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Health practitioners needed for research



Australian health professionals are being asked help contribute to a survey as a part of research that aims to help improve communication with Indigenous cancer patients.

In Australia there is a wide disparity for survival outcomes for Indigenous people with cancer, especially in the first two years after diagnosis. Communication between health professionals and their patients has been identified as a contributing factor.

The research, being conducted by the Menzies School of Health, will seek to determine the needs of health professionals when communicating with Indigenous cancer patients, as well as document the types of strategies, skills and resources which health professionals have found aid effective communication with Indigenous patients. Ultimately, the project aims to inform the development of practitioner resources.

The researchers are seeking Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian health professionals who are:

  • working with Indigenous cancer patients as a general practitioner, medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, surgical oncologist, haematologist, oncology nurse or Indigenous health worker
  • currently living in Australia
  • 18 years or older
  • competent in English.

How can I participate in the survey?

Please follow the link provided https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HealthProfessionals-Indigenous-Cancer and complete the on-line survey.The survey will take approximately 30-40 minutes to complete. You will be able to update responses until the survey is finished or until you have exited the survey.


This page was last updated on: Tuesday, June 23, 2015

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