Changing prospects for advanced stage cancer
How can we as health professionals best help our patients to navigate this confusing plethora of options? Do patients who are “self-activated” do better than those who are passive and if so, can we encourage our patients to be more engaged? And finally, how can we do this within the envelope of the available resources in the health service? This study day will look at some of the many options that are available to patients with advanced stage cancer and explore how they could be integrated into packages of care.
While chemotherapy can be a very important part of treatment, for some patients with advanced stage cancer there are many other options which are very likely to improve health, well-being, symptom control, and even survival.
The elements of an optimal care package for patients with advanced stage cancer, including:
- The body and physical activity
- The mind and psychological intervention
- Complementary therapies
- Resilience, empowerment, self-activation and hope
- Medical therapies including unproven treatments
- Allied Health Professionals
- Non-clinical staff involved in service delivery for patients living with and beyond cancer, or dealing with palliative/end of life care
We welcome patients and carers who may wish to attend this event. Please note this is not intended to be a forum for addressing specific problems or obtaining personal clinical advice.
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