Associate Professor Josephine Clayton

Associate Professor
Medicine, Northern Clinical School

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Selected grants

2014

  • Investigating barriers and facilitators to advance care planning for dialysis and pre-dialysis patients; Clayton J, Pollock C, Luckett T, Morton R, Silvester W, Detering K, Spencer L; Kidney Health Australia/Research Support.

2013

  • A toolkit to build the capacity of disability staff to assist adults with intellectual disability to understand and plan for their end of life; Stancliffe R, Clayton J, Read S, Jeltes G; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).
  • Advance care planning in incurable cancer patients with disease progression on first line chemotherapy: a randomised trial.; Tattersall M, Silvester W, Clayton J, Detering K, Hall J, Butow P, Kiely B, Cebon J, Clarke S, Bell M; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2012

  • Translating evidence into practice: implementing clinical pathways to relieve psychological distress and improve wellbeing for cancer patients; Butow P, Price M, Clayton J, Grimison P, Shaw T; Sydney Catalyst Translational Cancer Research/Pilot and Seed Funding.

2009

  • Improving QOL at the end of life: A randomised controlled trial of a doctor/nurse/patient intervention; Butow P, Tattersall M, Clayton J, Young J, Davidson P, Epstein R; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2006

  • Cancer Institute NSW - Fellowship; Clayton J, Clayton E; Cancer Institute New South Wales/Research Support.

2005

  • Cancer Inst NSW Fell05-Clayton; Clayton J; Cancer Institute New South Wales/Research Grant.

2004

  • Discussing prognosis & end-of-life issues in palliative care; current practice & development of an evidence based training program; Clayton J, Tattersall M, Butow P, Currow D; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Strategic Awards: Palliative Care Research Program.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Butow, P., Tattersall, M., Clayton, J., Goldstein, D. (2013). Breaking Bad News and Truth Disclosure in Australia. In Antonella Surbone, Matjaz Zwitter, Mirjana Rajer, Richard Stiefel (Eds.), New Challenges in Communication with Cancer Patients, (pp. 377-387). New York: Springer.
  • Clayton, J. (2011). Advance Care Planning discussions in Australia: the development of clinical practice guidelines. In Keri Thomas (Eds.), Advance Care Planning in End of Life Care, (pp. 233-250). New York: Oxford Univ Press Inc.
  • Clayton, J., Kissane, D. (2010). Communication about transitioning patients to palliative care. In David Kissane, Barry Bultz, Phyllis Butow, Ilora Finlay (Eds.), Handbook Of Communication In Oncology And Palliative Care. Australia: Oxford University Press Australia.
  • Clayton, J., Tattersall, M. (2006). Communication in Palliative Care. In E. Bruera, I. Higginson, C. Ripamonti, C. von Gunten (Eds.), Palliative Medicine, (pp. 1011-1018). United Kingdom: Hodder Arnold.

