Seminar: Cancer, Model of Care, Financial Burden: Who Cares?

Presenter: Professor Raymond Chan
RN, PhD, GAICD, FACN, NHMRC Investigator Fellow
Matthew Flinders Professor of Cancer Nursing
Director, Caring Futures Institute, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University

Abstract: There are now over 1.1 million cancer survivors in Australia. There are many drivers for health, healthcare and research leaders to improve care and offerings for cancer survivors. Many of these survivors have significant unmet needs. As pressures and demand for health care continue to rise in both acute and primary care settings, there needs to be strong, evidence-based thought leadership to negotiate and navigate through the complexities around who should care for this population of patients. In this presentation, Prof Chan will discuss key, topical issues experienced by cancer survivors, and the potential implications for primary care.

Bio: Prof Raymond (Ray) Chan is Matthew Flinders Professor of Cancer Nursing, and Director for the Caring Futures Institute, Flinders University. He is a current NHMRC Investigator Fellow (2021-25). Prof Chan’s research program focuses on optimising models of care and health services’ responses to address the needs of people affected by cancer. Ray’s passion is to strengthen the partnership between acute care and primary care for improving individual and system outcomes in cancer survivorship.

This seminar will be held online. Please contact Hayley Barker if you would like the Zoom details.

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