Cancer in general practice: a guide for primary health care nurses
Download PowerPoint presentations from the Cancer in general practice: a guide for primary health care nurses workshop, held at Cancer Council Victoria on 1 December 2012.
Cancer in general practice: Lesley Pugh
Lesley Pugh trained as an enrolled nurse at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and completed a Bachelor Degree in Nursing. She's currently studying towards a Masters Degree in Nursing (Nurse Practitioner in General Practice). After raising 4 children, Lesley started General Practice work in 2001 in South Australia and relocated to Melbourne where she worked as a Practice Nurse constantly widening her scope of practice, and then a Practice Nurse Consultant for a Medicare Local. Lesley is currently employed as a Telehealth Support Officer by APNA as part of the Nursing and Midwifery Telehealth Consortia. Lesley is involved with developing standards, guidelines and education and increasing the uptake of Telehealth amongst nursing professionals.
Chronic disease management for patients with cancer: Magali De Castro
Magali has been working in general practice for the past 8 years. As a Registered Nurse she’s worked in clinical settings varying from solo GP surgeries to super clinics and community health centres. Since 2009 she's been providing training and support to GPs and practice nurses through her work with divisions of general practice and more recently she's been appointed as the Chronic Disease Service Integration Coordinator for Bayside Medicare Local. She's very passionate about teaching and her favourite area is the coordination of health promotion clinics as well as helping practices make best use of MBS item numbers for chronic disease management.
Cancer survivorship: Assoc Prof Michael Jefford
Associate Professor Michael Jefford is Deputy Head of the Department of Medical Oncology at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and is Senior Clinical Consultant at Cancer Council Victoria. He's Director of the Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre, a Richard Pratt legacy. His clinical practice, and part of his clinical research, focuses on the management of people with gastrointestinal cancers. He has extensive experience designing interventions to improve the supportive care outcomes of people affected by cancer. He has published 85 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters and has presented work at several international meetings covering cancer control, clinical oncology and psycho-oncology.
Palliative care: Karen Conte
Karen is a Registered Nurse with a Master’s degree in Primary Health Care, majoring in Palliative Care. She also holds post graduate qualifications in oncology nursing from The Royal Marsden Hospital (London), Applied Loss and Grief from Victoria University and has completed a Diploma of Business Management. Karen has been working with people affected by cancer for over 28 years, in areas including acute oncology and 17 years in community-based palliative care. She is an Endorsed Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner. Karen has been working with the Cancer Information and Support Service for over two years and holds the position of Acting Unit Head.