Journals

  • Walczak, A., Mazer, B., Butow, P., Tattersall, M., Clayton, J., Davidson, P., Young, J., Ladwig, S., Epstein, R. (2013). A question prompt list for patients with advanced cancer in the final year of life: Development and cross-cultural evaluation. Palliative Medicine, 27(8), 779-788. [More Information]
  • Lovell, M., Agar, M., Luckett, T., Davidson, P., Green, A., Clayton, J. (2013). Australian Survey of Current Practice and Guideline Use in Adult Cancer Pain Assessment and Management: Perspectives of Palliative Care Physicians. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 16(11), 1403-1409. [More Information]
  • Clayton, J., Butow, P., Waters, A., Laidsaar-Powell, R., O'Brien, A., Boyle, F., Back, A., Arnold, R., Tulsky, J., Tattersall, M. (2013). Evaluation of a novel individualised communication-skills training intervention to improve doctors' confidence and skills in end-of-life communication. Palliative Medicine, 27(3), 236-243. [More Information]
  • Keall, R., Butow, P., Steinhauser, K., Clayton, J. (2013). Nurse-Facilitated Preparation and Life Completion Interventions Are Acceptable and Feasible in the Australian Palliative Care Setting: Results From a Phase 2 Trial. Cancer Nursing, 36(3), e39-e46. [More Information]
  • Walczak, A., Butow, P., Davidson, P., Bellemore, F., Tattersall, M., Clayton, J., Young, J., Mazer, B., Ladwig, S., Epstein, R. (2013). Patient perspectives regarding communication about prognosis and end-of-life issues: How can it be optimised? Patient Education and Counseling, 90(3), 307-314. [More Information]
  • Michael, N., O'Callaghan, C., Clayton, J., Pollard, A., Stepanov, N., Spruyt, O., Michael, M., Ball, D. (2013). Understanding how cancer patients actualise, relinquish, and reject advance care planning: Implications for practice. Supportive Care in Cancer, 21(8), 2195-2205. [More Information]
  • Clayton, J., Adler, J., O'Callaghan, A., Martin, P., Hynson, J., Butow, P., Laidsaar-Powell, R., Arnold, R., Back, A. (2012). Intensive Communication Skills Teaching for Specialist Training in Palliative Medicine: Development and Evaluation of an Experiential Workshop. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 15(5), 585-591. [More Information]
  • Clayton, J., Natalia, C., Butow, P., Simpson, J., O'Brien, A., Devine, R., Tattersall, M. (2012). Physician endorsement alone may not enhance question-asking by advanced cancer patients during consultations about palliative care. Supportive Care in Cancer, 20(7), 1457-1464. [More Information]
  • Buiting, H., Clayton, J., Butow, P., van Delden, J., van der Heide, A. (2011). Artificial nutrition and hydration for patients with advanced dementia: perspectives from medical practitioners in the Netherlands and Australia. Palliative Medicine: a multiprofessional journal, 25(1), 83-91. [More Information]
  • Keall, R., Butow, P., Steinhauser, K., Clayton, J. (2011). Discussing life story, forgiveness, heritage, and legacy with patients with life-limiting illnesses. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 17(9), 454-460.
  • Collins-Tracey, S., Clayton, J., Kirsten, L., Butow, P., Tattersall, M., Chye, R. (2009). Contacting Bereaved Relatives: The Views and Practices of Palliative Care and Oncology Health Care Professionals. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 37(5), 807-822. [More Information]
  • Waters, A., Brooker, C., Clayton, J. (2009). How To Treat - Cancer Pain in Palliative Care. Australian Doctor, , 25-32.
  • Clayton, J., Hancock, K., Parker, S., Butow, P., Walder, S., Carrick, S., Currow, D., Ghersi, D., Glare, P., Hagerty, R., Tattersall, M., et al (2008). Sustaining hope when communicating with terminally ill patients and their families: A systematic review. Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, 17, 641-659. [More Information]
  • Parker, S., Clayton, J., Hancock, K., Walder, S., Butow, P., Carrick, S., Currow, D., Ghersi, D., Glare, P., Hagerty, R., Tattersall, M. (2007). A systematic review of prognostic/end-of-life communication with adults in the advanced stages of a life-limiting illness: patient/caregiver preferences for the content, style, and timing of information. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 34(1), 81-93. [More Information]
  • Clayton, J., Hancock, K., Butow, P., Tattersall, M., Currow, D. (2007). Clinical practice guidelines for communicating prognosis and end-of-life issues with adults in the advanced stages of a life-limiting illness, and their caregivers. Medical Journal of Australia, 186(12), S77-S108. [More Information]
  • Hancock, K., Clayton, J., Parker, S., Walder, S., Butow, P., Carrick, S., Currow, D., Ghersi, D., Glare, P., Hagerty, R., Tattersall, M. (2007). Discrepant Perceptions About End-of-Life Communication: A Systematic Review. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 34(2), 190-200. [More Information]
  • Clayton, J., Butow, P., Tattersall, M., Devine, R., Simpson, J., Aggarwal, G., Clark, K., Currow, D., Elliott, L., Lacey, J., Noel, M., et al (2007). Randomized controlled trial of a prompt list to help advanced cancer patients and their caregivers to ask questions about prognosis and end-of-life care. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 25(6), 715-723. [More Information]
  • Clayton, J., Hancock, K., Butow, P., Tattersall, M., Currow, D. (2007). Reply to Mark T Clayer [Clinical practice guidelines for communicating prognosis and end-of-life issues with adults in the advanced stages of a life-limiting illness, and their caregivers]. Medical Journal of Australia, 187(8), 478.
  • Clayton, J., Hancock, K., Parker, S., Butow, P., Walder, S., Carrick, S., Currow, D., Ghersi, D., Glare, P., Hagerty, R., Olver, I., Tattersall, M. (2007). Sustaining hope when communicating with terminally ill patients and their families: a systematic review. Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, DOI: 10.1002/pon.1288(DOI: 10.1002/pon.1288), 1-19. [More Information]
  • Hancock, K., Clayton, J., Parker, S., Walder, S., Butow, P., Carrick, S., Currow, D., Ghersi, D., Glare, P., Hagerty, R., Tattersall, M. (2007). Truth-telling in discussing prognosis in advanced life-limiting illnesses: a systematic review. Palliative Medicine: a multiprofessional journal, 21(6), 507-517. [More Information]
  • Lobb, E., Clayton, J., Price, M. (2006). Suffering, loss and grief in palliative care. Australian Family Physician, 35(10), 772-775. [More Information]
  • Clayton, J., Butow, P., Arnold, R., Tattersall, M. (2005). Discussing end-of-life issues with terminally ill cancer patients and their carers: a qualitative study. Supportive Care in Cancer, 13(8), 589-599. [More Information]
  • Clayton, J., Butow, P., Arnold, R., Tattersall, M. (2005). Discussing life expectancy with terminally ill cancer patients and their carers: a qualitative study. Supportive Care in Cancer, 13(9), 733-42. [More Information]
  • Clayton, J., Butow, P., Arnold, R., Tattersall, M. (2005). Fostering coping and nurturing hope when discussing the future with terminally ill cancer patients and their caregivers. Cancer, 103(9), 1965-1975. [More Information]
  • Clayton, J., Butow, P., Tattersall, M. (2005). The Needs of Terminally Ill Cancer Patients versus Those of Caregivers for Information Regarding Prognosis and End-of-Life Issues. Cancer, 103(9), 1957-1964. [More Information]
  • Clayton, J., Butow, P., Tattersall, M. (2005). When and How to Initiate Discussion About Prognosis and End-of-Life Issues with Terminally Ill Patients. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 30(2), 132-144. [More Information]
  • Clayton, J., Butow, P., Tattersall, M., Chye, R., Noel, M., Davis, J., Glare, P. (2003). Asking questions can help: development and preliminary evaluation of a question prompt list for palliative care patients. British Journal of Cancer, 89(11), 2069-2077.
  • Clayton, J., Fardell, B., Hutton-Potts, J., Webb, D., Chye, R. (2003). Parenteral antibiotics in a palliative care unit: prospective analysis of current practice. Palliative Medicine: a multiprofessional journal, 17(1), 44-48.
  • Tattersall, M., Butow, P., Clayton, J. (2002). Insights from cancer patient communication research. Hematology-Oncology Clinics of North America, 16(3), 731-743.

