Stanford University/VA Palo Alto Health Care System
South Asian Family Approaches to Diseases (SAFAD): A Program to Enhance Caregiving among South Asian Women Living with Breast Cancer
The objective of my Sojourns project is to develop a culturally attuned web-based behavioral intervention that mitigates the unmet psychosocial and community resource needs of South Asian women living with breast cancer and their caregivers. The proposed project will accomplish this goal in three steps: first, to identify unmet needs and to evaluate culturally attuned resources; second, to use these insights to enhance my existing web-based self-management program to make it culturally attuned; and to evaluate its preliminary impact via a field test. Project activities will be supported by mentoring from Dr. Karl Lorenz. My leadership training experiences are tailored to develop a deep understanding of palliative care and how to build community-based palliative care programs; learning how to implement programs within a complex health care system; and, understanding and influencing organizational change. Project findings will support the care of South Asian women living with breast cancer at Stanford Women's Cancer Center, and beyond.