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dc.contributor.authorChan, Aen
dc.contributor.authorWoodruff, R Ken
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-15T22:08:31Z
dc.date.available2015-05-15T22:08:31Z
dc.date.issued1999-05-16en
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Palliative Care; 15(1): 26-30en
dc.identifier.govdoc10333661en
dc.identifier.otherPUBMEDen
dc.identifier.urihttp://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/9159en
dc.description.abstractThis study examined whether patients who are not fluent in English receive less than optimal palliative care. The subjects were 130 consecutive patients (24 non-English speakers, NE, and 106 English speakers, E) with advanced malignant disease who were admitted to three metropolitan-area hospitals and followed for 6 months or until death. 92% of patients who were unaware of their diagnosis were NE. Control of non-pain symptoms was worse for NE patients than for E patients during their last two months. There was an increased prevalence of mood disturbance in NE patients during their first two months in the study. Of the 102 (83 E, 19 NE) patients who died during the study period, no NE patients died at home. These results suggest that patients not fluent in English received less optimal palliative care. Communication of the diagnosis and prognosis requires the cooperation of the patients' families as well as the use of professional interpreters. Further research is necessary to identify the differences in cultural attitudes that may have contributed to these findings.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.otherAgeden
dc.subject.otherCommunication Barriersen
dc.subject.otherEmigration and Immigration.statistics & numerical dataen
dc.subject.otherFemaleen
dc.subject.otherHealth Services Needs and Demanden
dc.subject.otherHumansen
dc.subject.otherLanguageen
dc.subject.otherMaleen
dc.subject.otherNeoplasms.therapyen
dc.subject.otherPalliative Careen
dc.subject.otherStatistics, Nonparametricen
dc.subject.otherVictoriaen
dc.titleComparison of palliative care needs of English- and non-English-speaking patients.en
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.journaltitleJournal of palliative careen
dc.identifier.affiliationDepartment of Medical Oncology, Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australiaen
dc.description.pages26-30en
dc.relation.urlhttps://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10333661en
dc.type.austinJournal Articleen
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