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Dealing with change isn’t always easy

Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift discusses why coping with change is so important and what we can do to deal with it more effectively. How much change have you experienced in the past year? Change is routine in today’s society and while we can’t stop it, we can choose how we react to it.…

Prostate cancer survivors urged to increase physical activity

Health Professional Cancer Network

New research shows 88 per cent of Australian prostate cancer survivors aren’t meeting the recommended exercise guidelines for people with cancer, and almost half are totally inactive. The Griffith University and Cancer Council Queensland study found a lack of exercise was associated with higher distress and poorer quality of life for men diagnosed. Inactive prostate…

Australian Resources for Indigenous peoples

The Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of New South Wales has some great new resources available: Culture, cancer, caring: inspiring stories for our mob Reducing smoking in the ACT among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who are pregnant or who have young children Message book for families: stories and support for carers of…

Programs for your patients – Treatment decisions

Health Professional Cancer Network

Increasing numbers of your patients will be diagnosed with cancer and will survive this disease to live with the long-term consequences. The need for, and benefits of, psycho-social peer support is well described in the literature. When you think about providing your patients with the best possible care and support, access to peer support should…

HPCN Conferences and events

February 25, 2016 Centre for Palliative Care Research & Education (CPCRE) Advanced Practice in Palliative Care workshop: Psychosocial and Spiritual Considerations for Palliative Care Brisbane 07 3646 6938 or   March 11, 2016 Centre for Palliative Care Research & Education (CPCRE) General Medicine Update The symposium will be particularly relevant to all medical practitioners…

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