Mary Ann O'Brien
Affiliation: McMaster University
- Women's perceptions of their treatment decision-making about breast cancer treatmentMary Ann O'Brien
Supportive Cancer Care Research Unit, Juravinski Cancer Centre and McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
Patient Educ Couns 73:431-6. 2008..There is limited understanding about what treatment decision making (TDM) means to patients. The study objective was to identify any processes or stages of TDM as perceived by women with early stage breast cancer (ESBC)...
- Are cancer-related decision aids effective? A systematic review and meta-analysisMary Ann O'Brien
Supportive Cancer Care Research Unit, Juravinski Cancer Centre and McMaster University, 699 Concession St, Room 4 204, Hamilton, Ontario L8V 5C2, Canada
J Clin Oncol 27:974-85. 2009..Cancer-related decisions can be difficult due to problems in communicating complex information about prognosis and the modest benefits of available treatments. We conducted a systematic review of cancer-related DAs...
- Coordination of palliative cancer care in the community: "unfinished business"Kevin Brazil
St Joseph s Health System Research Network, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Support Care Cancer 17:819-28. 2009..This study assessed the degree to which services in south-central Ontario, Canada, were coordinated to meet the supportive care needs of palliative cancer patients and their families...
- Effect of a decision aid on knowledge and treatment decision making for breast cancer surgery: a randomized trialTimothy Whelan
Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
JAMA 292:435-41. 2004..Consequently, the choice of treatment should be based on a patient's preferences...
- Cultural influences on the physician-patient encounter: The case of shared treatment decision-makingCathy Charles
Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, FHS, Rm 3H5, McMaster University, 1200 Main St West, Hamilton, Ont L8N3Z5, Canada
Patient Educ Couns 63:262-7. 2006..We explore two key issues: (1) the meaning of culture and the ways that it can affect treatment decision-making; (2) cultural issues and assumptions underlying the development and use of treatment decision aids...
- Treatment decision aids: conceptual issues and future directionsCathy Charles
Center for Health Economics and Policy Analysis, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
Health Expect 8:114-25. 2005....
- Providing supportive care to cancer patients: a study on inter-organizational relationshipsKevin Brazil
St Joseph s Health System Research Network, Supportive Care Research Unit, Juravinski Cancer Centre, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
Int J Integr Care 8:e01. 2008..Despite the recognition that SCC services must be better coordinated, little research has been done to examine inter-organizational relationships that would enable this goal...
- Towards improving the co-ordination of supportive cancer care services in the communityKevin Brazil
The Supportive Cancer Care Research Unit, Hamilton Regional Cancer Centre, Hamilton, Ont, Canada
Health Policy 70:125-31. 2004..The study generated recommendations to improve co-ordination of supportive cancer care at both the administrative as well as direct care level...