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Discordance between Patients with Advanced Cancer and Family Caregivers in Decision-Making for Specialist Palliative Care: The healthcare professional perspective

This study focuses on how healthcare professionals in specialist palliative care assist patients with advanced cancer and their caregivers manage discordance in their preferences for and choices about patient care.


Trinity St. James’s Cancer Institute CREST Award

Research Team

Primary Investigator: Dr Geraldine Foley (Discipline of Occupational Therapy, School of Medicine, TCD)

Co-investigator: Dr Norma O’Leary (Our Lady’s Hospice and Care Services and St. James’s Hospital Dublin)

Research Collaborators

Collaborators: Dr John Lombard (University of Limerick), Professor Suzanne Guerin (University College Dublin), and All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care