Project Cornerstone: An Upstream Palliative Care Intervention for Rural and African-American Advanced Cancer Family Caregivers
University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) CAPC Member
High levels of burden among rural and/or Black caregivers is associated with distress in patients with advanced cancer. To address the gap in resources specifically designed for Black family members/caregivers of patients living with cancer, the UAB team developed and is currently testing Project Cornerstone. The Cornerstone intervention is led by specially trained lay navigators. It involves a series of weekly phone coaching sessions focused on helping caregivers developing skills in managing stress and providing effective support.
J. Nicholas Dionne-Odom, PhD, RN, ACHPN, FPCN, FAAN
Associate Professor School of Nursing