Published articles


Stomski, N.J., A. Petterson, A., Kristjanson, L., Lobb, E.A., Phillips, M., Williams, A., Morrison, P. ,  Joske, D. “The effect of self-selected complementary therapies on cancer patients’ quality of life and symptom distress: A prospective cohort study in an integrative oncology setting”. Complementary Therapies in Medicine (2018), 37:1-5

Joske D. (Reporter Carrie Cox). “Treating cancer differently”. “The West Australian, Lifestyle – Health & Wellbeing’, Perth, (2018), June 22nd. View article here.

Joske, D., Cheah, C. (Reporter Carrie Cox). “Yin and Yang: David Joske & Chan Cheah”. ‘The West Australian, Lifestyle – Medicine’, Perth (2018), May 2nd. View article here.


Williams, AM, Lester, L, Bulsara, C. Petterson, A., Bennett, K., Allen, E., Joske, D. (in press) “Patient Evaluation of Emotional Comfort Experienced (PEECE): Developing and Testing a Measurement Instrument”BMJ-Open (2017), 7:1-9.

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Furzer, Bonnie J., Ackland, T.R., Wallman, K.E., Petterson, A.S., Gordon, S.M., Wright, K.E., Joske, D.J.L. “A randomised controlled trial comparing the effects of a 12-week supervised exercise versus usual care on outcomes in haematological cancer patients.” Supportive Care in Cancer (2015), 24(4):1697-707.


Furzer, B.J., Petterson, A.S., Wright, K.E., Wallman, K.E., Ackland, T.R.,  Joske, D.J.L. “Positive patient experiences in an Australian integrative oncology centre.” BMC complementary and alternative medicine (2014), 14:158.

Williams, A.M., Bulsara, C.E., Joske, D.J.L., Petterson, A.S., Nowak, A.K., Bennett, K.S. “An Oasis in the Hospital The Perceived Benefits of a Cancer Support Centre in a Hospital Setting Offering Complementary Therapies.” Journal of Holistic Nursing (2014), 32(4):250-260.


Furzer, B.J. “Outcomes of exercise training and integrative support services on the physiological and psychosocial outcomes of cancer patients”. Thesis, School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health, The University of Western Australia, 232 p.

Furzer, B.J., Wright, K.E., Petterson, A.S., Wallman, K.E., Ackland, T.R., Joske, D.J.L. “Characteristics and quality of life of patients presenting to cancer support centres: patient rated outcomes and use of complementary therapies.” BMC complementary and alternative medicine (2013), 13(1):169.

Williams, A.M., Bulsara, C.E., Petterson, A.S. “Safety and side effects of non-pharmacological interventions as a therapy for cancer.” In Evidence-based Non-pharmacological Therapies for Palliative Cancer Care, Springer Netherlands (2013), 4: 219-251.

Furzer, B., Ackland, T., Wallman, K., Petterson, A., Wright, K., Gordon, S. “Randomized Controlled Trial Of The Efficacy Of a Best Practice Exercise Program Post-Treatment On Physiological and Psychosocial Outcomes In Haematological Cancer Patients.” Blood 122, no. 21 (2013):2942-2942.


Joske, D. J. “Creating an integrative oncology centre: the SolarisCare experience.” In Olver, I, Robotin M (Eds). Perspectives on Complementary and Alternative Medicines. Cancer Council Australia, Imperial College Press, Sydney (2012):187-206.

Williams, A.M., Slatyer, S. “Reflections on an international study of non-pharmacological caregiving activities at the end of life.” Annals of palliative medicine (2012), 1(3):227-229.

Furzer, B.J., Wallman, K.E., Ackland, T.R., Joske, D.J.L. “Test-retest reliability of the Aerobic Power Index Submaximal Exercise Test in cancer patients.” Journal of sports science & medicine (2012), 11(4):690-4.

Furzer, B.J., Wright, K., Petterson, A.S., Joske, D.J.L., Ackland, T.R., Wallman, K.E. “Characteristics of patients presenting to Western Australian cancer support centres: Patient rated outcomes and use of complementary therapy”. IPOS-COSA Conference, Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology (2012), 8(S3):104-114.


Williams, A.M., Pienaar, C., Toye, C., Joske, D., Lester, L. “Further psychometric testing of an instrument to measure emotional care in hospital.” Journal of clinical nursing (2011), 20(23‐24):3472-3482.

McGrath P, Joske D, Bouwman M. “Benefits from participation in the Chemo Club: Psycho-social insights on an exercise program for cancer patients”. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology (2011), 29(1):103-19.


Williams, A.M., Davies, A., Griffiths, G. “Facilitating comfort for hospitalized patients using non‐pharmacological measures: Preliminary development of clinical practice guidelines.” International journal of nursing practice (2009), 15(3):145-155.


Joske, D. “What is the Role of Complementary Medicine in Modern Cancer Care?” [Editorial]. Austral-Asian Journal of Cancer (2008), 7(3):1-2.


Joske, D.J. “The Psychology of Cancer”. The Australian Integrated Medicine Association Conference (2007)


Joske, D.J., Rao, A., Kristjanson, L. “Critical review of complementary therapies in haemato-oncology”. Internal Medicine Journal (2006), 36(9):579-86.


Joske, D.J., Popescu, A., Kristjanson, L.J., Wallis, K., Oliver, D. ‘Complementary Medicine Therapies in a Teaching Hospital”. In M. Cohen (Ed) The Art and Science of Holistic Health, The Australasian Integrative Medicine Association, 145-54.


Joske, D.J.L., McGrath, P. Implementing the Holistic Philosophy in Cancer Care: New Directions for the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.  Austral-Asian Journal of Cancer, 2002; 2(1): 33-38.

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