Support Care Cancer (2018) 26:1105–1112 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-017-3929-8 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Building psychosocial capacity through training of front-line health professionals to provide brief therapy: lessons learned from the PROMPT study 1,2 1 3 4 5 Jane Turner & Lisa Mackenzie & Brian Kelly & David Clarke & Patsy Yates & 6,7,8 Sanchia Aranda Received: 13 July 2017 /Accepted: 9 October 2017 /Published online: 23 October 2017 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017 Abstract responsibilities. Many oncology nurses expressed conflict Purpose This report describes the views of front-line health about delivering a psychosocial intervention when their clin- professionals who participated in a randomised controlled trial ical unit was busy. Finding a private area in which to talk was examining a model of care in which depressed cancer patients a frequent barrier in busy clinical units. Participants reported received a brief psychosocial intervention. Health profes- that they applied the skills and insights acquired in the study in sionals from four cancer centres received focused training, their routine clinical work. Supervision was highly valued and skill development and clinical supervision in order to deliver was feasible to provide in clinical settings. the intervention. Conclusion Psychosocial care can be provided by a range of Methods We interviewed 20
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