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Dr Claire Johnson

Research Fellow
MDHS

Contact details
Address
MDHS
The University of Western Australia (M581)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6151 1123
Fax
+61 8 6457 2416
Email
claire.johnson@uwa.edu.au

Research Fellow
Cancer and Palliative Care Research and Evaluation Unit (CaPCREU)

Contact details
Address
Cancer and Palliative Care Research and Evaluation Unit (CaPCREU)
The University of Western Australia (M581)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6151 1109
Email
claire.johnson@uwa.edu.au
Qualifications
RN Fremantle Hosp., RM Nepean Hosp., PhD Newcastle(NSW)
Key research
Dr Johnson is involved in promoting and undertaking health services research and is involved in developing and evaluating interventions to improve equitable access to health services and outcomes for people with cancer. Dr Johnson has a particular interest in issues relating to access to palliative care services and end of life care.
Publications
Peer reviewed papers

Shirazee N, Musiello T, Johnson C, Saunders C. Cancer research and funding in Western Australia: an overview from 2008-2010. Cancer Forum Accepted July 2011.

Johnson CE, Mitchell GK, Hospital and emergency department use in the last year of life: a baseline for future modifications to end-of-live care (letter to the editor). Medical Journal of Australia 2011;9(2): 181-189.

Johnson C, Girgis A, Paul C, Currow DC, Adams J, Aranda J. Australian palliative care providers' perceptions and experiences of the barriers and facillitators to palliative care provision. Supportive Care in Cancer 2011; 19: 343-351.

Johnson C, Paul C, Girgis A, Adams J, Curow DC. Australian general practitioners' and oncology specialists perceptions of barriers and facilitators of access to specialist palliative care services. Journal of Palliative Medicine 2011; 14(4): 429-435.

2.Waller A, Girgis A, Johnson C, Lecathelinais C, Sibbritt D, Forstner D, et al. Improving Outcomes for People With Progressive Cancer: Interrupted Time Series Trial of a Needs Assessment Intervention. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 2012;43(3), 569-581.

Waller A, Girgis A, Johnson C, Lecathelinais C, Sibbritt D, Seldon M, Bonaventura T, Currow DC. Implications of a needs assessment intervention for people with progressive cancer: Impact on clinical assessment response and service ultisation. Psycho-Oncology published online: 25 FEB 2011 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pon.1933/full.

Johnson CE, Girgis A, Paul CL, Currow DC. Palliative care referral practices and perceptions: the divide between metropolitan and non-metropolitan general practitioners. Palliative and Supportive Care 2011; 9(2): 181-9.

Johnson C. Invited commentary: Allied health professionals' views on palliative care for people with advanced Parkinson's. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation 2011; 18(1):598.

Waller A, Girgis A, Johnson C, Mitchell G, Yates P, Kristjanson L, Tattersall M, Lecathelinais C, Sibbritt D, Kelly B, Gorton E, Currow D. Facilitating needs based cancer care for people with a chronic disease: Evaluation of an intervention using a multi-centre interrupted time series design. BMC Palliative Care 2010; 9(1): 2.

Johnson CE, Mitchell G, Thomas K. The potential for a structured approach to palliative and end of life care in the community in Australia? Australiasian Medical Journal, 2010; 3(6): 313-317.

Johnson CE, Thomas K, Murray SA. Palliative care beyond that for cancer in Australia. Medical Journal of Australia 2010; 193(2): 124-126.

Waller A, Girgis A, Lecathelinais C, Scott W, Foot L, Sibbritt D, Currow on behalf of the Palliative Care Research Program Team (Brian Kelly, Claire Johnson, Emma Gorton, Geoff Mitchell, Linda Kristjanson, Martin Tattersall, Patricia Davidson, Patsy Yates) (2010). Validity, reliability and clinical feasibility of a Needs Assessment Tool for people with progressive cancer. Psycho-Oncology 2009; 19: 726-733.

Waller A, Grigis A, Currow D, Lecathelinais C, Palliative Research Program team (Johnson C, Mitchell G, Kristjanson L, Yates P, Kelly B, Tattersall M, Sibbritt D). Development of the palliative care needs assessment tool (PC-NAT) for use by multi-disciplinary health professionals. Palliative Medicine 2008; 22(8): 956-64.

