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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Thoracic cancer model of care (2008)

Author

Western Australian Department of Health

City

Perth, WA

Type

Report

Institution

Health Networks Western Australian Department of Health

 

Description

This document describes how thoracic cancer care should be delivered in Western Australia. Thoracic oncology includes all tumours that arise within the thorax. The eight steps outlined in the document describe the patient centred journey that provides safe, quality, evidence based and multidisciplinary care, resulting in optimum outcomes. Underpinning this journey is the integration of primary care, supportive care, psycho-oncology and palliative care. The steps include:

Abstract adapted from Department of Health, Western Australia

Contact details

Cancer Network
Ph: (08) 9222 0202
Fax: (08) 9222 2444
Email: wacpcn@health.wa.gov.au

Palliative Care Network
Ph: (08) 9222 4091
Fax: (08) 9222 2444
Email: Palliativecare.CPCN@health.wa.gov.au

WA Psycho-Oncology Service
Ph: (08) 9382 7480
Fax: (08) 9382 7479
Email: psychooncology@health.wa.gov.au

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Last updated: 2 September 2014
 
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