Physicians and other health care providers who encounter end-of-life issues in their delivery of health care. Accreditation Statement
This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Educational credit may be available for other specialties.
One month after launching the Global Cancer Control Community has more
than 320 members from 85 countries. Professionals, volunteers and staff
working in cancer control have an unprecedented opportunity to discuss,
ask questions, exchange ideas and share information with peers in the
same area of interest, the fight against cancer.
Some of the benefits of being part of the Community are:
Global News Alert
Daily Cancer News
Easy access to cancer e-Newsletters
Publications, databases, libraries
Education, e-learning opportunities, training opportunities
and job openings
The Interpersonal Communication And Relationship Enhancement (I*CARE) Program at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
I*CARE features communication skills experts Walter F. Baile MD and Robert Buckman M D, PhD who have created and developed several communication skills protocols to be used when communicating with cancer patients. The Web site provides video demonstrations of challenging conversations that oncologists and other health care professionals have with patients on a daily basis. This educational site shows how these protocols can be used to facilitate delivering bad news to patients, disclosing medical errors, how to deal with an interview when the patient is angry or is feeling other emotions, transitioning patients to palliative care, end-of-life issues and much more. The site also provides FREE CME credit to those who view the modules.
Distress Management Guidelines
Clinical Practice Guidelines developed by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network
(NCCN) through a panel led by APOS' founding president, Jimmie C. Holland MD.
Includes guidelines for both assessing and treating distress related to cancer.
After following the link
below, please take the following steps to access the guidelines:
Select the link for the NCCN Complete Library of Clinical Practice Guidelines Online
NIH Table on Pediatric Development and Chronic Illness View Table.
APOS followed the NCCN Distress Management Guidelines closely when composing
the Quick Reference for Oncology Clinicians.
This pocket-size handbook on psychosocial oncology is the first of its kind. Chapter 2 presents a number of useful screening instruments.
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