About the Authors

Samar M. Aoun

s.aoun@curtin.edu.au

Affiliation School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Lauren J. Breen

Affiliation School of Psychology and Speech Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Denise A. Howting

Affiliation School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Bruce Rumbold

Affiliation Palliative Care Unit, Department of Public Health, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Beverley McNamara

Affiliation School of Occupational Therapy and Social Work, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Desley Hegney

Affiliations Centre for Nursing Research, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Southern Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SMA LJB BR BM DH. Performed the experiments: SMA LJB DAH. Analyzed the data: SMA LJB DAH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SMA LJB DAH BR. Wrote the paper: SMA LJB DAH BR BM DH.