Improving the Medication Experience of Australians Living with Cancer

Author: Lauren Cortis

Cortis, Lauren, 2023 Improving the Medication Experience of Australians Living with Cancer, Flinders University, College of Medicine and Public Health

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We use medicines to improve lives, but in reality they sometimes result in harm. Such harms are more likely for people living with cancer. They deserve better. They deserve a system of care designed to optimise medication experience.This research explores how cancer impacts people's everyday experiences of using medicines. It also looks at how the system of care is currently supporting people with cancer to get the most out of their medicines. The significance of the knowledge contributed by this thesis rests in its practicality; we can improve the experiences of people living with cancer by making better use of the resources we already have. This thesis puts out a call to action to policy makers and service providers alike. Australians living with cancer need more than promises of a better future, they demand actions that give them a better today

Keywords: Medication, Pharmaceutical care, Cancer, Multimorbidity, Health Service Design, Cynefin framework

Subject: Pharmacy thesis

Thesis type: Doctor of Philosophy
Completed: 2023
School: College of Medicine and Public Health
Supervisor: Ross McKinnon