Patient information you can trust

Thursday 21 April, 2016

Patient information you can trustAccessing timely, evidence-based information and support is important for both people affected by cancer and busy healthcare professionals. Cancer Council Victoria invites you to attend an upcoming session about our support services and programs. This session is designed to highlight evidence-based information, support and services we provide using a patient-centred approach.

A systematic review on supportive care showed that patients with fulfilled information needs, and those who experienced less information barriers, had a better Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) and less anxiety and depression1. The review recommends that health care providers should also focus on patient-centred information provision.

Cancer Council Victoria invites you and your colleagues to attend a free session on how we can enhance the support you provide to people affected by cancer. We will use a patient-centred approach to follow the pathway of a cancer experience and the supportive care needs that arise at each stage. The session involves interactive case scenarios to demonstrate how our programs can provide your patient further information, emotional, practical and financial support.

 

Date: Thursday 26th May
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Cancer Council Victoria, 615 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
RSVP: carole.arbuckle@cancervic.org.au by 13th May, 2016
Bookings are essential and places are limited.

1Husson, Mols and van de Poll-Franse (2011) The relation between information provision and health related quality of life, anxiety and depression among cancer survivors: a systematic review. Annals of Oncology 22:761-772

 

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Updated: 21 Apr, 2016