Aboriginal Health Professionals


Cancer Council WA has a number of education initiatives for Aboriginal health professionals. We also provide a range of education resources for Aboriginal people, see our Aboriginal Publications.

 

Provide information and support around cancer: A nationally accredited cancer education program for Aboriginal health Professionals

 The five day Cancer Education Course aims to:

  • Increase participant knowledge about cancer, prevention, early detection, treatment and the impact of disease to improve the care of people with cancer
  • Improve participant skills to provide support to clients with cancer and promote prevention and early detection messages in the community
  • Facilitate networks between Aboriginal health professionals and cancer support staff based both in the Kimberley and in the metropolitan area.

The course is suitable for any Aboriginal Health Professionals with an interest in cancer care, including Aboriginal Health Workers and Aboriginal Liaison Officers.

Following completion of the course participants receive Nationally accredited certification - HLTAHW035 Provide information and support around cancer.

Broome Cancer Education Course, 14-18 June 2021

The WA Country Health Service, Cancer Council WA and Aboriginal Health Council of WA are proud to offer the Broome Cancer Education Course.

DATE: Monday 14th - Friday 18th June 2021

TIME: 8:30am till 4:30pm (each day)

VENUE: Broome Circle, 27 Frederick Street (corner Weld), Broome

CATERING: Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided

COST: Free. Some support is also available to cover travel and accommodation costs for WACHS Kimberley employees not located in Broome.

Download the Broome course flyer here. Registrations close Thursday, 5pm 10 June 2021.

PLACES ARE LIMITED. To register interest please complete the Broome registration form here or contact  Kristy Stewart - Aboriginal Projects Coordinator, Cancer Council WA, phone: (08) 9212 4307 or email Kristy.Stewart@cancerwa.asn.au.

Perth Cancer Education Course, 13-17 September 2021

Cancer Council WA and Aboriginal Health Council of WA are proud to offer the Perth Cancer Education Course.

DATE: Monday 13th - Friday 17th September 2021

TIME: 8:30am till 4:30pm (each day)

VENUE: Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia, 450 Beaufort Street,Highgate

CATERING: Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided

COST: $244

Download the Perth course flyer here. Registrations close Thursday, 5pm 28 August 2021.

PLACES ARE LIMITED. To register interest please complete the Perth registration form here or contact Kristy Stewart - Aboriginal Projects Coordinator, Cancer Council WA, phone: (08) 9212 4307 or email Kristy.Stewart@cancerwa.asn.au.


Find Cancer Early Checklist

Find Cancer Early campaign has developed Aboriginal resources aimed to increase awareness of the early signs and symptoms of skin, bowel, lung, prostate and breast cancer in people aged over 40 years living in regional Western Australia.

The Find Cancer Early symptom checklist is a tool for everyday people and can also help guide conversations between health professionals and patients.

The resource lists 10 early symptoms of the five most common cancers and explains when these symptoms need to be discussed with a doctor, clinic nurse or Aboriginal health worker.

To order Find Cancer Early checklist resources, download the Find Cancer Early Resource Order Form or visit the External Website: Find Cancer Early

 

Cancer Education Video 

This video is cartoon style and was created for you, an Aboriginal health worker or other health professional who works closely with Aboriginal people. It is meant to be used as a yarning tool so you can discuss cancer with your clients and community.

The video has clear and simple messages and gives facts about cancer to help break down the myths and fears surrounding cancer. The video has six chapters that look at:

  • What is cancer?
  • Risk factors and prevention (what causes cancer)
  • Screening (National screening programs)
  • Finding cancer early (what symptoms to look for)
  • Treatment and support
  • Summary (a bit of everything above).

The Yarning Guide can help you answer any questions your clients or community might have about cancer.

 

Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA)

PEPA provides supported palliative approach placements to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander health workers, Liaison Officer's & Outreach Workers. This provides an opportunity to develop your skills in the palliative approach by undertaking a placement within a specialised palliative care service in Perth and rural WA. For more information see Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA).

 

Quarterly eBulletin

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Let's Talk is a quarterly eBulletin for Aboriginal health professionals and those working with Aboriginal communities who are proudly leading the way to a cancer free future in WA.

To subscribe or to contribute content, please email letstalk@cancerwa.asn.au.

 

June 2021

In this Issue

  • Cancer Council WA Lodge update
  • New Find Cancer Early resource
  • Why second-hand and third-hand smoke matters to everyone
  • and more!

Read the June 2021 issue of Let's Talk here.

 

March 2021

In this Issue

  • What's happening in your region?
  • Palliative care placements & education opportunities
  • Crawford & Milroy Lodge: a snapshot
  • and more!

Read the March 2021 issue of Let's Talk here.

 

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