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These resources will help to support implementation of the framework.


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Self- Assessment Tools 

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  ·         Competencies Self-assessment Tool

  ·         Standards Self-assessment Tool



Understanding the Supportive Care Model


·         Understanding the concept of va in Pacific Health

·         Te Whare Tapa Wha – Māori Health Model

·         Supportive Care Model - Literature Review Summary

·     Supportive Care Standards – Literature Review Summary



Trainer’s Resources


·         Training Reporting Form ((if request for login appears - please press cancel and the document will appear)

·         JPEG of Supportive Care Model



Service Improvement Competencies


·         Cancer Supportive Care – eviQ - This module enables cancer health professionals to develop knowledge and skills in supportive care screening, assessment and referral

·         A guide to consumer engagement.

·          A series of resources and practical guides on improving health care with a person centered focus from the Health Foundation.

·         The equity framework to guide actions to improve Maori Health gains.

·         Latest developments that support Kaiāwhina

·         Realising the value - Ten key actions to put people and communities at the heart of health and wellbeing

·         Health & Disability Services (Core) Standards – enabling consumers to be clear about their rights and providers to be clear about their responsibilities for safe outcomes

·    Cancer Control Alberta - Supportive Care Framework

·         Oncology Basics – eviQ - This module is for all health professionals to develop the fundamental knowledge required to support people affected by cancer throughout their treatment trajectory



Cultural Safety Competencies


·         CALD courses and resources support the health workforce to develop CALD cultural competence for working with clients, families and colleagues

·         Online foundation course in Cultural Competency for health as well as other resources.

·         A brief outline of Māori Models of Health.

·         Equity Framework also in Appendix 3.

·         Te Pou – Working with Pacific Peoples - This document presents a framework of the essential and desirable knowledge, skills and attitude attributes for any person in the mental health and addiction workforce who is working with a Pacific person, people or their families.

·         Te Puni Kōkiri. Explanations of concepts such as Whānau Ora.


·         Leukemia & Blood Cancer Foundation have resources in other languages to explain hematological cancers.

·         Pae Ora - Pae ora is the Government’s vision for Māori health. It provides a platform for Māori to live with good health and wellbeing in an environment that supports a good quality of life.

·        The uneven playing field: ethnic inequalities in cancer outcomes in NZ – Video by Assoc. Prof. Diana Sarfati (Requires YouTube)



Interpersonal Communication Competencies


·         He Kāhui Kōrero Taumahatanga o te Mate Pukupuku Cancer Stories ProjectAotearoa / New Zealand narratives of encounters with cancer.

·         Working with Interpreters.

·         A useful short video which considers the language we use in palliative care.

·     Improving health literacy - This policy briefing seeks to promote a shared understanding of what health literacy means, why it is important, and what can be done to improve it.

·     Improving cancer patient experience an easy to read guide.


Information Support Competencies


·         Mybc is an online community for New Zealanders affected by breast cancer - a place to connect and share experiences and to ask questions and get support from a qualified breast nurse.

·         Information resources are often a key activity of the Cancer NGO’s. Refer to their websites for availability of information about disease specific resources.

·         Health Improvement and Innovation Resource Centre.

· provides information and links to a variety of health conditions.

·         Ministry of Health.  Traditional Māori medicine.

·         Guidance for Improving Supportive Care for Adults with Cancer in New Zealand (2010) has a section on Alternative and Complimentary Medicine.

·         End of Life Service - Find information about what to do, and services that might be available, following the death of a loved one

·        Cancer Korero – Nelson Marlborough Health - Through being well informed about cancer we have a head start on knowing the truth. We can then be prepared to care for our own Tinana, but also tautoko whānau or friends going through it.


Social Support Competencies


·         Information on Social Care in NZ including family services, older adults and other services

·         Family Violence resources

·     Elder abuse resource and services

·     Community Agencies which support refugees

·         Multidisciplinary care - What is multidisciplinary care? What are the benefits of MDC? Where can I find out more?

·         Family Violence Death Review Committee Fifth Report – January 2014 to December 2015 - The focus of this report is on changing the narrative about family violence in Aotearoa New Zealand. Transformational change requires a new story



Psychological Support Competencies


·         Psychosocial Oncology New Zealand

·         Te Pou - Talking Therapies: A brief review of recent literature on the evidence of the use of cognitive behaviour therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy and motivational interviewing; on cultural issues in therapies and on the therapeutic alliance

·         Model of Care for the Psychological and Social Support Initiative - describing the principles applied to guide the regional implementation by DHBs of the Cancer Psychology and Social Support Initiative in alignment with Ministry of Health service specifications. 


Care and Support Coordination Competencies


·         Person centered care video around how to improve shared decision making

·         An organisation which works with families who may have several services involved with them to improve coordination.

·         An outline of resources across the palliative care spectrum

·         Ministry of Health. (2014). Building of Knowledge and Skills for Cancer Nursing.  Wellington: Ministry of Health. Has a section on Care Coordination skills and expectations.

·         Te Ara Whakapiri (Last days of Life)

·         AYA Standards - aims to set the standard of care for AYAs with cancer in New Zealand. It describes the core elements of AYA cancer care, supported by an international and (where available) national evidence base



Whānau Support Competencies


·         Enduring Power of Attorney – Summary – Buddle Findlay


·          A diagram which explains the concepts behind Whānau Whānau Ora.

·          Level one free training on understanding advance care planning.

·  Resources on Grief and Loss for children.

·         Cancer in the Family Booklet available from the Cancer Society which provides advice on talking to children.



Wairua and Spirituality Competencies


·         A link to Dr Richard Egan work “What is Spirituality” NZ based work.

·         NHS Education in Scotland. Spiritual Care Matters. An introductory resource for all NHS Scotland Staff (2009). This is an education resource aimed at health staff.

·         Someone in my family has cancer – Video for kids and parents (requires YouTube)



Living with and Beyond Cancer Competencies


·         Cancer survivorship – Introductory course – eviQ - This course is for all health professionals and presents evidence-based and practical tools, tips and resources to help improve care for cancer survivors

·         Cancer Australia – Survivorship learning topic: up to date, evidence based practical tools, tips, resources and an introductory package of learning modules that aim to demonstrate how you can make a positive impact improving outcomes and care for people effected by cancer

·         Self- management support toolkit – Health Navigator

·         An online education course

·         Outline of considerations for children with link to LEAP information

·         A UK based resource that provides an outline of a variety of impacts in an easily understood format.  Cured but at What Cost Long term Consequences of Cancer and its treatment (July 2013) MacMillan Cancer Support.

·         Late effects – Consequences of Treatment - Look at some of the late effects of cancer treatment and help signpost to useful sources of information and support

·         Sexual Relationships & Cancer – Consequences of Treatment - The insights into how to talk to patients about the issues surrounding sexuality and cancer