Martin N Tattersall

Summary

Affiliation: University of Sydney
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Insights from cancer patient communication research
    Martin H N Tattersall
    Department of Cancer Medicine, Blackburn Building, DO6, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Hematol Oncol Clin North Am 16:731-43. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Improving doctors' letters
    Martin H N Tattersall
    University of Sydney, Blackburn Building, D06, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Med J Aust 177:516-20. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Ovarian cancer chemotherapy: carboplatin as standard
    Martin N Tattersall
    Department of Cancer Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Lancet 360:500-1. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Patients expect transparency in doctors' relationships with the pharmaceutical industry
    Martin H N Tattersall
    Central Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 190:65-8. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Developments in drug delivery: implications for cancer care
    Martin Tattersall
    University of Sydney, Blackburn Building D06, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Curr Opin Oncol 15:293-9. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Consultation audio tapes: an underused cancer patient information aid and clinical research tool
    Martin H N Tattersall
    Department of Cancer Medicine, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Lancet Oncol 3:431-7. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint When the treatment goal is not cure: are patients informed adequately?
    Martin H N Tattersall
    Department of Cancer Medicine, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Support Care Cancer 10:314-21. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint Consultation audio-tapes: an information aid, and a quality assurance and research tool
    Martin H N Tattersall
    Department of Cancer Medicine, DO6, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Support Care Cancer 10:217-21. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint Sharing decisions in cancer care
    M Gattellari
    Department of Cancer Medicine, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Soc Sci Med 52:1865-78. 2001
  10. ncbi request reprint Women's preferences for discussion of prognosis in early breast cancer
    E A Lobb
    Medical Psychology Unit, Department of Psychological Medicine, The University of Sydney, Camperdown, NSW 2050, Australia
    Health Expect 4:48-57. 2001

Detail Information

Publications53

  1. ncbi request reprint Insights from cancer patient communication research
    Martin H N Tattersall
    Department of Cancer Medicine, Blackburn Building, DO6, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Hematol Oncol Clin North Am 16:731-43. 2002
    ..Further evidence is needed to guide palliative care and other health care professionals in communicating effectively and sensitively with palliative care patients while holding a balance between telling the truth and maintaining hope...
  2. ncbi request reprint Improving doctors' letters
    Martin H N Tattersall
    University of Sydney, Blackburn Building, D06, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Med J Aust 177:516-20. 2002
    ..Specialist medical bodies should consider preparing prompt cards (setting out preferred information content and format for letters) to distribute to their members...
  3. ncbi request reprint Ovarian cancer chemotherapy: carboplatin as standard
    Martin N Tattersall
    Department of Cancer Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Lancet 360:500-1. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Patients expect transparency in doctors' relationships with the pharmaceutical industry
    Martin H N Tattersall
    Central Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 190:65-8. 2009
    ..To seek the views of patients attending general practice about doctors' interactions with the pharmaceutical industry and their wishes for disclosure of this information...
  5. ncbi request reprint Developments in drug delivery: implications for cancer care
    Martin Tattersall
    University of Sydney, Blackburn Building D06, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Curr Opin Oncol 15:293-9. 2003
    ..Fixed drug combinations are also used in cancer supportive care, and may find use in a range of settings...
  6. ncbi request reprint Consultation audio tapes: an underused cancer patient information aid and clinical research tool
    Martin H N Tattersall
    Department of Cancer Medicine, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Lancet Oncol 3:431-7. 2002
    ..Furthermore, scientists who investigate doctor-patient interactions should consider using consultation audio tapes as a research tool...
  7. ncbi request reprint When the treatment goal is not cure: are patients informed adequately?
    Martin H N Tattersall
    Department of Cancer Medicine, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Support Care Cancer 10:314-21. 2002
    ..0005), which persisted over a 2-week time span. Most patients were well informed, but important gaps remain, especially concerning information about prognosis and alternatives to cancer treatment...
  8. ncbi request reprint Consultation audio-tapes: an information aid, and a quality assurance and research tool
    Martin H N Tattersall
    Department of Cancer Medicine, DO6, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Support Care Cancer 10:217-21. 2002
    ..Oncologists should consider installing audio-tape-recording facilities and offer new and follow-up patients a taped consultation. Audio-tapes are a valuable tool in the investigation of oncologist-patient interactions...
  9. ncbi request reprint Sharing decisions in cancer care
    M Gattellari
    Department of Cancer Medicine, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Soc Sci Med 52:1865-78. 2001
    ..Doctor - as well as patient - based interventions are required to promote patient participation...
  10. ncbi request reprint Women's preferences for discussion of prognosis in early breast cancer
    E A Lobb
    Medical Psychology Unit, Department of Psychological Medicine, The University of Sydney, Camperdown, NSW 2050, Australia
    Health Expect 4:48-57. 2001
    ..To determine preference for prognostic information in women with early breast cancer...
