Supportive Care Options for People During the Pandemic

Published Liam Wise on Wed, 09/21/2022 - 10:39

Monday Lunch Livestream

with Ms Danielle Spence and Ms Katherine Lane

12 September 2022

See Cancer Council Victoria explore how working in partnership to deliver supportive care services and streamlined referral pathways can improve your practice and deliver better outcomes for patients and carers.

Despite best efforts, supportive care for people affected by cancer has been affected by the pandemic. Thanks to the support of the Victorian Government and public donations, Cancer Council Victoria is increasing capacity to provide cancer support to Victorians affected by cancer and health services alike.

Since the pandemic began, Cancer Council Victoria nurses have responded to more than 25,000 enquiries for help – offering a range of services including psycho-oncology, financial counselling, and peer supports. With their directory of around 500 services across the state, helping people navigate the health system to find the supports they need - from cancer diagnosis, treatment, survival, or end of life.

Watch to learn more about the services and COVID-19 resources offered, how Cancer Council Victoria work with health services to complement what you do, the tool kits they can provide to you to facilitate referrals and hear more about what they’re working on next.

Ms Danielle Spence

An executive leader in the health care industry, with an active commitment to consumer advocacy to ensure the best health outcomes for people facing serious illness. Expertise in policy, advocacy, quality improvement and collaborative team leadership, founded on extensive experience in oncology nursing and health policy.

Ms Katherine Lane

Katherine specialises in the delivery of supportive care and leads a team supporting thousands of Victorians affected by cancer each year. She focuses on implementing and delivering supportive care initiatives and partnering to design and deliver services that improve the experiences of people affected by cancer.

Course Details

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Course type
60 mins
Curriculum Area
Treatment (incl. Supportive Care)
Consumer Involvement, Equity, and Inclusion
Consumer / patient / carer
Monday Lunch Live
Primary care

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