16th March 2015

Education Centre, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester

Course description:
  • To examine the psychological impact of cancer and identify specific prostate cancer issues from diagnosis to survivorship.
  • Consider what makes men different and how this may affect reactions and coping strategies.
  • Explore psychological differences in hard to reach groups with a specific focus on Black and Afro Carribean communities and gay and bisexual men.
  • Hear a patient discuss the psychological impact of his cancer diagnosis.
  • How psychological impact can affect relationships and the social support network.
  • Explore communication skills to empower patients who have to make treatmernt decisions and are living beyond the disease.

Topics Covered and Learning Outcomes:
  • Psychological impact at different stages of the disease.
  • Why men are different.
  • Differences in hard to reach groups.
  • Psychological impact and sex and relationships.
  • Workshops in supporting decision making and empowering men beyond cancer.
  • To recognise the importance of supporting patients' emotional and social needs holistically.
  • To explore communication skills for assessing patients' perspective and empowering them to manage their condition.
  • Explore the psychological impact and experiences of minority groups to a prostate cancer diagnosis.

Key themes:

Psychological impact and...
  • Communication skills.
  • Patient empowerment.
  • Sex and relationships.
  • Hard to reach groups.

Targeted Audience:

Clinical nurse specialists, radiographers, palliative care nurses, counsellors and therapists.

Course Fee:


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