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The APOS Professional Education Committee launched the quarterly workshop series in 2020 to provide ongoing professional education activities that further our mission of advancing the science and practice of psychosocial care for people affected by cancer. Our workshops  are developed for multidisciplinary healthcare professionals conducting research and/or patient care activities related to psychosocial oncology.

End of Life Communication Challenges, Presented by Dr. Mary M. Step (bio)

Friday, May 21, 2021 from 11am-3pm EST

Communication allows us to express our human experiences in wide and varied ways. However, our comfort and ease with communication wanes when we need to discuss issues associated with the end of life with another who is facing that imminent reality. There are few human processes that equalize us and challenge our ability to be both authentic and professional. End of life (EOL) discussions be difficult and uncomfortable, and misunderstandings can cause unnecessary distress. There are significant discrepancies between how clinicians and their patients perceive and enter into conversations that pertain to the end of life. Understanding communication process and patient preferences allows clinicians to strategically guide patient and family involvement in these conversations, while also managing patient flow and competing demands.

This half day (4 hour) short course will provide learners with evidence-based information, skill practice, and strategies regarding end of life communication between clinicians, patients and caregivers. Topics will include an overview of the clinical communication process in oncology, empirical review of end of life decision-making, prognosis discussion, and outcomes associated with effective communication in this domain. The course will also identify general barriers to EOL communication, including examples of age-related perceptual biases and communication differences. Dr. Step will also present evidence of racial and ethnic approaches to EOL discussions from her own interviews with people living with advanced and recurrent cancer.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain understanding of the interdependent functions of instrumental and relational communication in clinical settings.
  • Summarize empirical evidence regarding successful EOL communication strategies and outcomes, including review of cultural and developmental differences in communication.
  • Explore and support learners’ experiences and needs regarding support of EOL decision-making, advanced directives and prognosis discussion.
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APOS has a wealth of archived webinars available!  Most recent topics include:

◊ A Road Map for Psychosocial Oncology: Priorities for the Future

◊  Interprofessional Communication: Creating a Shared Vision for Patient Centered Care

◊ The Rainbow Connection: Assessing and Addressing Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Psychosocial Oncology

“Scanxiety:” Patterns, impacts, and promising approaches

◊ Charting a new Path Forward: Transforming Oncology Research Trials Through the Lens of Telehealth  

The Oncology Care Model – Lessons from the Past, Lessons for the Future

◊ Demonstrating the Value of Psychosocial Oncology in your Setting:  Research, Evaluation, and Persuasion Using your Clinic Data

◊ Suicidal Thinking and Behavior in Patients with Cancer

◊ Cognitive Behavioral Therapy For Cancer-Related Fatigue

◊ Cannabis:  Current Medical & Legal Landscape

◊ Coping with Functional Challenges

◊ Cultivating Professional Resilience in Psycho-oncology: Evidence-based Interventions and Tools 

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