Before Treatment

Choose Wisely aims to help create a culture where patients and health professionals can have valuable, informed conversations about a patient’s care – avoiding unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures.

Sometimes, more care is not better – and unnecessary interventions not only fail to improve a patient’s care… they can even cause harm.

Choosing Wisely promotes the four questions all patients should ask their health professional to help them Choose Wisely.:

  • Do I really need to have this test, treatment or procedure?
  • What are the risks?
  • Are there simpler, safer options?
  • What happens if I do nothing?

http://choosingwisely.org.nz/

Diana Ayling

Download your Guide to HNC in Australia and New Zealand

HNC Patient Book - Order your FREE copy now! 
The 2018 Second Edition of the Australian Head and Neck Cancer Patient & Carers Book was launched in July 2018 at the ANZHNCS Conference in Melbourne. The book is a patient led initiative coordinated by former patient and Beyond Five Ambassador, Julie McCrossin, and fellow former patient Marty Doyle, coordinator of the Head and Neck Cancer Patient Support Group in Queensland.

The book shares many personal head and neck cancer stories from patients, family and carers from all over Australia and New Zealand. In addition, the book highlights some of the people who work in the head and neck multidisciplinary team who talk about important aspects of care at specific points in the head and neck cancer journey.

To order FREE hard copies of the 2018 Australian issue email: juliemccrossin@bigpond.com or text 0408 699 166 (text messages only please) or to download an e-copy visit: http://ow.ly/W40I50ib3LS Back to top.