Feasibility of a team based prognosis and treatment goal discussion (T-PAT) with women diagnosed with advanced breast cancer.

Title

Feasibility of a team based prognosis and treatment goal discussion (T-PAT) with women diagnosed with advanced breast cancer.

Creator

Step Mary M; Ferber Gretchen A; Downs-Holmes Catherine; Silverman Paula

Publisher

Patient education and counseling

Date

2019
2019-01

Description

OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility of a team-based prognosis and treatment goal discussion for women living with advanced breast cancer. METHODS: Female patients diagnosed with advanced breast cancer (n = 25) participated in a mixed methods study that evaluated the feasibility and effects of a planned and structured prognosis discussion. Audio analysis of the intervention appointments was conducted to assess intervention feasibility. Patient self-reports of prognosis related beliefs and treatment preferences were compared across intervention and usual care groups. RESULTS: Most patients found the T-PAT appointment challenging but worthwhile. Intervention uptake by clinicians was good, but some fidelity disruptions were noted. T-PAT participants were more likely to hold realistic beliefs about disease curability after the appointment. CONCLUSION: Productive prognosis discussions can be delivered effectively by a practice-based clinical team within a semi-structured patient education appointment. It was perceived by patients with advanced breast cancer as both valuable and acceptable. T-PAT clinicians found the intervention easy to deliver. PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: Regular implementation of T-PAT may help clinicians' build prognosis discussion communication skills. T-PAT documentation provides valuable information that can be used to tailor ongoing care.

Subject

*Advanced cancer survivorship; *Advanced care planning; *Clinician-patient communication; *Prognosis discussion

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

77–84

Issue

1

Volume

102

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Citation

Step Mary M; Ferber Gretchen A; Downs-Holmes Catherine; Silverman Paula, “Feasibility of a team based prognosis and treatment goal discussion (T-PAT) with women diagnosed with advanced breast cancer.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed June 17, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/3766.

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