THE CHARTER OF BTA INC, AS ADOPTED ON 3 NOVEMBER 2003 SUBSEQUENT TO THE 2003 WORKSHOP.
BTAInc is the voice for brain tumour patients
and their families.
We believe through striving to achieve our
mission that we as a valuable part of the community can achieve
To this end BTAInc will work with Health
Professionals, State and Federal Government and Community
1. Provide a united voice in the government and
community sectors at local, state and national levels - liaise
with governments, the health professions and the community to
raise awareness of issues specific to tumours of the central
2. Raise the profile of people diagnosed with a
tumour of the Central Nervous System by valuing and promoting the
importance of the lived experiences of people with tumours of the
Central Nervous System, their carers and families.
3. Influence policy development and priorities,
research agendas, community education and service delivery
practices - encourage evidence based scientific research into
causes and clinical treatments for CNS tumours.
4. Improve Support - Recommend the provision of
appropriate community support and advice to assist patients and
families to better understand the issues relevant to tumours of
the central nervous system.
5. Identify issues and Advocate for
Optimal Care - Recommend development of best clinical and
palliative care practice as appropriate for each state and
6. Develop partnerships, foster Networking and
work collaboratively with those who share its goals - Encourage
national and international networking by those organisations best
place to assist those diagnosed with Central Nervous System
Tumours and their carers, including organisations interested in:
a. Tumours of the Central Nervous System b. Cancer c. All Patient
and carer issues. d. Financial support. e. Psychosocial issues.
7. Support members through a range of initiatives."