Making Sense of Brain Tumour
This research is a combined project between Griffith University, the Queensland Cancer Council and the Newro Foundation. Making Sense of Brain Tumour is still in the early trial stages and only began in May 2010.
The aim of this project is to develop and evaluate a counselling and rehabilitation program for supporting adjustment to brain tumour.
This is obviously a difficult time for patients and the trial will be designed according to the goals and support needs of each individual person and family.
Examples of the support given by the neuropsychologists from Griffith University to brain tumour patients and families are:
- Education about the brain and effects of the brain tumour on brain function
- Individual, couple and family adjustment counselling
- Rehabilitation strategies for managing changes in cognition and behaviour
Our role in this research is to find patients who may be appropriate to participate in this project, contact them and if they are interested send an information brochure to them with the details of the project coordinator.
This trial enables Newro Foundationto better assist our patients and provide them with the mental and physical support needed.
This research project will be conducted over the next three years.