Journal article

Fact versus fiction: bridging contrasting medicinal cannabis information needs

Jennifer Philip, Stacey Panozzo, Anna Collins, Jennifer Weil, Jan Whyte, Michael Barton, Maria Coperchini, Meri Rametta, Brian Le

INTERNAL MEDICINE JOURNAL | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

Regulatory changes now permit the availability and prescribing of medicinal cannabis in Australia. Public awareness and patient interest are high. Using a co-design approach involving cancer patients, carers and oncology and palliative care clinicians, two information resources were developed to provide readily available sources of important information for cancer patients and clinicians who are considering the use of medicinal cannabis. Focus groups and evaluation interviews revealed some areas of dissonance between consumers and clinicians concerning aspects of medicinal cannabis.