During Apr-May 2009, Cancer Voices SA have held a series of Cancer Conversations involving more than 60 people.
We have been asking people affected by cancer, based on their cancer experience:
- what has inspired them,
- what has been most difficult,
- what aspects of the health system are working well,
- what is not working well - and how could problems be addressed.
- What needs to change?
- What would it take to get the general community engaged in cancer control?
In addition to informing local action, a report of each Conversation has contributed to the 'Go Public' Global Campaign 2 Control Cancer.
Cancer Conversations workshop at the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer Survivorship Conference, 3 Feb 2013
Cancer Voices SA led an interactive workshop at the Survivorship Conference, where Ashleigh Moore and Julie Marker presented the Canadian ‘GoPublic Cancer Conversations’ methodology we have used and adapted for discussing cancer survivorship issues and perspectives. Feedback from our 16 ‘survivor led’ conversations, including 3 in Australian Aboriginal communities, agreed that ‘cancer conversations’ are an effective way to engage people, the conversations seem an important delivery channel for awareness, education and action, and participants were encouraged to talk to others about their experience.