Publications

  • Button, E., Bolton, M., Chan, R.J., Chambers, S., Butler, J. & Yates, P. A palliative care model and conceptual approach suited to clinical malignant haematology. Palliative Medicine. (in pressAccepted 18-12-18) (Ranked Q1 2017)
  • Button, E., Gavin, N., Chan, R., Chambers, S., Butler, J., Yates, P. (2019) Harnessing the power of clinical judgement. Identifying risk of deteriorating and dying in people with a haematological malignancy: A Delphi study. J Adv Nursing. 75:161-174. doi: 10.1111/jan.13889 (Publication date 30-10-18)(Jn Ranked Q 1 2016)
  • Button, E., Gavin, N., Chan, R., Chambers, S., Butler, J., Yates, P. (2018) Clinical indicators that identify risk of deteriorating and dying in people with a haematological malignancy: A case-control study with multivariable analysis. J Palliat Med. 21(12):1729-1740. doi.org/10.1089/jpjm.2018.0033 (Jn Ranked Q1 2017)
  • Deckx, L., Mitchell, G., Rosenberg, J., Kelly, M., Carmont, S., Yates P.  (2018) Understanding  the factors that influence general practitioners to recognise when patients are approaching the end-of-life care: a qualitative study (Published Abstract: European Association of Palliative Care [EAPC] Research Congress, Bern, Switzerland)
  • Fox, J. (2016). A changing treatment paradigm: the role of palliative care in metastatic melanoma. British Journal of Dermatology, 175(3):462-463. doi:10.1111/bjd.14891
  • White, B., Willmott, L., Close, E. (2018) Futile, non-beneficial, potentially inappropriate or “disputed” treatment. in Nathan Emmerich (ed), Contemporary European Perspectives on the Ethics of End of Life Care (Springer) (in press) (Book Chapter)
  • Willmott, L., White, B., Piper, D., Yates, P., Mitchell, G., Currow, D. (2018) Providing palliative care at the end of life: Should health professionals fear regulation? J Law Med (JLM). 26(1): 214-45.

Awards

  • Manuscript scholarship award – 2nd place (250€)- at European Dialysis and Transplant Nurses Association / European Renal Care Association (EDTNA ERCA) Conference, September 2017, Krakow, Poland.
    • Chambers, S., Bonner, A. (Presenter), Healy, H., Hoy, W., Mitchell, G., Kark, A., Ratanjee, S., Yates, P. Renal patients’ symptom experience and quality of life in their last year of life
  • Best Nursing Abstract ($500) – at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) Research Symposium, September 2017 ($500) Brisbane, QLD, Australia.
    • Button, E. (Presenter) Identifying risk of deteriorating and dying for people with a haematological malignancy.
  • Finalist in ‘Three Minutes of Fame’ competition ($500) – at RBWH Research Symposium, September 2016, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.
    • Button, E. (Presenter) Rainy Day thinking for people with a haematological malignancy.
  • Poster award – in top 10 at the Renal Society of Australasia (RSA) Annual Conference, June 2016, Gold Coast QLD, Australia.
    • Chambers, S. (Presenter), Bonner, A., Chhabra, S., Healy, H., Ratanjee, S., Kark, A., Yates, P. A feasibility study to track the last 12 months of life in chronic kidney disease patients: baseline characteristics.

