This module has been developed by Cancer Australia, in collaboration with the Queensland University of Technology and the University of Sydney. A consultative development process was undertaken with close collaboration with Dr Eli Ristevski (Monash University Department of Rural and Indigenous Health, School of Rural Health) and members of the Victorian Integrated Cancer Services (VICS) Supportive Care Collaborative. Acknowledgment and thanks are made to Dr Eli Ristevski and Gippsland Regional Integrated Cancer Services for enabling the use of images and adaptation of concepts and learning activities from the Supportive Care Resource Kit (2010) in the development of this module.
The aim of this module is to develop specialist cancer nurse knowledge and skills in supportive care screening, assessment and referral.
The module focuses specifically on developing the ability of the SCN to provide an advanced level of supportive care to people affected by cancer.