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
- Cancer survivorship in New Zealand: Exploring the experiences, needs, impacts, facilitators and barriers to cancer survivors' return to work in New Zealand
- Exploring New Zealanders’ views on the euthanasia debate: Which reasons do they think are important and how do they think these reasons should apply?
- Otago medical students’ perspectives on spirituality and its role in health care
Psycho-social-spiritual research team
- Dr Richard Egan Senior Lecturer
- Dr Jerram Bateman Research Fellow
- Sarah Wood, Assistant Research Fellow