Exploration of doctors' views about suffering

This study aims to understand the mutual, relational experience between a doctor and patient, through analysis of the stories that doctors working in end-of-life care talk about their work with patients who are suffering. These stories may shed light on the dynamic exchange that allows doctors to connect, or not, with patients and how this connection assists in the relief of suffering. 


  • Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre 

Principal investigator/s 

Associate Professor Odette Spruyt 

Palliative care consultant 


Associate Profeesor Odette Spruyt - Principal Investigator 

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