Duration: 1 to 2 hours
Radiotherapy is effective and safe treatment for cancer if delivered in an appropriate manner. The rapid introduction of new technology and the complex, multi-dimensional interprofessional nature of the radiotherapy planning and delivery process demand a high level of continuous monitoring, intervention and learning to assure that the most appropriate and safest treatment is always delivered to patients. This module will explore the importance of quality assurance in the context of modern radiotherapy, highlighting the value of integrated, complementary activities from the initial decision to treat with radiotherapy to delivery of the final treatment fraction. It will address the considerations regarding competing values that inform decision-making with respect to quality initiatives, and the basic elements of successful change management.