Kelly A Edwards

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D eveloping genetic tests that have clinical utility and validated biomarkers presents many challenges. Much has been written about these challenges for the development of genetic test evidence (Khoury et al. One consistent thread through these challenges is the lack of well-characterized cohorts. This is already generally true for common conditions (< 5%(More)
INTRODUCTION The moment when a physician raises the possibility of discontinuing palliative chemotherapy at the end of life is a critical moment in the illness, and a difficult conversation. Expert recommendations cite the importance of giving bad news in these situations but there is limited research addressing how physicians should discuss transitions in(More)
University. This 'issues paper' was generated through a 'virtual workshop process' over the course of several months. The authors first outlined relevant issues and key literature. A draft was then distributed , comments were received, and a revised draft was circulated among authors for approval. The use of a 'virtual workshop process' shaped both the tone(More)
INTRODUCTION Pulmonary Rehabilitation (PR) is an evidence-based intervention that has been recommended in guidelines to be available to those who may benefit. However, not all patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have access to this service. Healthcare services have shown the need for the provision of PR in other forms to enable(More)
The speed and effectiveness of current approaches to research translation are widely viewed as disappointing given small gains in real population health outcomes despite huge investments in basic and translational science. We identify critical value questions-ethical, social, economic, and cultural-that arise at moments throughout the research pathway. By(More)
Continence has been implicated as a contributing factor in falls related injury. In aged care rehabilitation, conti-nence was identified by podiatry as an issue in regards to footwear selection and was an opportunity to improve falls prevention education and improved quality of life for the patient. The key elements of this education focused on the(More)
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