Johnson C, Girgis A, Paul C, Currow D. Cancer specialists’ palliative care referral practices and perceptions: Results of a national survey. Palliative Medicine 2008; 22: 51-57.

Girgis A, Johnson C, Aoun S, Currow D. Challenges experienced by informal caregivers in cancer. Cancer Forum 2006; 30(1): 21-25.

Lee C, Johnson C, Chiarelli P. Women’s Waterworks: evaluating an early intervention for incontinence among adult women. Australian and New Zealand Continence Journal 2005; 11(1): 11-16.

Published Abstracts

Musiello T, Johnson C, O'Connor M, Miller L, Joske D. & Patterson A. Mapping referral pathways for routine screening and management of distress in individuals with haemoatological cancer in WA. Asia-Pascific Journal of Clinical Oncology, 6(Supplement 3); 150-253. COSA 37th Annual Scientific Conference, Melbourne, 9-11 November 2010.

Waller A, Girgis A, Johnson C, Currow D, Lecathelinais C, Sibbritt D. Impact of a Palliative Care Needs Assessment Intervention on patient needs and service utilisation. Palliative Medicine 2010; 24(2): 210.

Waller A, Girgis A, Johnson C, Currow D, Lecathelinais C, Sibbritt D. Impact of a Palliative Care Needs Assessment Intervention on patient needs and service utilisation. Asia-Pacific Journal of clinical Oncology 2009; 5(S2): A146. (Published Abstract)

Waller A, Girgis A, Johnson C, Currow D, Lecathelinais C, Sibbritt D. Impact of a Palliative Care Needs Assessment Intervention on patient needs and service utilisation. Supportive Care in Cancer 2009; 17, 857-1039 (abstract 216).

Johnson C, Girgis A, Paul C, Currow D. Doctors’ perceptions of palliative care and triggers and barriers to referral: A qualitative investigation (abstract). Palliative Medicine 2006; 20(3): 243.

Johnson C, Girgis A, Paul C, Currow D. Palliative Care: Perceptions and referral practices of Australian specialists and general practitioners (abstract). Palliative Medicine 2006; 20(3):316

Girgis A, Currow D, Johnson C, Waller A, Kristjanson L, Mitchell G, Yates P, Kelly B, Neil A, Tattersall M. Overview of a research program to improve needs based palliative care in Australia (abstract). Psycho-Oncology 2006; 15(2): S251.

Other Publications/Reports

1.Musiello T, Shirazee N, Saunders C, Johnson C, Cancer research and funding in Western Australia: an overview from 2008-2010. Cancer and Palliative Care Research and Evaluation Unit, Perth, 2011.

2.Girgis A, Johnson C, Lambert S. Life, Hope and Reality for people living with advanced cancer. Centre for Health Research and Psycho-oncology, University of Newcastle, Nov 2010. http://www.caresearch.com.au/caresearch/tabid/1787/Default.aspx.

3.Johnson C, Bulsara C, Lund H. WA Psycho-oncology Service Evaluation Report Cancer and Palliative Care Research and Evaluation Unit, Perth, WA, May 2010.

4.Girgis A, Johnson C, Currow D, Waller A, Kristjanson L, Mitchell G, Yates P, Neil A, Kelly B, Tattersall M, Bowman D. Palliative Care Needs Assessment Guidelines. The Centre for Health Research & Psycho-oncology, Newcastle, NSW, 2006. [Prepared with funding from the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing]

5.Girgis A, Johnson C, Currow D, Paul C, Kristjanson L, Neil A. Analysis of Qualitative Research and a National Survey to inform needs-based utilisation of palliative care in Australia. Report to the Australia Government Department of Health and Ageing, October 2004.

6.Girgis A, Johnson C & Paul C. Attitudes and barriers to the appropriate and timely referral of cancer patients to palliative care- EHA final Report. Centre for Health Research and Psycho-oncology, University of Newcastle, April 2003.

7.Lee C, Johnson C & Chiarelli P. Overall Project Report, Women's Waterworks: Managing Early Stress Incontinence Through Women's Health Clinics-Final Report. Research Centre for Gender and Health, University of Newcastle, March 2003. (69).

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