Helping the Mother with Breast Cancer Support Her Children
Nurses at the University of Washington School of Nursing are studying the effectiveness of an educational program for mothers with a recent diagnosis of breast cancer and who have an 8-12 year old child. This program is available at no charge.
The Enhancing Connections Program includes a Program A or B
- Specially developed educational material mailed to the woman's home along with an educational phone call from a specially trained patient educator.
- Five educational sessions in the woman's home by a specially trained patient educator.
Women who agree to participate in the study will be randomly assigned to one of these two programs (like flipping a coin). Both programs offer an opportunity to learn new ways for mothers to assist their school age child with the breast cancer.
Women are eligible to participate if they:
- Have a first time diagnosis of breast cancer (Stage 0, I, II, or III)
- Were diagnosed in the past 6 months
- Are married or in a stable, partnered relationship
- Live in the Puget Sound Area
- Have an 8-12 year old child who is aware of the diagnosis
- Can speak and read English
For more information about this program, please call:
Mary Ellen Shands, RN, MN at 206 685-0837 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Please remember that we cannot guarantee the confidentiality of any information sent by e-mail.)