Linda J. Kristjanson

Christine Toye2
Harvey M Chochinov1
Hendrika Maltby1
2Christine Toye
1Harvey M Chochinov
1Hendrika Maltby
1Sky Dawson
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BACKGROUND 'Dignity Therapy' (DT) is a brief, flexible intervention, which allows patients to complete an interview and create a document regarding their life, identity and what they want to leave in writing for their loved ones. DT is based on the DT Question Protocol. Developed and tested in English speaking settings, DT has proven to be a feasible and(More)
BACKGROUND It is difficult to determine the most effective approach to patient education or tailor education interventions for patients in radiotherapy without tools that assess patients' specific radiation therapy information needs and concerns. Therefore, the aim of this study was to develop psychometrically sound tools to adequately determine the(More)
A palliative care approach has much to offer people in the advanced stages of neurodegenerative diseases, as well as elderly people dying from diseases other than cancer. Palliative care can be part of the treatment repertoire of any health worker, supported by intermittent consultation or referral to specialist palliative care services (eg, for management(More)
INTRODUCTION The 2003 CHAOS Chronicles report (The Standish Group, 2003) shows an increase of project success rates to 34%, which, although still very low, was actually a significant improvement on the 16% reported in 1994. However, put the other way, two thirds of projects still either fail or are 'challenged' as Standish defines it. The Standish Group(More)
Discussions about euthanasia and how it may relate to palliative medicine are not straightforward. More complicated still is the search for sound empirical evidence to inform these debates. In this journal issue, two research studies, from the Netherlands and from France, examine this thorny topic. The first paper describes differences between patients who(More)
This study refined the Support Needs Inventory for Parents of Asthmatic Children (SNIPAC) (Coleman, Maltby, Kristjanson, & Robinson, 2001) to produce a more parsimonious tool to assess the importance and meet the support needs of parents of children with asthma. The original tool was completed by 145 parents of 199 children with asthma, and 74 of these also(More)
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