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Cancer Care Masterclasses

About this course

This masterclass is commissioned by Health Education England as part of its continuing workforce development (CWD) portfolio. If you are interested in participating, please complete the application form and gain authorisation from your Line Manager and your Trust Training Coordinator.

To apply please complete the Word document application form and return this to hl.academic.support@northumbria.ac.uk

If you have any queries please contact us via email at hl.academic.support@northumbria.ac.uk

 

Masterclasses available

Acute Oncology - to be confirmed

Information Flyer 

One of the biggest challenges in providing cancer care occurs when patients present as emergencies to hospital. Unexpected admission to hospital results in a longer stay and a poorer patient experience. The acute oncology specialty encompasses the management of patients who develop symptoms as a consequence of cancer, cancer treatment, or a new undiagnosed cancer. This one day masterclass will explore the challenges of acute oncology and how the input of the specialist teams can improve the patient experience and help to reduce emergency admissions. 

By the end of the masterclass you should be able to;

Explore the notion of acute oncology in practice

Discuss the common oncological emergencies

Discuss how the intervention of the acute oncology team can prevent emergency admissions.

Explore how the acute oncology team can improve care for patients and contribute to an efficient caring health system.

 

Living with and Beyond Cancer - 28th November 2018

This one day masterclass is aimed at healthcare professionals who work within the cancer care environment and will explore some of the challenges that survivors face and also the challenges to the practitioners providing holistic care.

The incidence of cancer is increasing as the population ages and consequently more common forms of cancer are being treated successfully. More people than ever will go on to experience and survive cancer in future. This increase in survival rates will certainly be a challenge to the NHS and the current services provided.

By the end of the masterclass you should be able to;

Explore the notion of survivorship

Understand the lived experience of cancer from the patient perspective

Discus the ways to support cancer survivors.

Reflect on current practice and the challenges we face

Discuss how practitioner may approach the challenges through new and different ways of working and improve outcomes

 

 

Realistic Medicine - 23rd October 2018 or 31st October 2018

This one day masterclass is aimed at healthcare professionals who work within the cancer care environment.

Realistic medicine is a concept which builds on a personalised approach to care with shared decision making, reduces unwarranted variation in practice and outcomes and reduces harm and waste by managing risks better. This masterclass will explore these notions and encourage the practitioner to reflect on current practice and consider if patients are being harmed by unnecessary treatments. By the end of the masterclass you should be able to;

Discuss the concept of “Realistic Medicine”

Discuss personalised care and shared decision making

Reflect on your own communication skills to encourage shared decision making

Analyse current practice in relation to Realistic medicine and consider if unnecessary treatments cause harm.

Consider ways to become improvers and innovators.

 

Advanced Communication Skills - 2 Day Masterclass

4th and 11th of February 2019

or 

to be confirmed

Information Flyer - February

Information Flyer - to be confirmed

This two day interactive masterclass is aimed at healthcare professionals who want to practice and improve their personal communication skills. Participants must commit to attend both days to complete the masterclass. The teaching on this masterclass will be experiential and therefore there is an expectation of student participation throughout the days. Students must attend both days of this masterclass.

Day one

By the end of the masterclass you should be able to;

Analyse the Ideas, Concerns and Expectations methodology and discuss the pros and cons of its use in practice.

Confidently and effectively articulate and use ICE methodology to elicit the patients ‘ideas, concerns and expectations’

Purposely build on ICE and your own communication skills to develop empathy, listening skills and self-awareness.

Recognise the ways in which health professionals may FAIL to elicit patient’s ideas, concerns and expectations and develop therapeutic communication.

Be critically aware of self and analyse your own communication skills in practice.

Day Two

Generate practice scenarios to effectively demonstrate the following skills; curiosity, genuine interest in the person; understand their needs and wishes, be open, effectively listen and demonstrate reflective questions

Understand the impact of ICE and its relevance in clinical situations by reflecting on practice.

Demonstrate and practice communication strategies including ICE to ensure shared decision making and care planning.

Critically analyse your own communication skills by using experiential learning.

 

Masterclasses for General Practice Nurses

Assessment and Communication Skills - to be confirmed

Information Flyer

This one day interactive masterclass is aimed at general practice nurses who want to practice and improve their personal communication and assessment skills. The use of assessment tools and cancer care review will be explored in the context of general practice and the relevant communication skills required to carry out an assessment critiqued.

The teaching on this masterclass will be experiential and therefore there is an expectation of student participation throughout the days.

By the end of the masterclass you should be able to;

Be critically aware of self and analyse your own communication skills in practice.

Generate practice scenarios to effectively demonstrate the following skills; curiosity, genuine interest in the person; understand their needs and wishes, be open, effectively listen and demonstrate reflective questions

Demonstrate and practice communication strategies to ensure shared decision making and care planning.

Critically analyse your own communication skills by using experiential learning.

Course info

Award Type Masterclass

Sector Health, Sport and Social Care

Location Off Campus (Evolve, Durham)

Start Various

Duration 1 or 2 days

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Please register your interest for this course and we will be in touch once we have confirmed dates.

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