  11. ncbi request reprint Misunderstanding in cancer patients: why shoot the messenger?
    M Gattellari
    Medical Psychology Unit, University of Sydney, Australia
    Ann Oncol 10:39-46. 1999
    ..We aimed to document the prevalence of misunderstanding in cancer patients and investigate whether patient denial is related to misunderstanding...
  12. ncbi request reprint Barriers to participation in randomized clinical trials for early breast cancer among Australian cancer specialists
    P M Ellis
    Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust N Z J Surg 69:486-91. 1999
    ..The present study examines Australian cancer specialists' attitudes towards and participation in current breast cancer clinical trials...
  13. ncbi request reprint Communicating prognosis in early breast cancer: do women understand the language used?
    E A Lobb
    University of Sydney, NSW
    Med J Aust 171:290-4. 1999
    ..To determine the degree to which women with early breast cancer understand the prognostic information communicated by clinicians after breast cancer diagnosis, and their preferences for how this information is presented...
  14. ncbi request reprint Squamous carcinoma of the head and neck: molecular mechanisms and potential biomarkers
    B R Rose
    Department of Infectious Diseases, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust N Z J Surg 70:601-6. 2000
    ..There is now the prospect of using molecular markers to achieve earlier diagnosis and to aid in the prediction of both tumour behaviour and likely responses to particular treatment modalities...
  15. ncbi request reprint Discussing adjuvant cancer therapy
    N Leighl
    Medical Psychology Unit, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, University of Sydney, Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia
    J Clin Oncol 19:1768-78. 2001
    ..Providing choice in treatment and delaying decision-making may affect the patient's treatment decision...
  16. ncbi request reprint Hearing the bad news of a cancer diagnosis: the Australian melanoma patient's perspective
    P E Schofield
    Medical Psychology Unit, Department of Cancer Medicine, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    Ann Oncol 12:365-71. 2001
    ..The objective of this work is to investigate patient preferences for communication practices and to identify any disparities between these guidelines, patient preferences and patient recollections of hearing their diagnosis...
  17. pmc Promoting patient participation and shortening cancer consultations: a randomised trial
    R F Brown
    Medical Psychology Unit, University of Sydney, Camperdown NSW, Australia
    Br J Cancer 85:1273-9. 2001
    ..A patient question prompt sheet, used proactively by the doctor, is a powerful addition to the oncology consultation...
  18. pmc Computer-based interaction analysis of the cancer consultation
    P N Butow
    Department of Psychiatry, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, NSW, Australia
    Br J Cancer 71:1115-21. 1995
    ..These data provide precise information about consultation behaviour which can be used in the documentation of current practice and the evaluation of new interventions to improve communication...
  19. pmc Promoting patient participation in the cancer consultation: evaluation of a prompt sheet and coaching in question-asking
    R Brown
    Medical Psychology Unit, University of Sydney, Camperdown, NSW, Australia
    Br J Cancer 80:242-8. 1999
    ..Psychological outcomes were not different among the groups. We conclude that a question prompt sheet addressed by the doctor is a simple, inexpensive and effective means of promoting patient question asking in the cancer consultation...
  20. pmc Improving the letters we write: an exploration of doctor-doctor communication in cancer care
    D McConnell
    Medical Psychology Unit, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Br J Cancer 80:427-37. 1999
    ..Consultants and referring doctors need to review, and modify their letter writing practices...
  21. pmc Audiotapes and letters to patients: the practice and views of oncologists, surgeons and general practitioners
    D McConnell
    Medical Psychology Unit, University of Sydney, Australia
    Br J Cancer 79:1782-8. 1999
    ..The majority of doctors remain opposed to offering patients personalized information aids. However, practice and perspectives appear to be changing...
  22. ncbi request reprint Discrepant perceptions about end-of-life communication: a systematic review
    Karen Hancock
    Medical Psychology Research Unit, NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, School of Psychology, University of Sydney, Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia
    J Pain Symptom Manage 34:190-200. 2007
    ..HPs tended to underestimate patients' need for information and overestimate patients' understanding and awareness of their prognosis and EoL issues. HPs need to repeatedly check patients' understanding and preferences for information...
  23. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of prognostic/end-of-life communication with adults in the advanced stages of a life-limiting illness: patient/caregiver preferences for the content, style, and timing of information
    Sharon M Parker
    National Health and Medical Research Council Clinical Trials Centre, University of Sydney, Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia
    J Pain Symptom Manage 34:81-93. 2007
    ..However, they wanted to negotiate the content and extent of this information...
