An exploration of the experience of care at the end of life for patients with a history of illicit drug use: A qualitative medical record review

Research Opportunity
PhD students, Masters by Research, Master of Biomedical Science
Number of Master Places Available
1
Department
Medicine and Radiology
Location
St Vincent's Hospital
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Prof Jennifer Philip jphilip@unimelb.edu.au 439325954
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Anna Collins anna.collins@svha.org.au

Summary People with a current or past history of illicit drug use who are receiving palliative and end of life care have unique and significant care needs, including managing symptoms, particularly pain, finding an appropriate setting for healthcare delivery, managing concurrent physical and psychological comorbidity, which can be concealed by ongoing drug use, and navigating complex psycho-social circumstances. We have a program of work examining the end of life care of this patient cohort, with mixed methods data collection from patients and health care professionals. We are seeking to add a qualitative medical record review to provide an additional dimension to facilitate understanding and improve care.



Faculty Research Themes

Cancer

School Research Themes

Cancer in Medicine, Ageing



Research Opportunities

PhD students, Masters by Research, Master of Biomedical Science
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Graduate Research application

Honours application

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Department

Medicine and Radiology

Research Node

St Vincent's Hospital

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