Patients' and staff's experiences of multidisciplinary follow-up for high-grade glioma after radical radiotherapy

Catt, S. L., Anderson, J. L. and Critchley, G. R. (2011) Patients' and staff's experiences of multidisciplinary follow-up for high-grade glioma after radical radiotherapy. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 16 (3). pp. 357-365. ISSN 1354-8506

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Abstract

Meeting the complex needs of patients with high-grade glioma requires multidisciplinary input. How best to provide care after initial treatment ends is contentious. This study explored the experiences of patients and staff at one UK centre where regular multidisciplinary clinics and brain scanning is provided. In-depth interviews conducted with 10 patients and six staff were transcribed and analysed qualitatively. Patients reported: supportive, individualised care with familiar staff; good communication; that regular scanning was reassuring. Staff believed that team follow-up facilitated immediate decision-making and referral, and reduced visits. They felt that patients value seeing their scans. Patients and staff described positive and negative experiences of multidisciplinary follow-up. There is need to investigate the impact of different approaches to ongoing care.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Journal Article England IDS Number: 750WY
Keywords: high-grade glioma brain tumours service delivery supportive care patient experiences follow-up terminal care
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Sussex Health Outcomes Research & Education in Cancer (SHORE-C)
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
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R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0001 Medicine and the state. Including medical statistics, medical economics, provisions for medical care, medical sociology > RA0418 Medicine and society. Social medicine. Medical sociology
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Depositing User: Tracy Woodcock
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2011 12:37
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 16:55
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/7104
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