164772 - Lung Cancer, Osteoarthritis and Challenging Palliative Care
- : Online
he aim of this activity is to assist GP's in gaining knowledge about Lung Cancer, Osteoarthritis and Palliative Care and managing cancer pain.
They will be invited to participate in discussion on best practice in these areas of patient care.
Palliative care is comprehensive, continuing, multidisciplinary patient care that involves the patients and their carers, consultants, nurses, social workers, clergy and other health professionals who are able to contribute to optimal team care.
The impact of musculoskeletal conditions on the Australian community is significant, and it therefore impacts on General Practice. As our population increases and ages, the number of people requiring care will increase, but the resources required to prevent and manage these conditions, which are often complex and challenging are limited.
Apart from non-melanoma skin cancer, lung cancer is the most common cancer in Australia in terms of incidence and death, accounting for at least 20% of cancer deaths.