Looking to understand the needs of cancer professionals who work with patients who decline treatment for breast cancer .
Recent decades have seen increased interest in non-pharmacologic approaches to cancer management, however there is evidence suggesting that the popularity of these approaches has been accompanied by a concerning trend of treatment refusal in women with breast cancer, in which patients decline evidence-based treatment in favour of ‘holistic interventions’.
A student on the University of East London Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology is conducting research on cancer professionals’ experiences of treatment refusal for her doctoral thesis. She hopes to learn about the experiences of cancer professionals when working with women who decline treatment, which may be curative or life sustaining. She wants to hear about what you think lies behind these choices, how you discuss such decisions with patients and how such experiences effect you both professionally and personally.
If you are interested in participating or would like to find out more about this research, please contact Jenny Lennon at firstname.lastname@example.org.