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dc.contributor.authorColeman, K.
dc.contributor.authorBrady, C.
dc.contributor.authorO’Reilly, S.
dc.contributor.authorO’ Brien, T.
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-08T08:06:16Z
dc.date.available2019-10-08T08:06:16Z
dc.date.issued2019-07
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/626862
dc.descriptionAims To explore the integration and delivery of oncology led referrals to palliative care (PC) by examining physician attitudes and referral practices. Methods An online survey was circulated to oncologists and PC physicians in Ireland. Results The study (N = 100) comprised sixty-nine oncologists (69%) and thirty-one PC physicians (31%). Ninety-two(92%) believe patients with advanced cancer should receive concurrent treatment, however only 53% of oncologists(N = 37) routinely refer. Regarding end-of-life (EOL) care: 81% of oncologists (N = 55) are directly involved in its administration, despite 84% (N = 53) agreeing patients benefit when PC specialists coordinate EOL care. Conclusion The gulf between positive attitudes and limited implementation suggests the need for interdisciplinary changes to facilitate integration of PC in clinical practice in Ireland.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectPALLIATIVE CAREen_US
dc.subjectONCOLOGYen_US
dc.subjectCANCERen_US
dc.titleExploring the Interface of Oncology and Palliative Care in Irelanden_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen_US
refterms.dateFOA2019-10-08T08:06:17Z


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