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Emotional cues - Evidence from the literature review and recommended steps

Benefits of effective communication between treatment team members and people with cancer include improvements in the patient‟s psychosocial adjustment, decision making, treatment compliance and satisfaction with care.1 Since 1997 National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre (NBOCC) has sought to improve the communication skills of oncology health professionals in Australia through the provision of the Communication Skills Training Initiative.

File name: nbocc-ec-lit-review-and-next-steps.pdf
File size: 5.21 MB
Cancer Type: All Cancer Types
Publication Audience: Resources for health professionals
Year: 2007
Document Status: Greater than 5 years

This resource was developed, reviewed or revised more than 5 years ago and may no longer reflect current evidence or best practice.

https://canceraustralia.gov.au/system/tdf/publications/emotional-cues-evidence-literature-review-and-recommended-steps/pdf/nbocc-ec-lit-review-and-next-steps.pdf?file=1&type=node&id=4199

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Breaking bad news - Summary of recommendations

File name: recommended-steps-for-bbn_1.pdf
File size: 323.84 KB
Cancer Type: All Cancer Types
Publication Audience: Resources for health professionals
Year: 2007
Document Status: Greater than 5 years

This resource was developed, reviewed or revised more than 5 years ago and may no longer reflect current evidence or best practice.

https://canceraustralia.gov.au/system/tdf/publications/breaking-bad-news-summary-recommendations/pdf/recommended-steps-for-bbn_1.pdf?file=1&type=node&id=4198

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Breaking bad news - Evidence from the literature and recommended steps

Communicating bad news to people with cancer is an integral role for the health professional involved in cancer care. By its very nature, the diagnosis can be tremendously difficult for everyone involved. From the doctor‟s perspective, it can be one of the most personally difficult roles s/he must perform.

File name: nbocc-bbn-lit-review-and-next-steps.pdf
File size: 467.81 KB
Cancer Type: All Cancer Types
Publication Audience: Resources for health professionals
Year: 2010
Document Status: Greater than 5 years

This resource was developed, reviewed or revised more than 5 years ago and may no longer reflect current evidence or best practice.

https://canceraustralia.gov.au/system/tdf/publications/breaking-bad-news-evidence-literature/pdf/nbocc-bbn-lit-review-and-next-steps.pdf?file=1&type=node&id=4197

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Lung Cancer in our Mob: a handbook for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers

The handbook provides information about the lung cancer journey including symptoms,  treatment options and after-treatment care.

It has been written for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers, Health Practitioners and Aboriginal Liaison Officers involved in the care of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People with lung cancer in community and clinical settings.

The handbook may also be used as a reference tool by:

  • nurses and other allied health professionals working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • students undertaking the general cancer unit as part of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker qualification
File name: lcom_-_atsi_health_worker_handbook.pdf
File size: 11.56 MB
Cancer Type: Lung cancer
Publication Audience: Resources for health professionals
Year: 2015
Document Status: Current

This resource has been developed, reviewed or revised within the last 5 years.

https://canceraustralia.gov.au/system/tdf/publications/lung-cancer-our-mob-handbook-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-health-workers/pdf/lcom_-_atsi_health_worker_handbook.pdf?file=1&type=node&id=4184

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Gynaecological cancer control brochure 2015

This resource, produced in conjunction with Teal Ribbon Day 25 February 2015, provides information about ovarian cancer and Cancer Australia's work in gynaecological cancers.

File name: 2015_trd_gynea_cancer_control_brochure.pdf
File size: 834.88 KB
Cancer Type: Ovarian cancer
Publication Audience: People affected by cancer, and their family and friends | Resources for health professionals
Year: 2015
Document Status: Current

This resource has been developed, reviewed or revised within the last 5 years.

https://canceraustralia.gov.au/system/tdf/publications/gynaecological-cancer-control-brochure-2015/pdf/2015_trd_gynea_cancer_control_brochure.pdf?file=1&type=node&id=4171

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Risk factors for lung cancer: a systematic review

Risk factors for lung cancer: a systematic review is a comprehensive systematic review of the international literature commissioned by Cancer Australia.

This systematic review provides a detailed analysis of the key lifestyle, environmental and occupational factors that affect lung cancer risk, in addition to the role of family history. It also identifies risk factors for which the evidence for association

File name: risk_factors_for_lung_cancer_-_a_systematic_review.pdf
File size: 6.48 MB
Cancer Type: Lung cancer
Publication Audience: People affected by cancer, and their family and friends | Resources for health professionals
Year: 2014
Document Status: Current

This resource has been developed, reviewed or revised within the last 5 years.

https://canceraustralia.gov.au/system/tdf/publications/risk-factors-lung-cancer-systematic-review/pdf/risk_factors_for_lung_cancer_-_a_systematic_review.pdf?file=1&type=node&id=4064

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Risk factors for lung cancer: an overview of the evidence

Risk factors for lung cancer: an overview of the evidence is Australia’s first comprehensive, evidence-based summary of factors related to a person’s risk of developing lung cancer, and is based on a systematic review of the international literature commissioned by Cancer Australia.

The report aims to increase awareness and understanding of the key lifestyle, environmental and occupational factors that affect lung cancer risk, in addition to the role of family history. The overview also highlights factors where the evidence is either limited or inconsistent in relation to risk of lung cancer.

File name: 2014-risk_factors_for_lung_cancer_an_overview_final_lr.pdf
File size: 1.19 MB
Cancer Type: Lung cancer
Publication Audience: People affected by cancer, and their family and friends | Resources for health professionals
Year: 2014
Document Status: Current

This resource has been developed, reviewed or revised within the last 5 years.

https://canceraustralia.gov.au/system/tdf/publications/risk-factors-lung-cancer-overview-evidence/pdf/2014-risk_factors_for_lung_cancer_an_overview_final_lr.pdf?file=1&type=node&id=4062

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Aust Govt providing two-thirds of funding to cancer research

Aust Govt providing two-thirds of funding to cancer research

Part 3 - Cancer Research Audit - $1 billion to cancer research. Audio with Professor Helen Zorbas - Cancer Australia CEO

File name: aust_govt_providing_two-thi ... _to_cancer_research.mp3
File size: 196.33 KB
Cancer Type: All Cancer Types
Audience: Cancer Australia reports and plans | Resources for health professionals
Year: 2014
Status: Current

The findings identify opportunities for optimising cancer research investment

The findings identify opportunities for optimising cancer research investment

Part 6  - Cancer Research Audit - $1 billion to cancer research. Audio with Professor Helen Zorbas - Cancer Australia CEO

File name: the_findings_identify_oppor ... nt.mp3
File size: 208.98 KB
Cancer Type: All Cancer Types
Audience: Cancer Australia reports and plans | Resources for health professionals
Year: 2014
Status: Current

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