Journal article

Optimal Cancer Care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People: A Shared Approach to System Level Change

Jennifer Chynoweth, Meaghan M McCambridge, Helen M Zorbas, Jacinta K Elston, Robert JS Thomas, William JH Glasson, Joanna M Coutts, Barbara A Daveson, Kathryn M Whitfield

Jco Global Oncology | AMER SOC CLINICAL ONCOLOGY | Published : 2020

Abstract

PURPOSE: To improve cancer outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through the development and national endorsement of the first population-specific optimal care pathway (OCP) to guide the delivery of high-quality, culturally appropriate, and evidence-based cancer care. METHODS: An iterative methodology was undertaken over a 2-year period, and more than 70 organizations and individuals from diverse cultural, geographic, and sectorial backgrounds provided input. Cancer Australia reviewed experiences of care and the evidence base and undertook national public consultation with the indigenous health sector and community, health professionals, and professional colleges. Critica..

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