Effects of Discordance Between Perceived and Preferred Roles in Decision Making Among Advanced Cancer Patients

October 16, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Semra Ozdemir, PhD

Dr. Ozdemir will discuss her research on family and physician involvement in treatment decisions, examining whether discordance between perceived and preferred roles in decision making is associated with psychological distress and perceived quality of care among advanced cancer patients in a multi-ethnic Asian country.

About Our Speaker

Dr. Ozdemir is an Assistant Professor at the Lien Centre for Palliative Care and the Signature Programme in Health Services and Systems Research, Duke-NUS. She obtained her PhD in public health and economics from UNC Chapel Hill. Her main research areas are health economics and medical decision making; her interests lie in understanding public or patient preferences for health services, new health technologies and treatments, and developing interventions to help improve medical decision making. Dr. Ozdemir's research focuses on understanding the decision making process between patients, family caregivers and physicians, especially in relation to advanced serious illnesses. She has developed numerous discrete-choice experiment survey instruments in therapeutic areas such as cancer, chronic kidney disease, eye diseases, diabetes, Crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis, and bipolar disorder.

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