Oncology & Palliative Care

Occupational therapists working in oncology and palliative care support those during their treatment and recovery as well as those living in the last stage of life. OTs also work with families and carers build skills for rethinking life and participation to cope with psychological changes that take place and adapt their environments to make life easier.

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Palliative Care Victoria Inc (PCV)
Established in 1981, Palliative Care Victoria is peak body representing palliative care providers, consumers and their families and those with an interest in palliative care in Victoria.

CareSearch
Funded by the Australian Government Department of Health, CareSearch is an online resource of palliative care information and evidence for patients, carers and families as well as for the health professionals providing their care.

Palliative Care Curriculum for Undergraduates (PCC4U)
An Australian Government Department of Health initiative, the Palliative Care Curriculum for Undergraduates (PCC4U) aims to support the inclusion of palliative care undergraduate training to provide evidence-based learning modules include case studies, video vignettes and current references to support the achievement of the graduate capabilities in palliative care.

Victorian Department of Health & Human Services Clinical Networks (SCV & VAHI)
Safer Care Victoria and VAHI was established by the Victorian Department of Health to oversee the clinical elements and implementation of initiatives for clinical care services throughout Victoria.

Cancer Learning
Published by the Australian Government, Cancer Learning is designed for health professionals working in cancer care providing useful information and resources for health professionals, trainees and students.

Pallipedia - The Free Online Palliative Care Dictionary
This is a free online palliative care dictionary which has been built by the international community under the auspices of the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC).

Cancer Institute NSW
Established in 2003, the Cancer Institute NSW is a state-based cancer agency, focused on improving outcomes in cancer diagnosis, treatment, care and ultimately, survival. This website contains cancer statistics, clinical resources and information about research grants and funding opportunities.

NSW Palliative Care Strategic Framework 2010-2013
Replacing the NSW Palliative Framework (2001), the NSW Palliative Care Strategic Framework 2010-2013 aims to improve evidence-based practice and palliative care workforce capacity and training.

Cancer Council Australia
Cancer Council Australia advises the Australian Government and other bodies on practices and policies to help prevent, detect and treat cancer. This website provides evidence based cancer information on prevention, research, treatment and support for professionals, patients, careers and their families.

Leukaemia Foundation
As the only national charity dedicated to the care and cure of patients and families living with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders, the Leukaemia Foundation also provides information and resources for patients and the professional community.

Breast Cancer Network Australia
Established in 1998, the Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) works to ensure that those diagnosed with breast cancer, and their families, receive the very best information, treatment, care and support possible.

Cochrane Review - exercise for cancer survivors
Published via Wiley Publications, ‘Exercise interventions on health-related quality of life for cancer survivors’ evaluates the impact of exercise in improving the quality of life for cancer survivors.  

 

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