Journal article

Barriers and facilitators to the implementation of audio-recordings and question prompt lists in cancer care consultations: A qualitative study

Natasha Moloczij, Mei Krishnasamy, Phyllis Butow, Thomas F Hack, Lesley Stafford, Michael Jefford, Penelope Schofield

PATIENT EDUCATION AND COUNSELING | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Question prompt lists (QPLs) and consultation audio-recordings (CARs) are two communication strategies that can assist cancer patients in understanding and recalling information. We aimed to explore clinician and organisational barriers and facilitators to implementing QPLs and CARs into usual care. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews with twenty clinicians and senior hospital administrators, recruited from four hospitals. Interviews were recorded, transcribed verbatim and thematic descriptive analysis was utilised. RESULTS: CARs and QPLs are to some degree already being initiated by patients but not embedded in usual care. Systematic use should be driven by patient preference. Su..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This project was funded by the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre. The project and manuscript have been conducted independently of the funder. Thomas F. Hack supported by a Research Chair in Psychosocial and Supportive Care Oncology from the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (Prairies/NWT Division).