006. Though the collaboration is in its early stages, these early successes of the MITO nurses has stimulated interest in continuing to work toward achievement of the initial objectives, and to use this model for expanding the role of research nurses in other Italian cooperative oncology groups.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEXPANDING THE ROLE OF RESEARCH NURSES IN AN ITALIAN GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY COOPERATIVE GROUPen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFalanga, Marziaen_US
dc.contributor.authorOspedaliera San Guiseppe Moscati, Aziendaen_US
dc.contributor.authorConnola, Mariannaen_US
dc.contributor.authorBryce, Janeen_US
dc.author.detailsMarzia Falanga, BSN, Research Nurse, Azienda Ospedaliera San Guiseppe Moscati, Avellino, Italy, email: marziafalanga@libero.it; Azienda Ospedaliera San Guiseppe Moscati; Marianna Connola, BSN; Jane Bryce, RN, MSN, National Cancer Institute, Naples, Italyen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165234-
dc.description.abstractCooperative oncology groups have a long history in Italy while research nursing is relatively new. The oncology nursing literature promotes an expanded role for nurses in cooperative research groups. The purpose of this project was to establish a network of clinical research nurses (CRN) within an Italian oncology group and to identify strategies for maximizing their potential contribution. A group of CRNs began collaborating in May 2006 after being identified through a survey sent to all Investigators of the Multicenter Italian Trials in Ovarian cancer and gynaecologic malignancies (MITO) cooperative group. Through brainstorming, a literature review, discussions with the MITO leadership, and contacts with international gynaecologic oncology groups the nursing group identified 4 initial objectives for improving patient care and research nursing practices: to establish the use of nursing summaries for MITO conducted trials, to identify potential companion studies and other nursing research projects in this patient population, to establish formal contacts with international gynaecologic oncology nursing organizations, and to increase role visibility through presentations and publications. The pilot nursing summary was written in October 2006 and establishes minimal protocol content for MITO conducted trials. Two nursing research projects are in development: a companion study within a future MITO trial with Intraperitoneal chemotherapy, and an independent nursing research study of the validation of the Italian version of a symptom assessment tool. MITO is a member of the Gynecologic Cancer Intergroup (GCIG), and the MITO nurses have established contacts with GCIG nurses, and participated in the first study coordinators meeting. Further, a chapter on Italy in the ONS Manual for Clinical Trial Nursing is in press, authored by MITO nurses. MITO courses have now included nurse presenters and an IP chemotherapy nursing protocol was published within the MITO group in December 2006. Though the collaboration is in its early stages, these early successes of the MITO nurses has stimulated interest in continuing to work toward achievement of the initial objectives, and to use this model for expanding the role of research nurses in other Italian cooperative oncology groups.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:14:54Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:14:54Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.name32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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