The experiences of patients with advanced cancer and caregivers presenting to Emergency Departments: A qualitative study
Jennifer Philip, Cheryl Remedios, Sibilah Breen, Tracey Weiland, Lisa Willenberg, Mark Boughey, George Jelinek, Heather Lane, Claudia Marck, Jennifer Weil
PALLIATIVE MEDICINE | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2018
BACKGROUND: Despite being a common event in the course of an advanced cancer illness, there is little understanding of patients' perceptions of hospital Emergency Department presentations. AIM: To explore the experiences and perceptions of Emergency Departments held by patients with advanced cancer and their informal caregivers. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study involving semi-structured interviews with advanced cancer patients and their informal caregivers. Qualitative data analysis was underpinned by a phenomenological approach utilising a data-driven inductive thematic frame. SETTING/PARTICIPANTS: In total, 19 patients with advanced cancer who presented to Emergency Departments in the previou..View full abstract
The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship and/or publication of this article: This work was supported by the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre.