An important report has been released describing geographical patterns across NSW in cervical cancer screening participation rates, prevalence of high-grade cervical abnormalities and rates of clinical investigation within two-months after an abnormal Pap test for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal women. This work was undertaken by Cancer Council Queensland in collaboration with the Menzies School of Health Research. Find a copy of the report here.
We are very pleased to announce that the online training module for the Supportive Care Needs Assessment Tool for Indigenous people (SCNAT-IP) is now available.
The Supportive Care Needs Assessment Tool for Indigenous People (SCNAT-IP) is an evidence based supportive care needs assessment tool which accommodates the language, customs and culture-specific needs of Indigenous people with cancer.
As a health professional working in cancer care, you can use the SCNAT-IP tool as part of routine practice to identify the unmet support needs of your patient. Accurate measurement using the SCNAT-IP tool is important to improve care for Indigenous people with cancer.
Please visit www.scnatip.org for more information, and to do the training and download the tool.
Menzies School of Health Research has recently completed Phase 1 of a study about measuring the experiences of care of Indigenous people with cancer.
A group of NICaN Ambassadors and researches from Australia will travel to New Zealand to take part in a regional symposium: Indigenous people and cancer: a shared agenda for Aotearoa, Australia, and Pacific nations.