  24. ncbi request reprint Randomized controlled trial of a prompt list to help advanced cancer patients and their caregivers to ask questions about prognosis and end-of-life care
    Josephine M Clayton
    Medical Psychology Research Unit, Department of Medicine and School of Psychology, and the School of Public Health, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Clin Oncol 25:715-23. 2007
    ..To determine whether provision of a question prompt list (QPL) influences advanced cancer patients'/caregivers' questions and discussion of topics relevant to end-of-life care during consultations with a palliative care (PC) physician...
  25. ncbi request reprint Doctors behaving badly?
    Martin H N Tattersall
    Med J Aust 185:299-300. 2006
  26. ncbi request reprint Communication and phase 1 clinical trial recruitment
    Martin H N Tattersall
    Support Care Cancer 14:301-2. 2006
  27. ncbi request reprint Increasing oncologists' skills in eliciting and responding to emotional cues: evaluation of a communication skills training program
    Phyllis Butow
    Medical Psychology Research Unit, School of Psychology, Brenan McCallum Building, A18, University of Sydney, Camperdown, NSW 2006, Australia
    Psychooncology 17:209-18. 2008
    ..Psychological morbidity in cancer patients is common, but often undetected and untreated. We developed a communication skills training (CST) program targeting this issue, and evaluated its impact on doctor behaviour...
  28. ncbi request reprint Shared decision-making in Australia
    Kirsten J McCaffery
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Z Arztl Fortbild Qualitatssich 101:205-11. 2007
    ..There is now awareness of the need to target the demand side by educating consumers to ask for information and involvement in their health care...
  29. ncbi request reprint Clinical practice guidelines for communicating prognosis and end-of-life issues with adults in the advanced stages of a life-limiting illness, and their caregivers
    Josephine M Clayton
    Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 186:S77, S79, S83-108. 2007
  30. ncbi request reprint Truth-telling in discussing prognosis in advanced life-limiting illnesses: a systematic review
    Karen Hancock
    Medical Psychology Research Unit, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Palliat Med 21:507-17. 2007
    ..Studies suggest that patients can discuss the topic without it having a negative impact on them. Differences and similarities in findings from different cultures are explored...
  31. ncbi request reprint Sustaining hope when communicating with terminally ill patients and their families: a systematic review
    Josephine M Clayton
    Medical Psychology Research Unit, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Psychooncology 17:641-59. 2008
    ..HPs may help patients to cope with their terminal prognosis by exploring and fostering realistic forms of hope that are meaningful for the particular patient and their family...
  32. ncbi request reprint Development and evaluation of a decision aid for patients considering first-line chemotherapy for metastatic breast cancer
    Kimberly S Chiew
    Department of Medical Oncology and Hematology, Princess Margaret Hospital University Health Network, University of Toronto, ON, Canada
    Health Expect 11:35-45. 2008
    ..We report the development and evaluation of a decision aid (DA) designed to assist patients facing this treatment decision...
  33. doi request reprint Physician-identified factors affecting patient participation in reaching treatment decisions
    Heather L Shepherd
    Medical Psychology Research Unit, Department of Cancer Medicine, School of Psychology, University of Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia
    J Clin Oncol 26:1724-31. 2008
    ..Information regarding physicians' perceptions of what helps and what hinders patient involvement in decision making may facilitate understanding of this discrepancy...
  34. ncbi request reprint Can a "prompt list" empower cancer patients to ask relevant questions?
    Aneta Dimoska
    Medical Psychology Research Unit, Blackburn Building, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Cancer 113:225-37. 2008
  35. ncbi request reprint Multidisciplinary team meetings: where is the value?
    Martin H N Tattersall
    Lancet Oncol 7:886-8. 2006
  36. ncbi request reprint When and how to initiate discussion about prognosis and end-of-life issues with terminally ill patients
    Josephine M Clayton
    Medical Psychology Research Unit, School of Psychology and Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Pain Symptom Manage 30:132-44. 2005
    ..Initiating prognostic discussions with terminally ill patients requires considerable skill and sensitivity. Communication skills training for HPs may be required to optimize such discussions...
  37. ncbi request reprint The needs of terminally ill cancer patients versus those of caregivers for information regarding prognosis and end-of-life issues
    Josephine M Clayton
    Medical Psychology Research Unit, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Cancer 103:1957-64. 2005
    ..The informational needs of caregivers may be different from those of the patients themselves with regard to these topics. However, to the authors' knowledge, this issue has received relatively little research attention...
  38. ncbi request reprint Responding to the active and passive patient: flexibility is the key
    Rhonda F Brown
    Medical Psychology Research Unit, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Health Expect 5:236-45. 2002
    ..This study aimed to document oncologist responses to more extreme presentations and identify helpful and unhelpful strategies for clinicians...
