Anne Prip, a PhD student from the University of Copenhagen will be working with HSRU for the month of October.
The University of Copenhagen encourages PhD students to visit abroad in order to establish international research collaborations. Anne will be working with Dr Zoë Skea, having been inspired by Zoë’s research on “what people with urological cancer value in interactions with health care providers”1. Anne finds great interest in how communication and interaction between the patient and HCP can support patients with cancer and hopes that this visit will also be a good opportunity to improve upon her English.
Anne is a registered nurse and has primarily worked within oncology nursing. She has a MA in psychology and pedagogy and works at the Institute of Nursing, Metropolitan University College, Copenhagen as a lecturer. She is presently enrolled in a PhD program at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. Her PhD project is funded by Metropolitan University College and Herlev Hospital where she conducts her research.
Anne’s PhD project is called "Communication and relationships between healthcare professionals and patients with cancer undergoing chemotherapy in an outpatient clinic ". The overall purpose of the project is to provide knowledge about communication and relationships between healthcare professionals and patients with cancer during chemotherapy when the encounters take place in the outpatient clinic and where the encounters are often brief. Furthermore, to study how these encounters influence patients’ ability to cope with cancer in everyday life.
More specifically, the aim of the project is to investigate:
What characterizes the encounter between patients and healthcare professionals (nurses) in the oncology outpatient setting?
Which experiences, expectations and needs do patients with cancer have to healthcare professionals during chemotherapy in an outpatient clinic?
- Do patients with cancer experience sufficient support to cope with their life with cancer?
Anne Prip will present her work at the HSRU Lunchtime Research Meeting on 27 October.
1Skea, ZC., MacLennan, SJ., Entwistle, VA. & N'dow, J. (2014). 'Communicating good care: A qualitative study of what people with urological cancer value in interactions with health care providers'. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, vol 18, no. 1, pp. 35-40.
[Online] DOI: 10.1016/j.ejon.2013.09.009