McGrath Model of Care


The McGrath Model of Care for breast care nursing in Australia provides a framework for the delivery of best practice supportive care nursing.

The McGrath Model of Care defines and guides the delivery of breast care nursing across the continuum of care for all people with breast cancer, early or metastatic. From diagnosis to treatment, rehabilitation, follow-up and transition to wellness or palliative care.

 

The first comprehensive model of care for breast care nursing in Australia in more than two decades

Breast cancer is now the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia. Treatments have advanced considerably, no longer necessarily following a linear pathway, and psychosocial and supportive care now plays a greater role in caring for people with breast cancer.

The McGrath Foundation led the development of the McGrath Model of Care to enhance and standardise supportive care nursing practice and deliver best-practice care to patients right across Australia.

Interactive Guide

The McGrath Model of Care is available as an interactive guide, structured for quick and easy navigation to the information you may need. Click on the relevant menu items or word on each page to jump to the part you are interested in.

Infographic

The infographic provides a high-level overview of the McGrath Model of Care, showing the main elements of the Model and how they relate. The McGrath Model of Care is represented by three concentric circles, showing that breast cancer and its treatments are not necessarily linear. Most importantly, the patient is always at the centre. Download the infographic here.

Some benefits of the McGrath Model of Care

Enhanced patient care

The McGrath Model of Care means patients receive consistent evidenced based care no matter where they live. The Model empowers them with knowledge so they can make decisions that are right for them.

Developed by experts

The McGrath Model of Care draws on 15 years’ experience and data from more than 150 specially trained breast care nurses and has been developed in consultation with 25 cancer specialists and clinicians including surgeons, oncologists, GPs, and patients.

Increased efficiencies

The McGrath Model of Care provides a standardised approach that enables efficiencies and improved care to patients across the country.

FAQs

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The McGrath Model of Care provides a standardised framework to enhance the delivery of supportive care and means that patients across Australia will receive consistent evidenced based care no matter where they live. It also flexes to meet the individual needs of patients and empowers them with knowledge so they can make decisions that are right for them.

The McGrath Foundation led the development of the McGrath Model of Care to enhance and standardise supportive care nursing practice and deliver improved care to breast cancer patients across Australia.

The McGrath Model of Care draws on 15 years’ experience and data from more than 150 specially trained nurses and has been developed in consultation with 25 cancer specialists and clinicians including surgeons, oncologists, GPs, and patients.

The McGrath Model of Care is available to download here. The tailored training developed to ensure the most effective delivery of the Model is integrated into the broader learning and development program available only to McGrath Breast Care Nurses. This program is not currently available outside the McGrath Foundation.

The McGrath Model of Care will be reviewed and updated every two years, or where significant new evidence emerges that requires a more urgent review.

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The McGrath Model of Care provides a standardised approach that enables efficiencies and improved care to patients across the country.

The McGrath Model of Care is designed to be used by breast care nurses in Australia and we hope that its use will improve learning and development, drive further research and, most importantly, improve the care and outcomes for patients affected by breast cancer and other breast conditions.

The McGrath Model of Care is available to download here. McGrath Breast Care Nurses can access a tailored training program, as well as receiving support and guidance from McGrath Foundation Clinical Leaders to assist in implementing the Model in their service.

McGrath Breast Care Nurse Managers and Health Service Representatives can contact the McGrath Foundation Nursing Program team and Clinical Leaders for support and queries regarding the McGrath Model of Care.

As the largest funder of breast care nurses in Australia the McGrath Foundation was able to draw on 15 years of experience and data from more than 150 specially trained breast care nurses.

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