This quick reference guide provides a summary of the Optimal Care Pathway for people with neuroendocrine tumours (NETs).
The Quick Reference Guide aims to:
- Summarise the Optimal Care Pathway for health professionals and health services
- Include optimal timeframes within which tests or procedures should be completed and checklists with indicators related to recommendations in the Optimal Care Pathway
There are seven key principles of optimal cancer care that sit around the pathway and remain central to the delivery of quality care throughout the patient experience. Establishing a patient-centred approach to care upfront focuses decisions on what is best for the patient throughout their experience.
Supportive care needs including physical, psychological, social, information and spiritual needs, are routinely identified and addressed throughout the pathway, as well as the early introduction of survivorship, palliative care or end of life services depending on need. Each experience is unique.
Healthcare providers need to deliver and adjust care according to the cancer diagnosis, the prognosis, the patient’s decisions and goals of care, and their response to treatment, and the degree of support and information the patient requires.
Learn how to identify a neuroendocrine cancer (NETs) when it’s not part of the typical line-up.
The 7th most diagnosed cancer in Australia, NETs are frequently misdiagnosed with more common diseases. This needs to change. Greater awareness amongst the health profession is needed to improve diagnostics. We’re currently offering free RACGP & ACN – CPD accredited courses worth up to 40 CPD points.