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Psycho-social-spiritual (PSS) factors

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