A mixed method feasibility study of a patient- and family-centred advance care planning intervention for cancer patients
N Michael, C O'Callaghan, A Baird, K Gough, M Krishnasamy, N Hiscock, J Clayton
BMC PALLIATIVE CARE | BIOMED CENTRAL LTD | Published : 2015
Background Advance care planning (ACP) is a process whereby values and goals are sensitively explored and documented to uphold patients’ wishes should they become incompetent to make decisions in the future. Evidenced-based, effective approaches are needed. This study sought to assess the feasibility and acceptability of an ACP intervention informed by phase 1 findings and assessed the suitability of measures for a phase 3 trial. Methods Prospective, longitudinal, mixed methods study with convenience sampling. A skilled facilitator conducted an ACP intervention with stage III/IV cancer patients and invited caregivers. It incorporated the vignette technique and optional completion/integratio..View full abstract
Related Projects (10)
RANDOMISED PHASE III TRIAL OF ADJUVANT RADIOTHERAPY VERSUS OBSERVATION FOLLOWING BREAST CONSERVING SURGERY AND ENDOCRINE THERAPY IN PATIENTS WITH MOLECULARLY CHARACTERISED LOW-RISK LUMINAL A EARLY BREAST CANCER
Radiotherapy after surgery for early breast cancer decreases recurrence but its benefit varies. Thus, it is important to identify low-risk p..
This study was funded by a grant awarded by the Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation.