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Psychological and Social Implications
This course is designed to enable students to develop the basic knowledge and skills required to understand psychological and social implications in oncology and palliative care patients and their families throughout the trajectory of the cancer experience. Explore the theories of death and dying in relation to various life stages and cultural implications. You will learn how to provide empathetic and sensitive care to client, family and significant others. Topics to be explored include historical views on cancer, coping, factors affecting coping and helping relationship, secularity and oncology, crisis management, psychosocial issues in Cancer/Palliative care and burnout and ethical issues.