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Craft based: Continuity of cancer care: Where do primary care practitioners fit in?

Cancer Forum
Volume 37 Issue 1 (Mar 2013)

Abstract: Cancer is the leading cause of illness in Australia and is a national health priority. Primary care in Australia is well positioned to support individuals diagnosed with cancer and their family/caretakers. However, obstacles exist that impact on the quality and continuity of care that primary care providers and community health professionals can provide. A rapid review of the research available revealed that the knowledge, attitudes and beliefs held by health professionals and patients can impact engagement in early detection, treatment and follow-up care. Health professionals have limited knowledge of evidence-based practices, while cancer literacy among minority groups, including Aboriginal Australians, is lower than the population overall. In this paper, we provide a summary of the rapid review of the literature and provide some recommendations based on our research.

To cite this article: Jiwa, Moyez; McManus, Alexandra and Dadich, Ann. Craft based: Continuity of cancer care: Where do primary care practitioners fit in? [online]. Cancer Forum, Vol. 37, No. 1, Mar 2013: 31-34. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=399269864135585;res=IELHEA> ISSN: 0311-306X. [cited 29 Apr 16].

Personal Author: Jiwa, Moyez; McManus, Alexandra; Dadich, Ann; Source: Cancer Forum, Vol. 37, No. 1, Mar 2013: 31-34 Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 0311-306X Subject: Cancer--Patients--Care; Primary health care--Quality control; Cancer--Diagnosis; Allied health personnel; Cancer--Treatment; Peer Reviewed: Yes Affiliation: (1) Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Curtin University, Perth Western Australia, email: m.jiwa@curtin.edu.au
(2) Centre of Excellence for Science, Seafood and Health, Curtin University, Perth Western Australia
(3) School of Business, University of Western Sydney, Parramatta, New South Wales

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