Published in Cancer Weekly, September 27th, 2005
According to the journal Oncology Nursing Forum, scientists conducted a study "to identify and describe independent nursing actions in cooperative care."
"The Nebraska Medical Center's Lied Transplant Center in Omaha, where lay care partners assume responsibility for acute care of transplant recipients in partnership with nurses [was studied]. Two focus groups, 59 narrative logs, and 3 follow-up interviews were tape recorded, transcribed, and content analyzed. Independent nursing actions included surveillance, teaching, coaching, fostering partnerships, providing psychosocial...
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