Journal article

Australian GPs' perceptions of barriers and enablers to best practice palliative care: a qualitative study

Anne Herrmann, Mariko L Carey, Alison C Zucca, Lucy AP Boyd, Bernadette J Roberts

BMC Palliative Care | BMC | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND:General Practitioners (GPs) often play an important role in caring for people at the end of life. While some international studies suggest that GPs experience a number of barriers to providing palliative care, little is known about views and experiences of GPs in Australia. This study explored Australian GPs' perceptions of barriers and enablers to the provision of palliative care and provides new insights into how to implement best practice care at the end of life. METHODS:This was a qualitative study using 25 semi-structured phone interviews conducted with GPs practising in metropolitan and non-metropolitan New South Wales, Australia. Data were analysed using qualitative content..

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Awarded by Cancer Council New South Wales


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Boosting Dementia Research Leadership Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This study received funding support from a Strategic Research Partnership Grant [CSR 11-02] from the Cancer Council New South Wales to the Newcastle Cancer Control Collaborative [New-3C], and infrastructure funding from the University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI). These funding bodies had no role in the design of the study, the collection, analysis and interpretation of the data, or the writing of the manuscript. A/Prof Mariko Carey is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Boosting Dementia Research Leadership Fellowship (APP1136168).