Cancer education course for Aboriginal health professionals
The course aims to provide education and skills training about cancer:
- to increase the participants' understanding and knowledge of cancer prevention, treatment and impact of the disease
- to improve the care of Aboriginal people with cancer in Western Australia
- to develop a statewide network amongst Aboriginal health professionals caring for people with cancer.
Topics covered in the five day metro program include:
- how cancer develops
- the types of cancers affecting Aboriginal people
- cancer treatment
- palliative care
- cancer prevention, and
- early detection of the disease.
Any Aboriginal health professionals (male or female) who care for people with cancer and their families in Western Australia can apply to attend the course. This includes Aboriginal Health Workers, liaison officers, nurses, health promotion officers and Aboriginal people who work in other health-related areas.
Cancer Council WA will cover:
- travel expenses (to Perth)
- accommodation, all meals and transfers
- course registration
- study notes
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