Phillip Good

Jane Nikles1
Janet Hardy1
Rohan Vora1
1Jane Nikles
1Janet Hardy
1Rohan Vora
1Meera Agar
1David Currow
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OBJECTIVES Nurses are generally present, and often influential, in supporting patient and family acceptance of medical futility and in assisting doctors in negotiating referral to palliative care. Yet the specificities of the nursing role and how nurses may contribute to timely and effective referrals is not well understood. This study aimed to(More)
  • Jane Nikles, Geoffrey K Mitchell, Janet Hardy, Meera Agar, Hugh Senior, Sue-Ann Carmont +4 others
  • 2013
BACKGROUND It is estimated that 39,000 Australians die from malignant disease yearly. Of these, 60% to 88% of advanced cancer patients suffer xerostomia, the subjective feeling of mouth dryness. Xerostomia has significant physical, social and psychological consequences which compromise function and quality of life. Pilocarpine is one treatment for(More)
An initially balanced crossover design is analyzed by permutation rather than parametric methods in order to obtain exact distribution-free significance levels, thus controlling type I error and increasing power. The analysis is first restricted to those subjects who completed all nine periods. Next, it is extended to those who successfully completed two of(More)
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