Research and Development (R&D) are integral components of Solaris Cancer Care. From the earliest Solaris research published in 2002, the research team has been incremental in combining recommendations from all research done at Solaris with the latest evidence in complementary and integrative therapies, to foster the promotion of supportive cancer care for patients, their families and the wider community.
Our latest research project to improve Solaris’s knowledge about supporting and assisting future cancer patients, was looking at the levels of empowerment and distress. From March to November 2019, over 100 participants from Perth and country WA filled in an online survey. With a wide age range, respondents were from all walks of life, with a variety of cancers, timeline and treatment. The questionnaires provided us with valuable information that will increase our understanding of the concepts of empowerment and distress and will be used to improve the supportive cancer care of future patients. So thank you once again for your important contribution. We will share the results once they are available.