Reference Works

  • Clayton, J., Butow, P., Tattersall, M. (2009). Telling the truth: bad news. Palliative Medicine.Philadelphia: Elsevier.

2013

  • Walczak, A., Mazer, B., Butow, P., Tattersall, M., Clayton, J., Davidson, P., Young, J., Ladwig, S., Epstein, R. (2013). A question prompt list for patients with advanced cancer in the final year of life: Development and cross-cultural evaluation. Palliative Medicine, 27(8), 779-788. [More Information]
  • Lovell, M., Agar, M., Luckett, T., Davidson, P., Green, A., Clayton, J. (2013). Australian Survey of Current Practice and Guideline Use in Adult Cancer Pain Assessment and Management: Perspectives of Palliative Care Physicians. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 16(11), 1403-1409. [More Information]
  • Butow, P., Tattersall, M., Clayton, J., Goldstein, D. (2013). Breaking Bad News and Truth Disclosure in Australia. In Antonella Surbone, Matjaz Zwitter, Mirjana Rajer, Richard Stiefel (Eds.), New Challenges in Communication with Cancer Patients, (pp. 377-387). New York: Springer.
  • Clayton, J., Butow, P., Waters, A., Laidsaar-Powell, R., O'Brien, A., Boyle, F., Back, A., Arnold, R., Tulsky, J., Tattersall, M. (2013). Evaluation of a novel individualised communication-skills training intervention to improve doctors' confidence and skills in end-of-life communication. Palliative Medicine, 27(3), 236-243. [More Information]
  • Keall, R., Butow, P., Steinhauser, K., Clayton, J. (2013). Nurse-Facilitated Preparation and Life Completion Interventions Are Acceptable and Feasible in the Australian Palliative Care Setting: Results From a Phase 2 Trial. Cancer Nursing, 36(3), e39-e46. [More Information]
  • Walczak, A., Butow, P., Davidson, P., Bellemore, F., Tattersall, M., Clayton, J., Young, J., Mazer, B., Ladwig, S., Epstein, R. (2013). Patient perspectives regarding communication about prognosis and end-of-life issues: How can it be optimised? Patient Education and Counseling, 90(3), 307-314. [More Information]
  • Michael, N., O'Callaghan, C., Clayton, J., Pollard, A., Stepanov, N., Spruyt, O., Michael, M., Ball, D. (2013). Understanding how cancer patients actualise, relinquish, and reject advance care planning: Implications for practice. Supportive Care in Cancer, 21(8), 2195-2205. [More Information]

