The COVID-19 pandemic raises critical clinical questions and challenges for health professionals seeking to continue optimal care for patients with cancer.
Current, evidence-based education is vitally important in this rapidly changing scenario.
The VCCN has delivered a range of educational programming primarily webinars, to assist clinicians to stay abreast of the latest issues, get expert advice and provide opportunities to ask questions and discuss.
Forthcoming events are listed on the VCCC Alliance and MPCCC websites.
Cancer and COVID-19 in Victoria: Cancer Nursing Report - The cancer costs of the pandemic
The cancer nursing workforce has been hit hard by the pandemic with capabilities of cancer services likely to be affected by the deferral of care that has occurred due to lockdowns and anxiety around transmission of COVID-19. VCCN Expert Nursing Group Chair Suzanne Bartlett and Prof Mei Krishnasamy discuss workload burden and contingency planning to support affected service providers.
Cancer and COVID-19: Delayed cancer diagnoses and the impact on primary care
It is estimated that there will be an additional three to four thousand cancer presentations over the next 12 months due to delayed diagnosis during COVID-19. This webinar aims to provide support and advice to clinicians and health care services treating patients with cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cancer and COVID-19 in Victoria: Care and clinical ethics - A focus on the healthcare workforce
Drawing from real case examples, Professor Clare Delany, Clinical Ethicist at the Royal Children's Hospital and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, leads a thought-provoking panel discussion on the complexities of care and clinical ethics during the COVID-19 pandemic.