The role of family physicians in cancer care: perspectives of primary and specialty care providers

This new paper from our PC4 Symposium plenary speaker, Eva Grunfeld, used a constructivist grounded theory approach to interview both primary care and cancer specialist health care providers across Canada to explore their perspectives and outline factors related to the coordination of cancer care. The interviews involved surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and GPs. The key roles were identified: coordinating cancer care, managing comorbidities and providing psychosocial care to patients and their families. Overall, there a need for better communication, more collaboration, and further education were raised as the main areas that need improvement to enhance the role of GPs in the care of cancer patients.

 

Read the full article here.