A multidisciplinary optimisation clinic for lung and colorectal cancer patients with complex needs 

  7 December 2017  Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre   |   Third party content – view disclaimer

Thursdays 9am-12.30pm

Outpatient clinic from 9-11am, followed by MDM (12noon) and opportunity to debrief

Description of clinic:  A multidisciplinary cancer optimisation clinic, within Peter Mac, for lung and colorectal cancer patients with complex needs is designed to optimise patient’s condition prior to treatment and improve their readiness for community based rehabilitation post-treatment.

The clinic includes a Dietitian, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist and Psychologist. Patients attending this clinic have been identified as complex, requiring input from 2 or more of the disciplines involved. The clinic has been designed as an 8 week program with the focus of rehabilitation prior to treatment, or rehabilitation as an interim step between completion of acute cancer treatment and wellness in survivorship. Patients attend the clinic approximately fortnightly to see the required clinicians. Following the weekly clinic, clinicians meet to develop individualised plans for patients, discuss patient progress, determine frequency of review and commence discharge planning.

Alongside the development of this clinic, we aim to establish partnerships with community and primary health based programs to support referrals out of the clinic, and into the community. Observation of this clinic is best suited to allied health professionals, to support greater understanding of the optimisation clinic, and further build community relationships.

Express interest to Hannah Ray Hannah.ray@petermac.org

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