Robin Urquhart
Dalhousie University
CancerInternal medicineHealth administrationOncologyHealth informaticsNursingHealth careSurvivorship curveQualitative researchPsychological interventionKnowledge translationDiseaseMEDLINEPopulationPalliative careMedical educationFamily medicineNursing researchColorectal cancerBreast cancerMedicine
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#1Perri R. TutelmanH-Index: 6
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#1Robin Urquhart (Dal: Dalhousie University)H-Index: 17
#2Sarah Murnaghan (Dal: Dalhousie University)
Last. Eva Grunfeld (OICR: Ontario Institute for Cancer Research)H-Index: 43
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The outcomes assessed in cancer survivorship research do not always match the outcomes that survivors and health system stakeholders identify as most important in the post-treatment follow-up period. This study sought to identify stakeholder-relevant outcomes pertinent to post-treatment follow-up care interventions. We conducted a descriptive qualitative study using semi-structured telephone interviews with stakeholders (survivors, family/friend caregivers, oncology providers, primary care provi...
#1Anik GiguèreH-Index: 24
#2Jayna Holroyd-LeducH-Index: 31
Last. Alexis F. TurgeonH-Index: 34
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#1Grace Warner (Dal: Dalhousie University)H-Index: 14
#2Lisa Garland Baird (UPEI: University of Prince Edward Island)H-Index: 2
Last. Tara Sampalli (Nova Scotia Health Authority)H-Index: 5
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BACKGROUND An upstream approach to palliative care in the last 12 months of life delivered by primary care practices is often referred to as Primary Palliative Care (PPC). Implementing case management functions can support delivery of PPC and help patients and their families navigate health, social and fiscal environments that become more complex at end-of-life. A realist synthesis was conducted to understand how multi-level contexts affect case management functions related to initiating end-of-...
Coordinating breast cancer treatment is a complex task that can overwhelm patients and their support networks. Though the Cancer Patient Navigator (CPN) program in Nova Scotia (NS) provides professional assistance to patients, certain groups of patients may still face barriers to accessing its services. Employing interviews and a modified Delphi approach with CPN participants, this study sought to identify factors associated with the need for navigation to help better target CPN program referral...
#1David FornerH-Index: 6
Last. Robin UrquhartH-Index: 17
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Cancer causes substantial emotional and psychosocial distress, which may be exacerbated by delays in treatment. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in increased wait times for many patients with cancer. In this study, the psychosocial distress associated with waiting for cancer surgery during the pandemic was investigated. This cross-sectional, convergent mixed-methods study included patients with lower priority disease during the first wave of COVID-19 at an academic, tertiary care hospital in e...
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#1Majid Taghavi (Saint Mary's University)H-Index: 4
#2Grace Johnston (Dal: Dalhousie University)H-Index: 22
Last. Beth Tupala (Halifax)
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Abstract Context Many countries have aging populations. Thus, the need for palliative care will increase. However, the methods to estimate optimal staffing for specialist palliative care teams are rudimentary as yet. Objectives To develop a population-need workforce planning model for community-based palliative care specialist teams and to apply the model to forecast the staff needed to care for all patients with terminal illness, organ failure, and frailty during the next 20 years, with and wit...
#1Tanya LazorH-Index: 1
#2Claire De Souza (U of T: University of Toronto)H-Index: 4
Last. Anna R. Gagliardi (TGH: Toronto General Hospital)H-Index: 23
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To (1) describe and compare, across all eligible guidelines, recommendations that address any aspect of clinical assessment or management of anxiety and distress experienced by children and adolescents undergoing cancer treatment or hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), and (2) assess guideline characteristics that influence identified recommendations. We searched five databases for relevant guidelines and conducted a grey literature search. Guidelines had to refer to children 0–18 yea...
#1Michelle Howard (McMaster University)H-Index: 30
#2Dawn Elston (McMaster University)H-Index: 9
Last. John J. You (Credit Valley Hospital)H-Index: 1
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This paper reports findings from a modified World Cafe conducted at a palliative care professional conference in 2019, where input on tools to support advance care planning (ACP) was solicited from healthcare practitioners, managers and family members of patients. Barriers to ACP tool use included insufficient structures and resources in healthcare, death-avoidance culture and inadequate patient and family member engagement. Recommendations for tool use included clarification of roles and proces...