Lesley M Chenoweth

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PRIMARY OBJECTIVE To explore the transition experiences from hospital to home of a purposive sample of individuals with acquired brain injury (ABI). RESEARCH DESIGN Phenomenological, qualitative design. METHODS AND PROCEDURES Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 13 individuals with ABI (mean time since discharge = 15.2 months) and 11 family(More)
This article presents findings from six focus groups with health care practitioners in an Australian hospital during 2010, which sought to elicit their perspectives on the barriers for people to plan their future health care should they become unwell. Such knowledge is invaluable in overcoming the barriers associated with advance care planning and enhancing(More)
Eighteen patients with advanced Hodgkin's disease, refractory to combination chemotherapy with nitrogen mustard, vincristine, prednisone, and procarbazine (MOPP), were treated with vinblastine, doxorubicin (Adriamycin), bleomycin, CCNU, and dacarbazine (DTIC) (VABCD). Fifteen patients had Stage IV disease and 11 had systemic symptoms. Although hematologic(More)
A group of 104 patients with unresectable non-small cell lung cancer were randomized to receive combination chemotherapy with cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, and methotrexate (CAM) or single-agent sequential chemotherapy with the same three agents. CAM combination chemotherapy produced a 22% objective response rate, including two complete remissions,(More)
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE To trial the method of email-facilitated qualitative interviewing with people with traumatic brain injury (TBI). RESEARCH DESIGN Qualitative semi-structured email-facilitated interviews. PROCEDURES Nineteen people (17 severe diagnosis) with a TBI participated in email interviews. MAIN OUTCOMES AND RESULTS Findings indicate that this(More)
This commentary draws out themes from the narrative symposium on "living with the label "disability"" from the perspective of auto/biography and critical disability studies in the humanities. It notes the disconnect between the experiences discussed in the stories and the preoccupations of bioethicists. Referencing Rosemarie Garland-Thompson's recent work,(More)
This article reviews current approaches of disability accommodation services to addressing the abuse and neglect of people with intellectual disability who live in them. We review international literature and provide practice examples from accommodation services for people with intellectual disability in Australia to develop a framework of current research,(More)
OBJECTIVE This paper reports on the experiences and perspectives of community members in relation to advance healthcare directives and enduring power of attorney, including the factors that encourage or discourage engagement in advance care planning (ACP). METHODS; A qualitative methodology was used involving 26 in-depth telephone interviews with community(More)
Purpose – A schema for more clearly understanding the emotional and psychological abuse and neglect of people with intellectual disability was developed to support a narrative study with people with intellectual disability, families and other supporters about the lived experience of this maltreatment in disability accommodation services in Australia. This(More)
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