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Aboriginal cancer care pathway



This program involves the development of an Aboriginal cancer care pathway to support staff and patients at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Victoria.

The aim of the program is to provide support and care throughout the preventative, awareness, referral, diagnostic, treatment and survival or palliative care stages to Aboriginal patients and families who attend the centre.

The program is running in conjunction with other initiatives at the centre which include increasing awareness of Aboriginal health and creating a culturally safe environment for Aboriginal patients and families. It follows similar principles to the Improving care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients program (Department of Health Victoria) in terms of identifying and implementing culturally appropriate strategies for supporting Aboriginal patients accessing health services in Victoria.

Abstract adapted from Peter MacCullum Cancer Centre


Peter MacCullum Cancer Centre
St Andrews Place
East Melbourne Vic 3002
Ph: (03) 9656 1111
Fax: 03 9656 1400

Amrit Dhillon
Consumer Engagement Coordinator
Ph: (03) 9656 5249
Fax: (03) 9656 1459

Related publications

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (2012)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cancer care resource guide.

Melbourne: Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre


Last updated: 16 March 2016
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