Priorities in Thoracic Oncology Nursing and Allied Health Professionals Research

Dear Colleagues,

        On behalf of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) Nursing & Allied Health Professionals (N&AHP) committee, we would like to invite you to take part in a survey exploring the research priorities in the care of patients with thoracic malignancies (ie. lung cancer, mesothelioma, etc) within our disciplines. The results from this survey will be used to inform the development of research priorities in the Nursing & Allied Health Professionals (N&AHP) research committee of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) and the research agenda of the wider lung cancer/thoracic malignancies N&AHP community. We are also inviting N&AHP members of other national and international organisations (ie. ITONF; EONS, NLCFN, and others) to participate in the survey, in an effort to gain a really global perspective.

The survey is electronic and it should only take 10-15 minutes to complete. Be assured that all answers you provide will be kept in the strictest confidentiality. Ethical approval from the Human Research Ethics Review Committee has been obtained from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and approval from all organisations approached has been received from their chair and/or management committee. By completing the questionnaire, your consent to participate in this study is implied.

Please also encourage any colleagues you may know working with patients with thoracic malignancies to participate to this survey by forwarding the above link to them.

Thank you for considering to participate to this survey. Your time and contribution to this survey is appreciated.

Best wishes

Professor Alex Molassiotis, Chair Professor & Head of School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Ann Fraser, Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
Melissa Culligan, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, USA
Pippa Labuc, Guy's and St Thomas'​ NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
Degi Csaba, Associate Professor, Babeş-Bolyai University, Romania
Andreas Charalambous, Associate Professor, Cyprus University of Technology