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Survey on Current Policies and Practices around Communicating Bad News to Patients and Families in African Oncology Settings

3 Jul 2019 2:10 PM | John Chagnon (Administrator)
Dr. David Lounsbury (co-PI, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, USA) and Dr. Melissa Henry (co-PI, McGill University's Faculty of Medicine) along with other investigators (Ali Alias, Dr. David Kissane, Dr. Scott Nichols, Philip Odiyo, Dr. Vince Okungu, Dr. Patricia Parker, Dr. Chioma Asuzu, and Dr. Maggie Watson) are conducting a survey to learn about current programs, practices and policies regarding breaking serious news in Africa including delivery of a cancer diagnosis. This study is conducted in collaboration with the African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC) and the Association for Psycho-Oncology in Africa (APOA). 

You are being invited to participate in this brief on-line (digital) 15-minutes survey if you are a physician or nurse delivering care to cancer patients in an African hospital or clinic. Your participation will help inform guidelines on how to improve delivering a cancer diagnosis and other serious news to patients and family members in Africa.

You will find the 15-minute survey on the following website: https://redcap.ric.einstein.yu.edu/redcap/surveys/?s=H8JYLA3PX9

We thank you for your valuable collaboration! Apart from completing the questionnaire, we ask that you forward it to all of your colleagues physicians and nurses working in oncology in Africa so we can get a representative sample of respondents.

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