Oral Presentation Clinical Oncology Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting 2018

Panel Discussion: Managing complex delirium in cancer patients (#107)

Lisa Miller 1
  1. Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, WA, Australia

Recent publications have explored the evidence base around pharmacological and non-pharmacological strategies for management of delirium, but some patients with advanced cancer can have complex comorbid issues and high risk behaviours associated with delirium.  The panel will explore issues related to this patient group at the clinical coal face and strategies by which health professionals and services can optimise their detection and management of delirium in these settings. 

Panel members:

  • Prof Meera Agar, Professor of Palliative Medicine, University of Technology Sydney, NSW
  • Dr Felicity Hawkins, Palliative Medicine Physician and Geriatrician, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, WA
  • Dr Cathy Mason, Senior Staff Specialist Psychiatrist in Oncology, Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre, Westmead, NSW
  • Karen Proctor, Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Consultant, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, WA
  • Prof Jane Turner, Department of Psychiatry, University of Queensland, QLD