Managing the advanced cancer patient in the Australian emergency department environment: findings from a national survey of emergency department clinicians.

Weiland TJ, Lane H, Jelinek GA, et al.
Aim/Abstract: Delivery of care to people with advanced cancer in the emergency department (ED) is complicated by competing service demands, workloads and physical design constraints. We explored emergency clinicians’ attitudes to the ED environment when caring for patients who present with advanced cancer, and how these attitudes are affected by access to palliative care services, palliative care education, staff type, ED experience and patient demographic, hospital type and region.

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