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Best model for occupational therapists and physiotherapists – Rehabilitation for people living with cancer in WA

Curtin researchers are looking to develop a relevant and acceptable rehabilitation model for patients with cancer (targeting brain, lung and lymphoma specifically) living in West Australia. The result will be a co-designed service that delivers a patient centred model.

About the project/vacancy

To date, the rehabilitation services available for cancer survivors living in Western Australia are very limited. We aim to determine the feasibility of a multi-disciplinary rehabilitation program for individuals’ diagnosed with (brain, lung, lymphoma) cancer at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH).

The model must be informed by the needs of patients and thus the research team is committed to bringing into the team people with lived experience of these conditions. The basis of this strategy is to ensure that the model is appropriate, accessible and adaptable allowing improved rehabilitation services in Western Australia.

About the position

We are seeking help from 6 people with a lived experience of brain or lung cancer or lymphoma to assist in offering their expert opinion about potential unmet needs, ideas about what works and doesn’t work and any gaps in the ongoing care. Researchers would like

What am I expected to do?

Curtin researchers would like your input to develop a research proposal that can be submitted to a range of different funding bodies in order to obtain financial support to complete the study. The key components of the work that you will contribute to include:

  • The co design of the model
  • The language used within the applications to articulate a consumer driver patient centred approach
  • Appropriate strategies to implement the findings into actual care
  • Provide input into the methodology used to obtain evidence that the suggested model works on many levels, for all stakeholders

What skills or experience do I need?

A lived experience of brain or lung cancer or lymphoma.

How long am I expected to be involved?

Meetings are expected every fortnight for a period of approximately 4 months with the first meeting being held in August.

Where will meetings be held?

Meetings will be held online via Zoom or face-to-face if convenient (and in line with COVID-19 restrictions). If face to face a mutually convenient location will be decided upon by all involved.

What support is offered?

You will be offered a $35 per hour honorarium. The Consumer and Community Involvement Program also offers support and training to consumers and community members.

To apply for this position please complete a short application form by following:

Or email us or by phone (08) 6151 1071.