Katherine Clark

Summary

Publications

  1. doi request reprint The prevalence of bowel problems reported in a palliative care population
    Katherine Clark
    Department of Palliative Care, Calvary Mater Newcastle, Waratah, New South Wales, Australia
    J Pain Symptom Manage 43:993-1000. 2012
  2. pmc A pilot study to assess the feasibility of measuring the prevalence of slow colon transit or evacuation disorder in palliative care
    Katherine Clark
    Department of Palliative Care, Calvary Mater Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
    J Palliat Med 16:542-5. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Constipation in palliative care: what do we use as definitions and outcome measures?
    Katherine Clark
    Department of Palliative Care, Calvary Mater Newcastle, Waratah, New South Wales, Australia
    J Pain Symptom Manage 45:753-62. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Longitudinal pain reports in a palliative care population
    Katherine Clark
    Department of Palliative Care, Calvary Mater Newcastle, NSW, Australia
    J Palliat Med 15:1335-41. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Assessing constipation in palliative care within a gastroenterology framework
    Katherine Clark
    Department of Palliative Care, Calvary Mater Hospital and The University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
    Palliat Med 26:834-41. 2012
  6. ncbi request reprint A retrospective pilot study to explore the timing of cessation of laxatives before death in a palliative care unit
    K Clark
    Department of Palliative Care, Calvary Mater Newcastle, Australia
    Int J Palliat Nurs 18:326-30. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Treating constipation in palliative care: the impact of other factors aside from opioids
    Katherine Clark
    Department of Palliative Care, Calvary Mater Newcastle, Waratah, New South Wales, Australia
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 29:122-5. 2012
  8. doi request reprint A retrospective analysis of primary diagnosis, comorbidities, anticholinergic load, and other factors on treatment for noisy respiratory secretions at the end of life
    Caitlin Sheehan
    The Cunningham Centre for Palliative Care, Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia
    J Palliat Med 14:1211-6. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Exploring the relationship between the frequency of documented bowel movements and prescribed laxatives in hospitalized palliative care patients
    Katherine Clark
    Calvary Mater Hospital and Hunter New England Palliative Care Service, Waratah, NSW, Australia
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 28:258-63. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Current approaches to diagnosing and managing constipation in advanced cancer and palliative care
    Katherine Clark
    Royal Hospital for Women, Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia
    J Palliat Med 13:473-6. 2010