2012

  • Clayton, J., Adler, J., O'Callaghan, A., Martin, P., Hynson, J., Butow, P., Laidsaar-Powell, R., Arnold, R., Back, A. (2012). Intensive Communication Skills Teaching for Specialist Training in Palliative Medicine: Development and Evaluation of an Experiential Workshop. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 15(5), 585-591. [More Information]
  • Clayton, J., Natalia, C., Butow, P., Simpson, J., O'Brien, A., Devine, R., Tattersall, M. (2012). Physician endorsement alone may not enhance question-asking by advanced cancer patients during consultations about palliative care. Supportive Care in Cancer, 20(7), 1457-1464. [More Information]

2011

  • Clayton, J. (2011). Advance Care Planning discussions in Australia: the development of clinical practice guidelines. In Keri Thomas (Eds.), Advance Care Planning in End of Life Care, (pp. 233-250). New York: Oxford Univ Press Inc.
  • Buiting, H., Clayton, J., Butow, P., van Delden, J., van der Heide, A. (2011). Artificial nutrition and hydration for patients with advanced dementia: perspectives from medical practitioners in the Netherlands and Australia. Palliative Medicine: a multiprofessional journal, 25(1), 83-91. [More Information]
  • Keall, R., Butow, P., Steinhauser, K., Clayton, J. (2011). Discussing life story, forgiveness, heritage, and legacy with patients with life-limiting illnesses. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 17(9), 454-460.

2010

  • Clayton, J., Kissane, D. (2010). Communication about transitioning patients to palliative care. In David Kissane, Barry Bultz, Phyllis Butow, Ilora Finlay (Eds.), Handbook Of Communication In Oncology And Palliative Care. Australia: Oxford University Press Australia.

2009

  • Collins-Tracey, S., Clayton, J., Kirsten, L., Butow, P., Tattersall, M., Chye, R. (2009). Contacting Bereaved Relatives: The Views and Practices of Palliative Care and Oncology Health Care Professionals. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 37(5), 807-822. [More Information]
  • Waters, A., Brooker, C., Clayton, J. (2009). How To Treat - Cancer Pain in Palliative Care. Australian Doctor, , 25-32.
  • Clayton, J., Butow, P., Tattersall, M. (2009). Telling the truth: bad news. Palliative Medicine.Philadelphia: Elsevier.

2008

  • Clayton, J., Hancock, K., Parker, S., Butow, P., Walder, S., Carrick, S., Currow, D., Ghersi, D., Glare, P., Hagerty, R., Tattersall, M., et al (2008). Sustaining hope when communicating with terminally ill patients and their families: A systematic review. Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, 17, 641-659. [More Information]

