Life-limiting illnesses such as cancer or end-stage organ failure may, in some people, cause significant distress and suffering.
Distress levels tend to vary at different timepoints in an illness - often peaking at diagnosis, and at other turning points in the course of the disease.
Distress may be experienced as psychological, emotional, spiritual, social or physical, or any combination of these.
Read Psychosocial Guidelines (175kb pdf)
Visit NCCI Distress Screening Tools
Download Black Dog Institute's K10 distress tool (64kb pdf)
Last updated 24 August 2021