Journal article

Exploring advance care planning awareness, experiences, and preferences of people with cancer and support people: an Australian online cross-sectional study

Helena Rodi, Karen Detering, Marcus Sellars, Ashley Macleod, Julia Todd, Sonia Fullerton, Amy Waller, Linda Nolte

Supportive Care in Cancer | SPRINGER | Published : 2020

Abstract

PURPOSE: To explore advance care planning (ACP) awareness, experiences, and preferences of people with cancer and support people of someone with cancer, in Australia. METHODS: Descriptive analysis and independent group t tests were used to examine data from a national, online cross-sectional survey. RESULTS: Of 705 respondents (440 people with cancer, 265 support people), 48.5% of participants had heard of ACP prior to the survey and 65% had discussed their values or preferences with someone. Significantly more people aged under 65 years had discussed their preferences than their older counterparts. Most (93%) discussions occurred with family or friends, but only 3.7% occurred with a health ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This study is a Cancer Australia Supporting people with cancer Grant initiative, funded by the Australian Government. The study was delivered under the auspices of Advance Care Planning Australia which is funded by the National Palliative Care Projects within the Public Health and Chronic Disease Program, Australian Government Department of Health.