Conference Presentations

  • Bonner, A. (Presenter), Chambers, S., Healy, H., Hoy, W., Mitchell, G., Kark, A., Ratanjee, S., Yates P. Tracking symptom experience and physical functioning in the last 12 months of life in advanced chronic kidney disease. Presented at: Renal Society of Australasia (RSA) Conference, June 2017, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
  • Bonner, A. (Presenter), Chambers, S., Healy, H., Mitchell, G., Yates, P. Reflecting on researching vulnerable patients with end stage kidney disease: lessons learnt to inform future research endeavours. Presented at: Renal Society of Australasia (RSA) Conference, June 2017, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
  • Button, E. (Presenter) Identifying risk of deteriorating and dying for people with a haematological malignancy. Presented at: RBWH Research Symposium, September 2017, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.
  • Button, E. (Presenter) Integrating palliative care in the haematology setting. Presented at: Haematology Association of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, 2017, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
  • Button, E. (Invited speaker) New and emerging approaches to palliative care integration. Presented at: Centre for Palliative care Research and Education (CPCRE) annual meeting, May 2017, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.
  • Button, E., (Presenter) Gavin, N., Chan, R., Chambers, S., Butler, J., Yates, P. When do people with a haematological malignancy first show signs of risk of deterioration and dying? International Conference on Cancer Nursing (ICCN), September 2018, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Button, E. (Presenter), Gavin, N., Chan, R., Chambers, S., Butler, J., Yates, P. Clinical Indicators that identify risk of deteriorating and dying in people with a haematological malignancy. Presented at: MASCC/ISOO Annual Meeting on Supportive Care in Cancer, June 2017, Washington DC, USA.
  • Button, E. (Presenter), Gavin, NC., Chan, R., Chambers, S., Butler, J., Yates, P. Clinical indicators that identify risk of deteriorating and dying for people with a haematological malignancy; Results of an international Delphi study. Poster Presented at: RBWH Symposium, September 2016, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.
  • Button, E. (Presenter), Chan, R., Chambers, S., Butler, J., Yates, P. Identifying clinical indicators of deteriorating and terminal Illness in haematology patients. Presented at: Brisbane Cancer Conference (Brisbane Diamantina Health Partners: Innovation healthcare through partnerships), December 2015, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.
  • Button, E. (Presenter), Chan, R., Chambers, S., Butler, J., Yates, P. A literature review of signs, symptoms and characteristics associated with the end of life in people with a haematological malignancy: A literature review. Presented at:
    • Haematology Association of Australia Scientific Meeting, October 2015, Adelaide, SA, Australia.
    • Poster: Cancer Nurses Society of Australia Annual Congress, May 2016, Cairns, QLD, Australia.
  • Button, E. (Presenter), Chan, R., Chambers, S., Butler, J., Yates, P. A systematic review of prognostic factors in the final three months of life for people with a haematological malignancy. Poster Presented at: RBWH Research Symposium, October 2015, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.
  • Chambers, S. (Presenter), Bonner, A., Healy, H., Hoy, W., Kark, A., Ratanjee, S., Mitchell, G., Douglas, C., Yates, P. Terminal kidney disease: Health administrative data informing appropriate palliative models. Poster. Presented at: Australian Palliative Care Conference, September 2017, Adelaide, SA, Australia.
  • Chambers, S., Bonner, A. (Presenter), Healy, H., Hoy, W., Mitchell, G., Kark, A., Ratanjee, S., Yates, P. Renal patients’ symptom experience and quality of life in their last year of life. Poster (on Stage with 5 min speech) Presented at: European Dialysis and Transplant Nurses Association / European Renal Care Association (EDTNA ERCA) Conference, September 2017, Krakow, Poland.
  • Close, E., White, B., Willmott, L. Gallois, C., Parker, M., Graves, N. ‘Not ‘worth’ it? Doctors’ perceptions of the role of resources in futility determinations’. Presented at: International Conference on End of Life Law, Ethics, Policy, and Practice, September 2017, Halifax, Canada (concurrent session)
  • Fox, J. (Presenter). A changing treatment paradigm: experiences of the cancer palliative care interface. Presented at: International Conference on Cancer Nursing, 2017, Anaheim, USA.
  • Mitchell, G., Rosenberg, JP., Deckx, L., Kelly, M., Carmont, S-A., Yates, P. Are GPs recognising patients who are approaching end-of-life, and how do they respond? Symposium presentation: Evidence supporting primary care involvement in routine end of life care. Presented at: Primary Health Care Research Conference, August 2017, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.
  • Mitchell, GK., Senior, HE., Bibo, MP., Makoni, B., Young, SN., Rosenberg, JP. (Invited keynote speaker), Yates, P. Evaluation of a pilot of nurse practitioner led, GP supported rural palliative care provision. Palliative Care Nurses Australia Biennial Conference, September 2016, Canberra, ACT, Australia.
  • Rosenberg, JP. (Invited plenary speaker and Q&A panelist) Leadership and Linkages: two projects to promote Advance Care Planning. Presented at: Advance Care Planning Australia Conference, November 2016, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
  • Rutherford, J. ‘Australian doctors’ attitudes to assisted dying law reform’. Presented at: International Conference on End of Life Law, Ethics, Policy, and Practice, September 2017, Halifax, Canada (concurrent session).

Grants

  • Fox, J., Yates, P. (2016) Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Small Grant): Title: A changing treatment paradigm: Supportive and palliative care needs in advanced melanoma. (USD $5000)