Hospital Stories – Helping Educate & Inform

In 2020, italk worked with staff from the Central Adelaide Local Health Network, Royal Adelaide Hospital, to develop educational materials to explain the medical processes and procedures involved in cancer and cardiology treatments.

The stories give patients the information they need to think about and discuss procedures with family and give informed consent before treatments take place.

Cancer Stories is a set of three videos covering different aspects of cancer treatment. Stories are available in English, Arrernte, Pitjantjatjara and Warlpiri.

‘Fire’ shows how cancer is treated and why it is important to go to all your appointments.
‘Pain’ talks about the pain involved in fighting cancer and teaches ways to manage the pain. 
‘Thin Skin’ shows how cancer treatment makes other parts of the body weaker and how to take care of yourself after cancer treatment.

Angiogram Story shows what an angiogram is and what happens before, during and after the procedure. It informs patients of the risks of blockages in the flow of blood through the heart and why it’s so important to get chest pain checked. 

‘Angiogram Story’ is available in English, Arrernte and Pitjantjatjara.