Interprofessional Psychosocial Oncology Part II: Working with Patients and Families in Distress (IPODE) (IPOF)
Emphasis will be on exploring the interprofessional care of families experiencing cancer along the illness trajectory from diagnosis through to bereavement or long term survivorship. Using case based learning in small interprofessional groups; participants will explore a variety of key learning themes relevant to the interprofessional care of families. Themes that will be addressed include: family theory, models of family & couple counseling/ therapy, family assessment, therapeutic conversations and interventions. Case examples will be drawn from the experience of families across the cancer illness trajectory, from diagnosis through to death and dying, bereavement and long term survivorship. Small group work will allow participants to develop a rich understanding of the cancer experience from the perspective of families and to build competency in family assessment, intervention, interprofessional collaboration, and cultural safety. Attention to diversity will be integrated throughout the course.
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