2007

  • Parker, S., Clayton, J., Hancock, K., Walder, S., Butow, P., Carrick, S., Currow, D., Ghersi, D., Glare, P., Hagerty, R., Tattersall, M. (2007). A systematic review of prognostic/end-of-life communication with adults in the advanced stages of a life-limiting illness: patient/caregiver preferences for the content, style, and timing of information. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 34(1), 81-93. [More Information]
  • Clayton, J., Hancock, K., Butow, P., Tattersall, M., Currow, D. (2007). Clinical practice guidelines for communicating prognosis and end-of-life issues with adults in the advanced stages of a life-limiting illness, and their caregivers. Medical Journal of Australia, 186(12), S77-S108. [More Information]
  • Hancock, K., Clayton, J., Parker, S., Walder, S., Butow, P., Carrick, S., Currow, D., Ghersi, D., Glare, P., Hagerty, R., Tattersall, M. (2007). Discrepant Perceptions About End-of-Life Communication: A Systematic Review. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 34(2), 190-200. [More Information]
  • Clayton, J., Butow, P., Tattersall, M., Devine, R., Simpson, J., Aggarwal, G., Clark, K., Currow, D., Elliott, L., Lacey, J., Noel, M., et al (2007). Randomized controlled trial of a prompt list to help advanced cancer patients and their caregivers to ask questions about prognosis and end-of-life care. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 25(6), 715-723. [More Information]
  • Clayton, J., Hancock, K., Butow, P., Tattersall, M., Currow, D. (2007). Reply to Mark T Clayer [Clinical practice guidelines for communicating prognosis and end-of-life issues with adults in the advanced stages of a life-limiting illness, and their caregivers]. Medical Journal of Australia, 187(8), 478.
  • Clayton, J., Hancock, K., Parker, S., Butow, P., Walder, S., Carrick, S., Currow, D., Ghersi, D., Glare, P., Hagerty, R., Olver, I., Tattersall, M. (2007). Sustaining hope when communicating with terminally ill patients and their families: a systematic review. Psycho-Oncology: journal of the psychological, social and behavioral dimensions of cancer, DOI: 10.1002/pon.1288(DOI: 10.1002/pon.1288), 1-19. [More Information]
  • Hancock, K., Clayton, J., Parker, S., Walder, S., Butow, P., Carrick, S., Currow, D., Ghersi, D., Glare, P., Hagerty, R., Tattersall, M. (2007). Truth-telling in discussing prognosis in advanced life-limiting illnesses: a systematic review. Palliative Medicine: a multiprofessional journal, 21(6), 507-517. [More Information]

2006

  • Clayton, J., Tattersall, M. (2006). Communication in Palliative Care. In E. Bruera, I. Higginson, C. Ripamonti, C. von Gunten (Eds.), Palliative Medicine, (pp. 1011-1018). United Kingdom: Hodder Arnold.
  • Lobb, E., Clayton, J., Price, M. (2006). Suffering, loss and grief in palliative care. Australian Family Physician, 35(10), 772-775. [More Information]

2005

  • Clayton, J., Butow, P., Arnold, R., Tattersall, M. (2005). Discussing end-of-life issues with terminally ill cancer patients and their carers: a qualitative study. Supportive Care in Cancer, 13(8), 589-599. [More Information]
  • Clayton, J., Butow, P., Arnold, R., Tattersall, M. (2005). Discussing life expectancy with terminally ill cancer patients and their carers: a qualitative study. Supportive Care in Cancer, 13(9), 733-42. [More Information]
  • Clayton, J., Butow, P., Arnold, R., Tattersall, M. (2005). Fostering coping and nurturing hope when discussing the future with terminally ill cancer patients and their caregivers. Cancer, 103(9), 1965-1975. [More Information]
  • Clayton, J., Butow, P., Tattersall, M. (2005). The Needs of Terminally Ill Cancer Patients versus Those of Caregivers for Information Regarding Prognosis and End-of-Life Issues. Cancer, 103(9), 1957-1964. [More Information]
  • Clayton, J., Butow, P., Tattersall, M. (2005). When and How to Initiate Discussion About Prognosis and End-of-Life Issues with Terminally Ill Patients. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 30(2), 132-144. [More Information]

2003

  • Clayton, J., Butow, P., Tattersall, M., Chye, R., Noel, M., Davis, J., Glare, P. (2003). Asking questions can help: development and preliminary evaluation of a question prompt list for palliative care patients. British Journal of Cancer, 89(11), 2069-2077.
  • Clayton, J., Fardell, B., Hutton-Potts, J., Webb, D., Chye, R. (2003). Parenteral antibiotics in a palliative care unit: prospective analysis of current practice. Palliative Medicine: a multiprofessional journal, 17(1), 44-48.

2002

  • Tattersall, M., Butow, P., Clayton, J. (2002). Insights from cancer patient communication research. Hematology-Oncology Clinics of North America, 16(3), 731-743.

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