Journal article

The Role of Primary Care Physicians in Childhood Cancer Survivorship Care: Multiperspective Interviews

Christina Signorelli, Claire E Wakefield, Joanna E Fardell, Tali Foreman, Karen A Johnston, Jon Emery, Elysia Thornton-Benko, Afaf Girgis, Hanne C Lie, Richard J Cohn, Frank Alvaro, Richard J Cohn, Rob Corbett, Peter Downie, Karen Egan, Sarah Ellis, Jon Emery, Joanna E Fardell, Tali Foreman, Melissa Gabriel Show all

ONCOLOGIST | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Primary care physicians (PCPs) are well placed to provide holistic care to survivors of childhood cancer and may relieve growing pressures on specialist-led follow-up. We evaluated PCPs' role and confidence in providing follow-up care to survivors of childhood cancer. SUBJECTS, MATERIALS, AND METHODS: In Stage 1, survivors and parents (of young survivors) from 11 Australian and New Zealand hospitals completed interviews about their PCPs' role in their follow-up. Participants nominated their PCP for an interview for Stage 2. In Stage 2, PCPs completed interviews about their confidence and preparedness in delivering childhood cancer survivorship care. RESULTS: Stage 1: One hundred ..

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Grants

Awarded by Career Development Fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia


Awarded by Cancer Council NSW Program


Funding Acknowledgements

The Behavioural Sciences Unit is proudly supported by the Kids with Cancer Foundation. C.S. and J.E.F. are supported by The Kids' Cancer Project. C.E.W. is supported by a Career Development Fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (APP1067501). A.G. is funded through Cancer Institute NSW grants. The BSU's survivorship research program is funded by the Kids Cancer Alliance, The Kids' Cancer Project and a Cancer Council NSW Program Grant (PG16-02) with the support of the Estate of the Late Harry McPaul. These funding bodies did not have any role in the study design, data collection and analysis, manuscript writing, or the decision to publish.