Exploring the interface of oncology and palliative care in Ireland

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dc.contributor.author Coleman, K.
dc.contributor.author Brady, C.
dc.contributor.author O'Reilly, S.
dc.contributor.author O'Brien, T.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-14T13:03:53Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-14T13:03:53Z
dc.date.issued 2019-08
dc.identifier.citation Coleman, K., Brady, C., O’Reilly, S. and O’Brien, T. (2019) ‘Exploring the interface of oncology and palliative care in Ireland’, Irish Medical Journal, 112(7), P969 (6pp). en
dc.identifier.volume 112 en
dc.identifier.issued 7 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 6 en
dc.identifier.issn 0332-3102
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/9503
dc.description.abstract Aims: 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
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Irish Medical Organisation en
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dc.rights © 2019, Irish Medical Journal. All rights reserved. en
dc.subject Oncology en
dc.subject Palliative care en
dc.subject Clinical practice en
dc.title Exploring the interface of oncology and palliative care in Ireland en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother K. Coleman, Medicine, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. T: +353-21-490-3000 en
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.articleid P969 en


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