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Details
CPD1h 30m of CPD
Rating
4.5
Total Rating(s)41
First Published
Updated27 November 2017
Expires 18 April 2020
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Course examines the psychosocial effects that can accompany a cancer diagnosis and encourages health professionals to provide psychosocial support for patients and their loved ones who are experiencing the disease.

Topics
  • Responses to a cancer diagnosis
  • Risk factors for distress
  • Common concerns associated with a cancer diagnosis
  • The role of health professionals in providing psychosocial support
  • Practical skills for health professionals to provide psychosocial support
Need

A cancer diagnosis can have a significant impact on a patient, their family, and loved ones, and can raise a number of psychosocial concerns.

Psychosocial support has been shown to minimise the impact of this disease and improve the quality of a person's life.

Through education, health professionals, especially nurses, are in a unique position to provide this support and really make a difference in how their patient copes with their disease.

Purpose

The purpose of this Course is to further the learner's understanding of the impact of a diagnosis of cancer and common concerns that may arise across the treatment continuum.

Learning Outcomes
  • Identify risk factors for distress and common concerns associated with a cancer diagnosis
  • Explain the benefits of psychosocial support
  • Describe the role of the nurse and other sources of support
  • List different types of psychosocial support strategies and how they might be applied
Target Audience

This Course is designed for registered nurses, midwives and other healthcare professionals who care for people diagnosed with cancer and their loved ones, both in their professional, and personal lives.

Disclosure

No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.

Educator

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Katharine Hodgkinson

Dr Katharine Hodgkinson is a Clinical Psychologist with over 18 years’ experience in client care, research and education. Katharine currently leads a team of Clinical and Consulting Psychologists at HeadwayHealth providing a range of psychological interventions to support to those affected by a cancer and other heath and emotional concerns. Katharine has published numerous research papers and several book chapters in cancer care, and co-edited the book “Psychosocial Care of Cancer Patients. A Health Professional’s Guide to What to Say and Do” (Hodgkinson K and Gilchrist J, Ausmed Publications, 2008). See Educator Profile

Details
CPD1h 30m of CPD
Rating
4.5
Total Rating(s)41
First Published
Updated27 November 2017
Expires 18 April 2020
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topics
Chronic Illness
Psychology
Psychosocial Considerations
Oncology
Mental Health
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Learner Reviews

4.5
41 Total Rating(s)
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Debra Diffey
07 Oct 2019

Everyone should listen and learn from this resource as it is just as important to patients wellbeing as the medical treatment is.

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Gillian Pringle
02 Oct 2019

There was a problem with the quality of lecture as it froze in p,aces. Also i found the sections on "test your learning" difficult to follow as the options were in number combinations but i did not find the corresponding explanations, so ended up just guessing what they meant and consequently got them wrong until all options exhausted (unless i was lucky enough to pick the right one first)

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Wendy Somers
22 Jul 2019

Very thought provoking

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Michelle Franks
15 Jul 2019

Excellent

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Gina ritchie
31 May 2019

It was very helpful for my are of practice. Very engaging also.

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Thomas Kay
31 May 2019

Good

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Danielle Maxwell
30 May 2019

Great resource

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Jacqueline Wessling
30 May 2019

Great course!

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Andoni SOnza
30 May 2019

A good course that reminds us of the psychological impacts of cancer and other major diagnoses.

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Lydia Kelly
30 May 2019

Great resource. Really good information about cancer patient needs - especially emotional and social needs.