ADRI’s Mesothelioma Support Service
ADRI’s Mesothelioma Support Service addresses the needs of patients with malignant mesothelioma and supports their families.
At ADRI our registered nurses utilise their wealth of knowledge and experience of patient care and supporting carers; drawing from personal experience, current survivorship research, cancer care networking and carer need research to provide telephone, face-to-face and group meeting support. The Mesothelioma Support Service works with established professional agencies, health professionals and local communities across NSW to provide current evidence-based clinical information and support.
Ms Jocelyn McLean, MSN (Res)
Jocelyn has many years’ experience caring for patients following surgery for lung cancer and mesothelioma at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Jocelyn developed a ‘well living support programme’ for survivors and carers, and co-authored, with Professor Brian McCaughan, a book entitled: ‘Diagnosis & Treatment: The Journey of a Patient with Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma’. She also contributed to the development of evidence based Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma published by ADRI in 2013 and the Understanding Mesothelioma. A guide for people with cancer, their families and friends published by Cancer Council Australia in 2019.
Mrs Pamela Logan RN, Dip Comm Nur, MSC (Health Sciences)
Pamela is a registered nurse who has additional qualifications in Community Nursing and Health Sciences. She has worked in the UK, NZ and Australia with many years’ experience in acute surgery, community nursing, child and family health, young disabled and palliative care. She has worked as a researcher and co-authored work published in the area of clinical communication and medical errors. Most recently she has been working the area of chronic disease management in the over 75’s and as a medical chronologist (Asbestos Related Pleural Disease).
Mesothelioma Support Group
EPP Well Living Group
Striding toward a cure for asbestos related disease
ADRI’s Annual Meso March in May is held on the first Sudnay in May to show support for people living with mesothelioma.
(details to be announced shortly)
Q&A Part 2
A panel discussion about Part 2 of a mesothelioma journey: when treatment stops working, how to minimize symptoms, maximise support and have difficult conversations around early end of life.
To register for the Q&A Part 2 please rsvp to: Jocelyn or Joanne – email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 02 97679854 by Thursday 2nd May 2019
Q&A Part 1
The Q&A Part 1 was an opportunity for patients, families and health professionals to meet with a panel of 12 mesothelioma experts to discuss the latest treatments, symptom management and living with dignity.
The 2-hour session can be viewed by clicking here.