Patients and Visitors
The Foundations programme is made from 3 core days which provide the introduction to key concepts and knowledge aimed at the novice or those in need of update. These days provide the understanding of cancer and its treatment and the supportive care needed by this group of patient’s. There is also an emphasis of the core communication skills that practioners need to develop in order to improve our responses to distressed patients and their relatives. There are a series of site specific days that complement the core days and follow a typical patient pathway. This includes the specifics of care and treatment for that site. Core days are repeated between 5-6 times a year. Most site specific days a 1-2 a year depending on demand.
Study days in the Foundations in Oncology & Palliative Care Programme:
Staff from within the Trust £20.00
External candidates £45.00
Programme Content: Foundations Core Days
An introduction to cancer its treatment and the impact it has upon the patient and family.
Core Day 1 – What is Cancer?
Core Day 2 - Cancer & Treatment Methods
Core Day 3 – Communication skills and supporting the distressed patient
This day is an opportunity to reflect upon our communication skills and style with the aim of building confidence is supporting those who have received difficult news
Foundations programme: Site Specific Days for 2019 to be confirmed
New site specific days may be added throughout the year.
For further information or details on any of the Staff Education days available through the Mustard Tree, please contact Samantha Norrish at the Mustard Tree, Ext 31466 for eligibility details