Supportive care in cancer has a broad brief, defined as "The essential services required to meet a person’s physical, social, cultural, emotional, nutritional, informational, psychological, spiritual, and practical needs throughout their experience with cancer".
The psycho-social-spiritual team aims to add evidence for those working in supportive care in cancer to work more effectively.
Current psycho-social-spiritual projects
- Oranga Tū (a healthy stand): A kaupapa Māori co-design prostate cancer project
- Spirituality and supportive care: Various projects
- Exploring New Zealanders’ views on the euthanasia debate: Which reasons do they think are important and how do they think these reasons should apply? (subject to funding)
- Public health and spirituality