The Way Forward Survey: Oncologists/Oncology Nurses
The Way Forward, under the direction of CHPCA/QELCCC commissioned Ipsos Reid to conduct a research program with the main objectives of exploring and defining how family/general physicians, nurses and other health professionals:
- currently handle approaching palliative care with their patients
- currently assess/manage patients who may be considered palliative; and,
- identify potential barriers to discussing palliative care earlier in the illness trajectory.
Following a survey of GP/FPs and nurses working in primary care settings across Canada, a similar survey was conducted among Ontario and Quebec Oncologists, and nurses working in oncology in Ontario and Quebec who belong to the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology (CANO). These surveys were done in partnership with Cancer Care Ontario.
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*Please use appropriate citation when referencing data and charts of The Way Forward/Ipsos Reid Survey:
Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association, The Way Forward Survey: Oncologists and Oncology Nurses of Ontario and Quebec, for The Way Forward initiative and Cancer Care Ontario, Ipsos Reid: 2014.
The Way Forward Survey: Oncologists and Oncology Nurses of Ontario and Quebec”, was an online survey conducted among Ontario and Quebec oncologists, and nurses working in oncology in Ontario and Quebec who belong to the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology (CANO). These surveys were conducted between May 19 and June 20, 2014 in partnership with Cancer Care Ontario, with 52 oncologists (Ontario (n=36) and Quebec (n=16)) and 100 nurses (Ontario (n=61) and Quebec (n=38)). The overall data has been weighted to reflect the proportionate distribution of oncologists and oncology nurses each region.
**Reporting note: the small sample sizes in this survey do not allow for statistical significance testing between Ontario and Quebec. Differences should be noted as directional only.