This module is about managing common health concerns of cancer survivors. It discusses the impact of cancer and its treatment, different interventions that can be used, managing supportive care needs, and referral for specialised services and programs.
- Describe the impact of cancer and its treatment on survivor’s physical, psychological, social and spiritual wellbeing
- Describe evidence based screening and assessment approaches to identify supportive care needs of cancer survivors
- Identify evidence based interventions to minimise risk and manage common supportive care needs of cancer survivors
Managing common health concerns learning activity
Managing common health concerns quiz
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- “Just Take It Day To Day” videos - ACSC
- Chapter 2 - Coping
- Chapter 3 - Physical consequences of treatment
- Chapter 4 - Late and long-term effects
- Chapter 5 - Impact on family and friends
- Chapter 6 - Follow-up planning and fear of recurrence
- Chapter 7 - Fertility, pregnancy and menopause
- Chapter 8 - Dealing with sexuality and relationship problems
- Chapter 9 - Returning to 'normal'
- Doc Mike Evens YouTube Cancer related fatigue
- Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre Responding to supportive care needs
- Garvey, G., et al. (2012). The development of a supportive care needs assessment tool for Indigenous people with cancer. BMC Cancer, 12: 300
- Waller, A., et al. (2010). Validity, reliability and clinical feasibility of a Needs Assessment Tool for people with progressive cancer. Psychooncology, 19(7): 726-733.
- Girgis, A., et al. (2011). The next generation of the supportive care needs survey: a brief screening tool for administration in the clinical oncology setting.Psychooncology, 21(8): 827-835.
- Breen, S., Ristevski, E., & Regan, M. (2012). Enabling supportive care screening and evidence-based referrals for patients with cancer: Patient acceptability and clinician implementation of the supportive care resource kit (SCRK). The Australian Journal of Cancer Nursing, 13(1): 20-31.
- Sanson-fisher, R., Carey, M.L., & Paul, C.L. (2009). Measuring the unmet needs of those with cancer: a critical overview. Cancer Forum, 33(3)
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