Introduction to supportive care in cancer
This course is for health professionals that care for people affected by a cancer diagnosis. It is designed to develop knowledge of supportive care needs of people with cancer, how to screen for supportive care needs and take appropriate actions to meet identified needs.
The module presents information on the domains of supportive care, why supportive care is important, common unmet needs, how to screen people for their supportive care needs using a validated screening tool, discuss and prioritise supportive care needs, and what actions are required to address needs.
Developed by Cancer Nursing Research, University of Melbourne
Funded by Victorian Department Health and Human Services
Further information can be found in the Cancer Supportive Care and Effective cultural communication in cancer resources or on the WeCan website.
All health professionals
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