Health Care Training Programs
Professionals involved with cancer need support, too. Take advantage of these opportunities to deepen your skills and provide comprehensive support to patients and families affected by cancer.
APOS: Psychosocial Aspects of Cancer Survivorship
This program educates cancer care professionals about psychosocial issues faced by cancer survivors, helps create follow-up to cancer care in which this aspect is fully integrated and helps ensure that no distressed survivor goes unrecognized and untreated.
ASCO and LIVESTRONG: Focus Under Forty CME Courses
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and LIVESTRONG have created Focus Under Forty, an education curriculum for health care professionals including oncologists, primary care physicians and mid-level providers. These courses have been designed to build awareness of and provide training to address the challenges of treating adolescent and young adult patients with cancer. Cancer is the leading cause of death due to disease for those between the ages of 15–39. While much progress has been made in the fields of cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment, survival rates in adolescents and young adults have not improved in more than 30 years.
This program is intended to improve patient access to cancer clinical trials through education and collaboration with communities, health care providers and researchers.
Access a curriculum designed to train social workers, nurses, patient educators and patient navigators to teach people living with cancer and their family members how to navigate the healthcare system. Deepen your skills in palliative care and become a certified EPEC-O Trainer.
LIVESTRONG Survivorship Leadership Training Institute
This two-day training will facilitate capacity building for health care institutions to develop sustainable survivorship programs to better serve cancer survivors. Learn from leading experts in survivorship on topics such as: how to develop a sustainable survivorship program from the ground up, account for the dollars and cents of a survivorship program and address cancer survivors’ needs holistically. It will be held October 20–21, 2011 at the Omni Parker House Hotel in Boston, MA.
NOEP: Nurse Oncology Education Program
and the Nurse Oncology Education Program have collaborated to create a free, video continuing nursing education (CNE) opportunity for nurses in all fields of practice.
and Nurse.com have partnered to offer ten free, accredited print and online continuing education courses for nurses in all specialties who work with cancer patients. The courses provide information and tools related to cancer resources for adolescent and young adults (ages 15–49), psychological support, a guide to grief for nurses and surviving loved ones, navigation resources, integrating complementary treatments into cancer care and other important cancer-related topics.
Promotores: Cancer Survivorship Training Curriculum
Get these supplemental materials to help improve the quality of life of Hispanic/Latino cancer survivors.