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Table 2 Fieldwork details

From: Providing outpatient cancer care for CALD patients: a qualitative study


Key areas of focus

Sources of data

Documentation details

Non-participant observations and informal discussions

The delivery of multidisciplinary care including observation of planned and ad hoc collaborations of relevant staff

Observations were undertaken in chemotherapy treatment areas, waiting rooms, consultation spaces and other multipurpose areas of OPCs (not within consultation rooms). Nursing, care coordination, allied health, medical, clinical research, administrative and management professional groups were observed (n = 135 h approximately)

Observations and reflections were recorded in 312 pages of handwritten fieldnotes and then transcribed

Key informant interviews

The organisation of practice and models of care used, complexity of needs, as well as barriers and facilitators to practice

Care coordinators, tumour-specific specialist nurses, cancer nurse specialists and senior clinical staff were interviewed (n = 13), 6.5 h

Interviews took on average 30 min and were audio-recorded and transcribed (54,124 words)

Document collection

The current context of service provision, service planning, models of care and guidelines for professional practice

Documents were sourced online and via consultation with the services (reviewed for 15 h)

Documents were collated and reviewed on an ongoing basis (n = 8)