Journal article

A randomised phase II trial testing the acceptability and feasibility of a narrative approach to public health communication to increase community engagement with palliative care

Anna Collins, Sue-Anne McLachlan, Mike Hill, Sue Collins, Jennifer Philip



BACKGROUND: Communities have limited understanding of palliative care, creating barriers to informed choice around consideration of a full range of care options in the event of serious illness. Few empirically tested interventions are available to educate community about palliative care, and ultimately improve timely access to these services. AIM: To test the acceptability (primary outcome), and feasibility of a narrative approach to public health communication seeking to improve attitudes to possible access to palliative care in the event of serious illness. DESIGN: Randomised phase II trial with six parallel experimental conditions. Outcomes tested included measures of acceptability, feasi..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship and/or publication of this article: This study was funded by a Scholarship from the Bethlehem Griffiths Research Foundation and a grant from the Primary Care Collaborative Cancer Clinical Trials Group, 'PC4', funded by Cancer Australia. The funders had no role in the conduct of the study or reporting or interpretation of results.