Understanding palliative care as an effective intervention
- Research Opportunity
- PhD, Masters by Research
- Medicine and Radiology
- St Vincent's Hospital
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Early engagement with palliative care services has been shown to improve the outcomes of people with advanced cancer and their families. This has translated to improved symptom relief, mood, satisfaction with information, different use of intensive treatments at the end of life and improved bereavement outcomes for family members of people who receive palliative care. Yet it is unclear what is in the ‘box’ of palliative care that is effective and how this differs from care delivered by other providers.
Our group is involved in a series of multisite phase 2 clinical research trials testing the impact of introducing palliative care at key transitions in the illness course for people with a series of cancers including: lung cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer and high grade glioma. The consultations from these clinical trials where palliative care is the intervention are available for exploration and examination. This study will use these as a basis for future interrogation of what constitutes the effective core components and ‘dose’ of palliative care for patients with cancer.
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