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.
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