Making decisions about your health
Jean Hailes (AUS, 2020)
This page discusses the factors and questions to consider when making healthcare decisions. Explains the importance of finding reliable information to help you make those decisions and information on finding the best health professionals for you, and how you can get the most out of your appointments.
The things about cancer. Episode 6: Making treatment decisions
Cancer Council New South Wales (AUS, 2017)
In this podcast, Julie McCrossin and Professor Lyndal Trevena discuss the process of making treatment decisions.
What to expect – cancer
Victorian Government; Cancer Council Victoria (AUS, 2018)
Information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have cancer. This document describes the care that should be provided at each step of the cancer pathway in Australia. It is the patient’s version of the Optimal Care Pathways for health professionals. Includes links for support and information.
(Web page, also available as PDF fact sheet)
Decisions about surgery
Better Health Channel (AUS, 2020)
This page provides an overview of the decisions you might need to make before surgery, and how you can get the information you need to do so. Includes a list of questions you might wish to ask your surgeon.
Decision making in hospital
Better Health Channel (AUS, 2015)
This page provides an brief overview of the decisions you might need to make before you are admitted to hospital and while you are in there. Includes financial decisions, documenting your healthcare wishes, treatment and care decisions, and leaving hospital against medical advice. Links to further information.