The Cancer Nursing Research Group at the University of Melbourne, and the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, are carrying out a study to:
- gain a better understanding of consumers' and clinicians’ understanding of and their preferred language for supportive care in cancer
- develop new consumer-informed and consumer-delivered supportive care resources to raise awareness of the value and importance of supportive care
- develop a communication skills video delivered by consumers to support clinicians to have a supportive care conversation and make appropriate referrals.
The expertise and voice of those who deliver supportive care is crucial and the study involves taking part in 1 or 2 focus group meetings at a date and time convenient to you. The focus groups will last for no longer than 1.5 hours and we anticipate 5-10 people in each group.
You may take part in any one of the following clinician focus groups as convenient to you:
- Friday 25 May 2018 (2pm to 3.30pm) Department of Health and Human Services (Melbourne CBD)
- Friday 1 June 2018 (12pm to 1.30pm) Seminar Room, Warrnambool Community Health
- Monday 18 June 2018 (8.30am to 10.00am) ENT Training Room, Monash Health
Download flyer for more information or contact Carol Jewell, Research Assistant, Cancer Nursing Research Group, Department of Nursing, University of Melbourne. Tel: + 61 3 8559 6146, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Supportive Care in Cancer Refresh Project is supported by the Victorian Government.
Ethics ID Number: 185 1227.1 Appendix 1(b) Clinician Supportive Care Study Flyer V3 2 May 2018
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