Survivorship Group Activities

COSA Model of Survivorship Care

Over the past few years, a multi-disciplinary Working Group has been developing a document outlining the critical components of cancer survivorship care in Australia, including a model for cancer wellness. The project attempted to capture the elements of patient-centred care in a mixed healthcare system and to move the emphasis from an illness to wellness model of care.

Extensive consultation has occurred via:

The model was revised by the Working Group based on feedback received during these consultations, and the final version is available on the Survivorship Group Resources page.

The COSA Model of Survivorship Care is being widely promoted and the issues around implementation of the Model in Australia will be examined as a part of the future work of the COSA Survivorship Group, particularly by the Implementation of Survivorship Care Working Group.