A nonprofit community service and academic collaboration to increase outreach to older adults with cancer: lessons learned.

Abstract

This article describes the lessons learned by social work practitioners and nurse researcher faculty from a unique partnership between a 501(c) 3 nonprofit community service organization (cancer helpline) and an academic facility to improve outreach to older adults with cancer. In preparing the research proposal, carrying out the procedures, and instituting a community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach lessons learned included the importance of experienced researchers/writers, unpredictability of research activities, importance of collecting complete data, communicating underlying discipline and role-oriented assumptions, and effectiveness of CBPR to increase outreach to older adults with cancer in Delaware's eight cancer clusters.

DOI: 10.1080/01634372.2013.793222

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@article{Klemm2013ANC, title={A nonprofit community service and academic collaboration to increase outreach to older adults with cancer: lessons learned.}, author={Paula R Klemm and Veronica F Rempusheski and Janet Teixeira}, journal={Journal of gerontological social work}, year={2013}, volume={56 6}, pages={554-68} }