Special groups

 Some groups and populations have special needs and interests when it comes to cancer treatment and care  eg Aboriginal, Adolescent and young adults affected by cancer. people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse background, Rural and Remote location residents ..... 

 

Aboriginal

Aboriginal Cancer Journeys: Aboriginal Cancer Journeys: Our stories of kinship, hope and survival is a book of stories from Aboriginal people affected by cancer. It includes personal insights and words of wisdom so Aboriginal people can get an insight into other people's experience of cancer. See also eight fact sheetseight fact sheets with easy-to-read information about cancer, its treatment and side effects. (Cancer Council NSW and the Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council)
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet,Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet, cancer resources; 
Indigenous Services DirectoryIndigenous Services Directory at Mensline Australia, listing men's services throughout Australia.

Sad News, Sorry Business: Guidelines for caring for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through death and dyingSad News, Sorry Business: Guidelines for caring for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through death and dying’ to help in providing culturally and clinically responsive care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients and their families.

Adolescents and young adults with cancer

CanteenCanteen (with links to other good teen and young peoples sites), Planet CancerPlanet CancerYoung men's Mensline AustraliaYoung men's Mensline Australia including Youth Services Directory

Excellent resources for young people dealing with cancer ... (produced by CanteenCanteenRedkiteRedkite)

Now What...? Dealing with your parent's cancerNow What...? Dealing with your parent's cancer

Now What...? Dealing with your brother or sister's cancerNow What...? Dealing with your brother or sister's cancer

Now What…? Living with the death of your parent or brother or sisterNow What…? Living with the death of your parent or brother or sister

Maybe Later Baby - A guide to fertility for young people with cancerMaybe Later Baby - A guide to fertility for young people with cancer

It's Like This...Parent DVDIt's Like This...Parent DVD

Carers Caring for the Caregiver Caring for the Caregiver

Children and adolescents with Cancer Childhood cancer information:

Children's CancersChildren's Cancers - online resource from Cancer Australia

Services available at the Adelaide Womens and Children’s Hospital

Childhood Cancer - information for your family ; Childhood Cancer - information for your family ; Childhood blood disorders - information for your familyChildhood blood disorders - information for your family

McGuinness McDermott Foundation Children's ClinicMcGuinness McDermott Foundation Children's Clinic

Cancer among young South AustraliansCancer among young South Australians statistical report

Children’s Oncology Group (COG):Children’s Oncology Group (COG): USA National Cancer Institute (NCI) sponsored cooperative group dedicated to controlling cancer among children and adolescents.

CureSearchCureSearch unites the world's largest childhood cancer research organization, the Children's Oncology Group, and the National Childhood Cancer Foundation through their mission to cure childhood cancer. Research is the key to the cure.

Integrative Medicine for Paediatric PatientsIntegrative Medicine for Paediatric Patients at the USA Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Children's Cancers

Children's CancersChildren's Cancers - online resource from Cancer Australia

Services available at the Adelaide Womens and Children’s Hospital:

Childhood Cancer - information for your family ;Childhood Cancer - information for your family ;Childhood blood disorders - information for your familyChildhood blood disorders - information for your family

McGuinness McDermott Foundation Children's ClinicMcGuinness McDermott Foundation Children's Clinic

Culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

Multi-lingual cancer resources are provided by The Cancer Council South AustraliaThe Cancer Council South Australia (eg Arabic, Bosnian, Chinese, Italian, Greek, Russian, Serbian, Somali, Spanish, Turkish, Vietnamese). Vietnamese Mensline AustraliaVietnamese Mensline Australia including Vietnamese Services Database. Arabic Mensline AustraliaArabic Mensline Australia including Arabic Services Database.

Gay, Lesbian

''It's a real bugger isn't it dear? - Stories of different sexuality and cancert's a real bugger isn't it dear? - Stories of different sexuality and cancer' This booklet details the personal journeys, through stories and poems, of GLBTIQ people who have had cancer. 

Palliative care issues for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgenderPalliative care issues for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.

Rural and Remote location residents

Patient Assistance Transport Scheme (PATS)Patient Assistance Transport Scheme (PATS). The South Australian Patient Assistance Transport Scheme (PATS) provides some financial reimbursement to country patients and approved escorts with the cost of travel and accommodation when they are required to travel over 100 kilometres (each way) to receive specialist medical treatment that is not available at their nearest centre.

Patient Journey Health Information Resources Patient Journey Health Information Resources from Country Health South Australia (CHSA):  
·  ‘Before You Travel’ – a checklist for people from country SA preparing to travel for medical treatment; includes suggested questions to ask the referring GP / doctor; and
·  ‘Contacts for when you travel to access health services’ – a directory of commonly required contacts for people from country SA travelling regionally or to metropolitan Adelaide for medical treatment. 
The CHSA Patient Journey Health Information ResourcesCHSA Patient Journey Health Information Resources aim to: 
· Reduce the number of people from country SA travelling to metropolitan Adelaide for health services by providing a prompt to discuss local / regional options, particularly when journey is GP initiated;
· Provide practical support in a clear format to people from country SA who require access to health services in metropolitan Adelaide.
Arrangements are being made to make this literature available on the Patient Journey Initiative page on the CHSA Web-sitePatient Journey Initiative page on the CHSA Web-site (July 2010)

Contact

Cancer Voices South Australia

 

Ph.  0431 691 956 

 

PO Box 588, Kensington Park SA 5068