Research Round-up – January 2019 – Joel Rhee

The Research Round-up team interview Associate Professor of General Practice, Joel Rhee from the University of Wollongong. Joel Rhee is Chair of Specific Interest Network of Cancer and Palliative Care of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and PC4’s Clinical Oncology Society of Australia representative.

In this episode we discuss Associate Professor Rhee’s recent BMJ publication General practitioners (GPs) and end-of-life care: a qualitative study of Australian GPs and specialist palliative care clinicians. GPs are well placed to be included in end-of-life care for patients with life-limiting illnesses, and yet GPs have different understandings of their role. Joel discusses the important barriers and facilitators to GP involvement in end-of-life care; and why the Australian health care system needs to better support GPs.

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