Referral to specialist palliative care

Broom, Alex, Kirby, Emma and Good, Phillip (2012) Referral to specialist palliative care. Internal Medicine Journal, 42 9: 1040-1042. doi:10.1111/j.1445-5994.2012.02879.x

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Author Broom, Alex
Kirby, Emma
Good, Phillip
Title Referral to specialist palliative care
Journal name Internal Medicine Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1444-0903
Publication date 2012-08-01
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1445-5994.2012.02879.x
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 42
Issue 9
Start page 1040
End page 1042
Total pages 3
Place of publication Richmond, VIC, Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Language eng
Abstract Recent literature has suggested that earlier referral to palliative care can improve quality of life and prognosis. The decision to refer to palliative care is a complex process that can involve an interplay of interpersonal, subjective and institutional factors. Negotiating this referral process can be challenging to a medical specialist from a professional and personal viewpoint. What remains unknown is what actually influences the individual clinician to refer a patient to palliative care.
Keyword Palliative care
Referral practice
Medical specialist
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Article first published online: 16 September 2012.

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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Created: Wed, 08 Aug 2012, 21:12:50 EST by Associate Professor Alexander Broom on behalf of School of Social Science