Primary Care in Cancer Control

Primary Care in Cancer Control
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Overview

The role of primary care is increasingly recognised as a vital component of cancer control in Australia. Cost effective healthcare relies on the delivery of appropriate care by the right team at the right time. Healthcare systems with a strong primary care component have been demonstrated to be more cost effective that those which are predominantly led by hospital specialists. Australia has such a health system, with primary care in the community predominantly being provided in a general practice setting.

This session will highlight the crucial role that practice nurses can play in cancer control in the general practice setting, review current resources available to support practice nurses in this work, discuss recent innovations in cancer care and explore the future of cancer control in the primary care setting.

Presented by Professor Sanchia Aranda, Registered Nurse, PhD

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