Menzies Weekly Seminar - Implementing the Supportive Care Needs Assessment Tool for Indigenous People into the routine cancer care of Indigenous Australians


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Presenter:  Dr Suzanne Moore

Date: May 22, 2018

Time: 11:00am to 11:30am

Contact person:  Menzies communications team
T: 08 8946 8658
E: communications@menzies.edu.au

Location:  Auditorium | John Mathews Building (Bldg 58), Royal Darwin Hospital Campus - available on WebEx

Target audience:  The Menzies seminars are free of charge and open to the general public

“Implementing the Supportive Care Needs Assessment Tool for Indigenous People into the routine cancer care of Indigenous Australians.”

Abstract: Disparities exist in outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders people with cancer, compared to other Australians, including poorer treatment and survival outcomes. Many Indigenous cancer patients also experience higher moderate to high unmet needs. There is currently limited data on the supportive care needs of Indigenous cancer patients, and until the recent development of the Supportive Care Needs Assessment Tool for Indigenous People (SCNAT-IP), no tools were available to adequately capture these. The SCNAT-IP is an evidence-based tool that has been psychometrically tested to accommodate the language, customs, and culture-specific needs of Indigenous people with cancer.
A Cancer Australia Supporting people with cancer Grant initiative, is facilitating and supporting the implementation and uptake of the SCNAT-IP into the routine care of Indigenous people with cancer, across Australia. The project is a collaboration between the project team and the health professionals who will administer the tool and includes three key components, namely 1) a health professional training program 2) online access to the SCNAT-IP training manual and other resources and 3) support and guidance for health professionals to embed use of the SCNAT-IP into the routine care of Indigenous cancer patients.

Biography: Suzanne is a research fellow based in the Menzies Brisbane office. She manages a number of research projects, including the SCNAT-IP Implementation project (Details at our website www.scnatip.org), the Queensland Health Better Cardiac Care Data Linkage Project and, in collaboration with others in the Menzies Cancer team, is investigating the global burden of cancer for Indigenous people.

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