Publications

  • Button, E., Bolton, M., Chan, R.J., Chambers, S., Butler, J. & Yates, P. (2019) A palliative care model and conceptual approach suited to clinical malignant haematology. Palliat Med. Invited Editorial: 1-3. (Publication date 28-1-19) [doi: 10.1177/0269216318824489] (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)
  • Close, E., Parker, M., Willmott, L., White, B. Doctors’ perceptions of how resource limitations relate to futility in end-of-life decision making: a qualitative analysis. J Med Ethics (In Press) (Jn Ranked Q1 [Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects] 2017)
  • Close, E., Willmott, L., White, B. (2018) Charlie Gard: In defence of the law. J Med Ethics. 44: 476-480. [doi.org/10.1136/medethics-2017-104718] (Jn Ranked Q1 [Issues, Ethics and Legal Aspects] 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) (Abstract PO13) https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0269216318769196
  • 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 (Jn Ranked Q1 2016)
  • Rutherford, J. (2018) The role of the medical professional in Victorian assisted dying law reform. J Law Med (JLM). 26(1):246-264. (Jn Ranked Q3 [Law] 2017)
  • 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. (Jn Ranked Q3 [Law] 2017)
  • Yates, P. (2018) Design Thinking: Can it enhance nursing research? Cancer Nurs. Editorial. 41(4):344-345. (Jn Ranked Q2 2017)

Awards

  • Button, E. (2018) QUT Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award 2018: at QUT
    • Thesis title: Identifying Risk of Deteriorating and Dying in People with a Haematological Malignancy.
    • Supervisors: Yates, P (Principal); Chambers, S., Chan, R., Butler, J. (External to QUT)
  • Button, E. (2017) Best Nursing Abstract ($500): at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) Research Symposium, September 2017 ($500) Brisbane, QLD, Australia.
    • Presentation title: Identifying risk of deteriorating and dying for people with a haematological malignancy.
  • Button, E. (2016) Finalist in ‘Three Minutes of Fame’ competition ($500): at RBWH Research Symposium, September 2016, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.
    • Presentation: Rainy Day thinking for people with a haematological malignancy.
  • Chambers, S. Bonner, A. (Presenter), Healy, H., Hoy, W., Mitchell, G., Kark, A., Ratanjee, S., Yates, P. (2017) Manuscript Scholarship Award – 2nd place (250€): at European Dialysis and Transplant Nurses Association / European Renal Care Association (EDTNA ERCA) Conference, September 2017, Krakow, Poland.
    • Manuscript title: Renal patients’ symptom experience and quality of life in their last year of life.
  • Chambers, S. (Presenter), Bonner, A., Chhabra, S., Healy, H., Ratanjee, S., Kark, A., Yates, P. Poster Award – in top 10: at the Renal Society of Australasia (RSA) Annual Conference, June 2016, Gold Coast QLD, Australia.
    • Poster title: A feasibility study to track the last 12 months of life in chronic kidney disease patients: baseline characteristics.
    • Mitchell, GK., Senior, HE., Bibo, MP., Makoni, B., Young, SN., Rosenberg, JP (Presenter), Yates, P. (2016) Abstract Award – Vivian Bullwinkel Award for Best Abstract: At Palliative Care Nurses Australia Biennial Conference, September 2016, Canberra, ACT, Australia.
      • Abstract title: Evaluation of a pilot of nurse practitioner led, GP supported rural palliative care provision.

Conference and Other 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.
  • Bowers, A. (Presenter), Yates, P., Chan, R. Planning for paediatric palliative care services. Presented at: Centre for Palliative Care Research and Education Conference (RBWH), September 2018, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.
  • Bowers, A. (Presenter), Yates, P., Chan, R., Herbert, A. (2018) Planning for paediatric palliative care services: Characteristics, demographics and health needs of children and young people with life-limiting conditions in Queensland. Presented at: Children’s Health Queensland Research Week 2018, December, Brisbane, QLD, Australia. (Speed Oral)
  • 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. (Presenter) New and emerging approaches to palliative care integration. Presented at: Centre for Palliative care Research and Education (CPCRE) annual meeting, May 2017. Invited Speaker. 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
    • Cancer Nurses Society of Australia Annual Congress, May 2016, Cairns, QLD, Australia (Poster)
  • 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: Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Research Symposium, October 2015, 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), 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, N., 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), 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? Presented at: International Conference on Cancer Nursing (ICCN), September 2018, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • 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. Parker, M., White, B., Willmott L., et al. Medical futility at the end of life: An Australian policy analysis. Presented at:
    • Australasian Association of Health Law and Bioethics Conference, September 2018, Townsville, QLD, Australia. (concurrent session)
    • 3rd International Conference on End of Life Law, Policy and Practice, March 2019, Ghent, Belgium. (concurrent session)
  • 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, California, 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. Presented at: Palliative Care Nurses Australia Biennial Conference, September 2016, Canberra, ACT, Australia.
  • Rosenberg, JP. (Invited plenary speaker and Q&A panellist), Leadership and Linkages: two projects to promote Advance Care Planning. Presented at: Advance Care Planning Australia Conference, November 2016, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
  • Rosenberg, J., Chambers, S., Yates. P. Seven strategies to promote linkages between aged care and palliative care: Results of a systematic Literature Review. Presented at: European Association of Palliative Care [EAPC] Research Congress, 2018, Bern, Switzerland.
  • 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).
  • Yates, P. Centre for Research Excellence in End of Life Care. Presented at: Brisbane Cancer Conference, December 2015, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.
  • Yates, P. Centre of Research Excellence in End of Life Care: Progress to date and implications for geriatric medicine. Presented at: UQ Centre for Research in Geriatric Medicine Seminar Series, Translational Research Institute, March 2017, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.
  • Yates, P. Creating a centre for research excellence: strategies, considerations & reflections. Presented at: 3rd Australian Palliative Care Research Colloquium, October 2015, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
  • Yates, P. CRE in End of Life Care: What are the opportunities for telehealth? Presented at: CRE in Telehealth Forum, Princess Alexandra Hospital, October 2015, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.
  • Yates, P. Do end of life conversations improve care outcomes? Presented at: LASA Queensland State Conference 2019, March 2019, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia.
  • Yates, P. End of Life Care. Presented at: ACN Policy Summit, April 2018, Canberra, ACT, Australia.
  • Yates, P. Palliative care service delivery. Presented at: Parliamentary Friends End of Life Group Lunchbox at Parliament House, February 2018, Canberra, ACT, Australia.
  • Yates, P. What does the evidence say about the future for end of life care in Australia? An update on the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in End of Life Care. Presented at: Department of Health Population Health and Sports Division Seminar Series, February 2017, Canberra, ACT, Australia.

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)