Detail Information

Publications15

  1. doi request reprint The prevalence of bowel problems reported in a palliative care population
    Katherine Clark
    Department of Palliative Care, Calvary Mater Newcastle, Waratah, New South Wales, Australia
    J Pain Symptom Manage 43:993-1000. 2012
    ..Recent observations suggest that such problems may worsen as people become more unwell, but the changes in intensity over time are not well documented...
  2. pmc A pilot study to assess the feasibility of measuring the prevalence of slow colon transit or evacuation disorder in palliative care
    Katherine Clark
    Department of Palliative Care, Calvary Mater Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
    J Palliat Med 16:542-5. 2013
    ..However, in gastroenterology, constipation is classified as a problem of prolonged transit times of colonic contents, impaired function of the structures of defecation or both. Little work in palliative care has used these assessments...
  3. doi request reprint Constipation in palliative care: what do we use as definitions and outcome measures?
    Katherine Clark
    Department of Palliative Care, Calvary Mater Newcastle, Waratah, New South Wales, Australia
    J Pain Symptom Manage 45:753-62. 2013
    ..Advances in the management of constipation in palliative care remain hindered by the lack of agreed-upon diagnostic criteria...
  4. doi request reprint Longitudinal pain reports in a palliative care population
    Katherine Clark
    Department of Palliative Care, Calvary Mater Newcastle, NSW, Australia
    J Palliat Med 15:1335-41. 2012
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Assessing constipation in palliative care within a gastroenterology framework
    Katherine Clark
    Department of Palliative Care, Calvary Mater Hospital and The University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
    Palliat Med 26:834-41. 2012
    ..Constipation is common and distressing in palliative care. Despite this, approaches to assessment and subsequent treatment are most remarkable for the numbers who fail adequate palliation...
  6. ncbi request reprint A retrospective pilot study to explore the timing of cessation of laxatives before death in a palliative care unit
    K Clark
    Department of Palliative Care, Calvary Mater Newcastle, Australia
    Int J Palliat Nurs 18:326-30. 2012
    ..01). Conclusions: The correct timing for cessation of laxatives as death approaches remains unclear. Further work is needed to understand how bowel function changes with disease progression and the subjective experiences of patients...
  7. doi request reprint Treating constipation in palliative care: the impact of other factors aside from opioids
    Katherine Clark
    Department of Palliative Care, Calvary Mater Newcastle, Waratah, New South Wales, Australia
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 29:122-5. 2012
    ..However, there is a percentage of people who fail to respond. The impact of other factors on the problem of constipation requires greater clarification...
  8. doi request reprint A retrospective analysis of primary diagnosis, comorbidities, anticholinergic load, and other factors on treatment for noisy respiratory secretions at the end of life
    Caitlin Sheehan
    The Cunningham Centre for Palliative Care, Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia
    J Palliat Med 14:1211-6. 2011
    ..Predicting those at risk of NRS could allow early and targeted intervention...
  9. doi request reprint Exploring the relationship between the frequency of documented bowel movements and prescribed laxatives in hospitalized palliative care patients
    Katherine Clark
    Calvary Mater Hospital and Hunter New England Palliative Care Service, Waratah, NSW, Australia
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 28:258-63. 2011
    ..2, 95%CI = 2.0-89.2). The lack of relationship between laxatives and documentation of bowel movements suggests alternative approaches to understanding and managing the symptom of constipation in palliative care are necessary...
  10. doi request reprint Current approaches to diagnosing and managing constipation in advanced cancer and palliative care
    Katherine Clark
    Royal Hospital for Women, Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia
    J Palliat Med 13:473-6. 2010
    ..An alternative paradigm in which to consider the problems of constipation encountered by some people with advanced cancer is proposed...
  11. ncbi request reprint A pilot phase II randomized, cross-over, double-blinded, controlled efficacy study of octreotide versus hyoscine hydrobromide for control of noisy breathing at the end-of-life
    Katherine Clark
    Department of Palliative Care, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, Sydney, Australia
    J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother 22:131-8. 2008
    ....
  12. ncbi request reprint Dying in two acute hospitals: would usual care meet Australian national clinical standards?
    Katherine Clark
    Department of Palliative Care, Calvary Mater Newcastle, Edith Street, Waratah, NSW 2298, Australia
    Aust Health Rev 38:223-9. 2014
    ..This is very apt given the national recommendation that healthcare should be delivered in the context of considering people's wishes while always treating people with dignity and respect. ..
  13. ncbi request reprint Considering Aboriginal palliative care models: the challenges for mainstream services
    Anthony P O'Brien
    The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
    Rural Remote Health 13:2339. 2013
    ..Further partnerships should be championed in this collaborative process, acknowledging a need for palliative care models that fit with Aboriginal peoples' community values, beliefs, cultural/ spiritual rituals, heritage and place...
  14. ncbi request reprint End of life care - the importance of culture and ethnicity
    Katherine Clark
    The Cunningham Centre for Palliative Care, The University of Notre Dame Australia, Sacred Heart Centre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust Fam Physician 39:210-3. 2010
    ..Australia is a culturally and ethnically diverse country. Within such diversity there will be differing beliefs systems about death and dying. This may be a challenging prospect for health professionals...
  15. doi request reprint Uptake of methylnaltrexone in Australian patients with opioid-induced constipation: a review of the number of prescriptions presented in the first 12 months of subsidisation
    Katherine Clark
    Department of Palliative Care, Calvary Mater Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia
    BMJ Support Palliat Care 3:98-102. 2013
    ..The aim of this paper is to describe the use of methylnaltrexone in the first year after it was subsidised for palliative care, in particular focusing on the actual use of this medication compared with predicted need...