Meeting the unmet needs of caregivers of Indigenous cancer survivors—10 November 2017

Professor Gail Garvey from Charles Darwin University will lead a project to gather data about the distinctive needs of partners and caregivers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cancer survivors.

The project has secured funding of $689,924 through the ARC Discovery Indigenous scheme to commence in 2018, announced on 10 November 2017 by Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon. Simon Birmingham.

Professor Garvey’s research will involve a comprehensive exploration of the experiences of caregivers, and develop a psychometrically-tested tool to assist in identifying unmet needs.

Through this research, Professor Garvey will provide new knowledge about the needs of this segment of the Australian population and a validated tool to better assess their needs.

This will ultimately lead to improvements in the assessment of the unmet supportive care needs experienced by caregivers of Indigenous cancer survivors, for more timely interventions, and a better quality of life for cancer survivors, their families and communities.


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Image credit: Charles Darwin University.

Original Published Date: 
Friday, November 10, 2017