Webinar Plus: Supportive Care For The Cancer Patient
Royal Veterinary College
Date: Monday 18th September, 2023 - Sunday 15th October, 2023
Start time: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Duration: 4 hour(s)
Cancer pain – exploring mechanisms, treatments, and methods of assessment
Nutritional support – metabolism of cancer, designing and implementing plans in the hospital and at home, dietary supplements, complementary medicines
Transitioning to palliative and end of life care – assessing quality of life, making difficult decisions, saying goodbye, providing support for grief and loss
Client communication and relationships - core skill requirements, discussing bad news, managing expectations, looking after yourself
About this course
Do you want to do more for your aging patients and their families?
Designed for all nurses in both practice and the referral setting who look after patients with cancer; this course encompasses a holistic approach to patient care that goes beyond the focus of treating only the primary disease.
Right through from the diagnosis to end of life we investigate the impact cancer can have on a patients’ wellbeing and the owner-companion bond. We will explore ways to assess these patients’ needs and go on to address nutritional demand, identify cancer-pain and improve quality and therefore quantity of life.
In addition to the practical applications within this course, as client education and support is the cornerstone to an honest and patient-focused relationship especially when it comes to animals with chronic illness, the course also discusses specific communication skills to establish and manage expectations. This will help you be prepared to have those difficult discussions, and ensure that your wellbeing is also taken care of.
Why do this course?
Although designed with cancer in mind, the elements of this blended learning course are relevant to many other examples of chronic disease and should appeal to a range of colleagues.
The webinars for this course will be pre-recorded and can be viewed as recorded versions throughout the course. A live Q&A session with the tutor will run on the following dates at 1:30pm London time
Live Q&A dates:
Friday 22nd September
Friday 29th September
Friday 6th October
Friday 13th October
Who is it for?
Nicola Read, PgC(Onc) DipAVN(Med) AFHEA RVNHead Oncology NurseThe Royal Veterinary College
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