Cancer Council WA has a number of education initiatives for Aboriginal health professionals.
Updated Find Cancer Early Checklist
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.
Aboriginal Cancer Education Video - launching on Close the Gap Day 2018
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).
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).
Let's Talk Aboriginal Cancer eBulletins: Recent editions
In this issue:
Introducing the new Aboriginal Projects Coordinator, Taneisha Hansen
Aboriginal Cancer Education Video: A useful tool for health professionals to help educate their clients on how to prevent cancer and find it early.
A yarn about quitting smoking: Listen to Noongar man and former smoker, Graham Riley, share his quitting experience on live community radio
PEPA: Would you be interested in learning more about palliative care and how to care for your patients towards end of life?
Let's Talk Aboriginal Cancer eBulletin Publications Contributions Guide. How do I submit an article to Let's Talk?
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We invite past course participants of the Cancer Council WA Aboriginal Cancer Education Course and health services/organisation/departments working with Aboriginal Western Australians to submit contributions for publication in this bulletin. Articles and events that pertain to cancer control and support are most welcome.
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