Health Professionals

Health Professionals

GRICS has a longstanding commitment supporting the educational and training needs of health professionals involved in the care and treatment of Gippsland cancer patients.

GRICS appreciates continuing professional development (CPD) requirements of health professionals involved in the delivery of cancer treatments are constantly evolving due to ongoing advances in education, training and technology.

GRICS encourages all Gippsland health professionals with an interest in cancer care to regularly visit the GRICS Health Professionals homepage for updates on forthcoming CPD opportunities.

Referral Pathways

GRICS have initiated the development of service maps to enhance cancer referral pathways for Clinicians and General Practitioners. These maps provide access information on services currently provided across Gippsland.  The pathways have been developed for each of the Gippsland chemotherapy sites – Bairnsdale Regional Health Service, Central Gippsland Health, Latrobe Regional Hospital, West Gippsland Healthcare Group and Gippsland Southern Health Service.

Optimal Care Pathways

GRICS has a longstanding commitment supporting the educational and training needs of health professionals involved in the care and treatment of Gippsland cancer patients.

Multidisciplinary Care

Multidisciplinary Care (MDC) offers a collaborative approach to treatment planning and ongoing care for cancer patients.  MDC allows members of the treatment and care teams to regularly meet and discuss the physical and supportive care needs of cancer patients within a clinical setting.

Supportive Care

Supportive care refers to services required by those affected or impacted by cancer. It includes among other things information provision, symptom control, self-help and social support, psychological and spiritual support, rehabilitation, palliative care and bereavement care. Supportive care activities in cancer can be broadly defined by the following five categories:

Professional Development

GRICS has a longstanding commitment supporting health professionals across a range of disciplines work with expert mentors from leading Centres of Excellence such as The Alfred, St Vincents, Royal Womens Hospital and The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.

Immunotherapy Alert

Immunotherapies used for cancer treatment are designed to elicit &/or amplify an immune response to help fight tumour growth and spread.

ADAC

ADAC supports health professionals develop the necessary knowledge and clinical skills to administer antineoplastic drugs and handle related waste safely.

Health Professionals

by | Dec 1, 2016 |