This seminar provides an overview of many of the issues that hold back therapeutic treatment in the oncologic population. Presented by two expert oncology therapists, with many years of experience and research in the field, this course discusses common fears, debunks myths related to treatment, and provides the participant with education to make informed decisions about the plan of care they design. Useful ‘cheat sheets’, assessment tools, supplies and an extensive manual inform the package that is included with this practical and user-friendly seminar.
We have adapted this information to then be immediately applicable to the clinician working in the clinic or home, with tools and resources that can be used the next day!
What will you learn?
- Identify the general patho-physiology of cancer, as well as the four most common cancers.
- Differentiate the common treatments, expected side effects and reportable toxicities of each of these cancers.
- Appreciate common myths and fears related to cancer care and physical therapy, dispel those myths and teach patients, caregivers and family members ways to cope with those fears through education.
- Design or add to a care plan based on assessment finding, including goals related to the direction of care (i.e. curative, survivorship, end of life, palliative or hospice).
- Differentiate ways in which the direction of care may change, and demonstrate clearly how to refine and update goals, insuring communication to the rest of the team.
- Identify possible complications, emergencies requiring immediate action (oncologic emergencies) and what resources within the community are available.