Nurse-Led Care for Adults Newly Diagnosed with Leukemia

A Nurse-Led Palliative and Supportive Care Intervention for Newly Diagnosed Adults with Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Principal InvestigatorAshley Leak Bryant, PhD, RN-BC, OCN, FAAN
Funded by: National Institute of Nursing Research | R34 Grant

Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) is a disease of older adults, with a median age at diagnosis of sixty eight and five-year survival rate of 28%. After diagnosis, adults with AML depend on their caregivers for support and care from home, but often caregivers lack the knowledge and skill required to manage the older adults’ serious illness. This funding will be used to plan and develop a nurse- led palliative and collaborative care (PACT) study, which will prepare caregivers to deliver palliative and supportive care, ultimately increasing patients’ chances of returning home after treatment and leading to better quality of life.