Psychological support for Queensland's rural breast cancer patients

Eley, Robert and Eley, Diann and Rogers-Clark, Cath (2010) Psychological support for Queensland's rural breast cancer patients. In: 2010 American Psychological Association Annual Convention, 12-15 Aug 2010, San Diego, California, USA. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer of women in Australia. Psychological morbidity in breast cancer patients is common. Rural patients with the disease have added burdens of travel and accommodation, disruption to family lives, lack of treatment choice and difficulty in access to information. Good practice care for patients includes not only appropriate medical treatment but also the provision of accurate information, psychosocial support and coordinated care. Breast Care Nurses provide continuity of support from diagnosis to completion of treatment. Although well established elsewhere, adoption of BCN has been slow in Australia.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Poster)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: This is an unrefereed poster paper. Authors retain copyright.
Depositing User: Ms epAdminAN A.Nanka
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - No Department
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2011 07:19
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:27
Uncontrolled Keywords: breast cancer, breast cancer nurse, rural cancer
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111003 Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 92 Health > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920507 Women's Health
C Society > 92 Health > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920506 Rural Health
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/18225

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