Person-centredness

Focus on the experiences of people with cancer and those accessing screening and prevention services, to ensure they achieve outcomes that are meaningful to them.

  • Ensure prevention, screening, treatment, care and support services are informed by people’s experiences, and are responsive to their needs and preferences – including ensuring services are culturally safe, responsive and appropriate.
  • Empower people at risk of or affected by cancer, their families and carers to make informed decisions and be full partners in their care.
  • Ensure information and communication is accessible and tailored for each individual, to support informed decision making.
  • Build a system that is easier for people in the community to understand and navigate, and strengthen ways to coordinate care.
  • Ensure cancer services meet all the needs of patients, families and carers, including access to supportive care, such as psychosocial and allied health services and non-clinical supports.
  • Acknowledge the important role of family and community in the care of many cancer patients.
  • Ensure people at risk of or affected by cancer and carers have positive experiences and outcomes that matter to them.