An Exploration of the Referral Patterns of a Community Palliative Care Team to Specialist Palliative Care Outpatient Physiotherapy for Community Based Individuals with Advanced Cancer [post]

Fiona Cahill
2019 unpublished
One of the primary recommendations from this study is the need for education regarding the breadth of the role of SPC physiotherapy. Education also needs to address the benefit of physiotherapy for individuals from both a physical and psychological and social perspective, especially older individuals and those with a lower performance status. Another recommendation is the development a referral pathway to SPC physiotherapy to prompt referrals in response to disease progression, symptoms
more » ... ced and psychological distress. The results of this study highlight the importance of clear communication between SPC physiotherapy services and those who are referring.
doi:10.26226/morressier.5c76c8bde2ea5a72376127be fatcat:je6ycla3rvevdctkeye3hphfwy