  39. ncbi request reprint Informing and involving cancer patients in their own care
    Michael Jefford
    Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
    Lancet Oncol 3:629-37. 2002
    ..The paper then reviews the types of information resources that have been developed focusing on their reported effectiveness. The review concludes with suggestions for future research...
  40. ncbi request reprint Cancer patient preferences for communication of prognosis in the metastatic setting
    Rebecca G Hagerty
    Medical Psychology Research Unit and Department of Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Clin Oncol 22:1721-30. 2004
    ..To identify preferences for and predictors of prognostic information among patients with incurable metastatic cancer...
  41. ncbi request reprint Treatment decision aids in advanced cancer: when the goal is not cure and the answer is not clear
    Natasha B Leighl
    Department of Medical Oncology, Princess Margaret Hospital University Health Network, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 2M9
    J Clin Oncol 22:1759-62. 2004
  42. ncbi request reprint Multidisciplinary care for women with early breast cancer in the Australian context
    Susan C Pendlebury
    Med J Aust 180:430; author reply 430. 2004
  43. ncbi request reprint Cancer consultation preparation package: changing patients but not physicians is not enough
    Phyllis Butow
    Medical Psychology Research Unit, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    J Clin Oncol 22:4401-9. 2004
    ..This study evaluated a cancer consultation preparation package (CCPP) designed to facilitate patient involvement in the oncology consultation...
  44. ncbi request reprint Education and role modelling for clinical decisions with female cancer patients
    Rhonda F Brown
    Medical Psychology Research Unit, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Health Expect 7:303-16. 2004
    ..This randomized trial investigates the effects of providing cancer patients with a package designed to facilitate shared decision-making prior to seeing their oncologist...
  45. ncbi request reprint Discussing end-of-life issues with terminally ill cancer patients and their carers: a qualitative study
    Josephine M Clayton
    Medical Psychology Research Unit, University of Sydney, Blackburn Building D06, NSW 2006, Australia
    Support Care Cancer 13:589-99. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to explore the optimal content and phrasing of information when discussing the dying process and end-of-life issues with terminally ill cancer patients and their carers...
  46. ncbi request reprint Communicating with realism and hope: incurable cancer patients' views on the disclosure of prognosis
    Rebecca G Hagerty
    Medical Psychology Research Unit, University of Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia
    J Clin Oncol 23:1278-88. 2005
    ..To identify preferences for the process of prognostic discussion among patients with incurable metastatic cancer and variables associated with those preferences...
  47. ncbi request reprint Discussing life expectancy with terminally ill cancer patients and their carers: a qualitative study
    Josephine M Clayton
    Medical Psychology Research Unit, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Support Care Cancer 13:733-42. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to explore the various stakeholders' perceptions about these issues...
  48. ncbi request reprint Fostering coping and nurturing hope when discussing the future with terminally ill cancer patients and their caregivers
    Josephine M Clayton
    Medical Psychology Research Unit, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Cancer 103:1965-75. 2005
    ..To the authors' knowledge, little research evidence is currently available to guide clinical practice...
  49. ncbi request reprint When the treatment goal is not cure: are cancer patients equipped to make informed decisions?
    Melina Gattellari
    Medical Psychology Unit and Department of Cancer, University of Sydney, and Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Clin Oncol 20:503-13. 2002
    ..We aimed to determine the extent to which patients with incurable cancer are adequately informed of their prognosis and treatment options and encouraged to participate in treatment decisions...
  50. ncbi request reprint Achieving equal standards in medical student education: is a national exit examination the answer?
    Bogda Koczwara
    Medical Oncology, Flinders Medical Centre, Flinders Drive, Bedford Park, SA 5042, Australia
    Med J Aust 182:228-30. 2005
    ..Such an examination could assess medical school outcomes, monitor the effects of curriculum change, and provide a benchmark for new medical schools that would help medical curricula evolve to better meet society's needs...
  51. ncbi request reprint Expression of Fas and FasL in human serous ovarian epithelial tumors
    Caroline van Haaften-Day
    Department of Cancer Medicine and Pathology, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Hum Pathol 34:74-9. 2003
    ..FasL expression was increased in malignant tumors, and Fas expression was increased in borderline tumors. Changes in Fas/FasL expression in ovarian surface epithelium might play a functional role in the biology of ovarian tumors...
  52. ncbi request reprint Prognostic factors in patients with recently diagnosed incurable cancer: a systematic review
    Catherine A Hauser
    Sydney Cancer Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Missenden Road, Camperdown, NSW, 2050, Australia
    Support Care Cancer 14:999-1011. 2006
    ..To review the literature and develop a conceptual framework about prognostic factors for people presenting to medical oncologists with recently diagnosed incurable cancer...
  53. ncbi request reprint Risks and benefits of postmenopausal combined hormone replacement therapy
    Martin H N Tattersall
    Med J Aust 177:173-4. 2002