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Communication for Healthcare Providers and Oncology Care Coninuum for PCP's Western Caribbean Cruise

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Overview / Abstract:

The purpose is to provide an update on the oncology care continuum and new strategies for communication, teamwork and work-life balance for practitioners.

Caring for the Caregiver- Work-life Balance ◦Using a self-awareness worksheet- including professional goals, values and priorities- identify concerns and steps to strengthen and sustain worklife balance.
◦Select appropriate directive, consultative, democratic and consensus approaches to decisions in order to achieve desired outcome.
Delegation ◦Understand guidelines for assessing professional training, experience and readiness for assuming various responsibilities and develop an individualized process for appropriate delegation.
Resolving Misunderstandings ◦Utilize an approach for clarifying and resolving misunderstandings early on.
Best Practices in Healthcare Communication ◦Using the narrative small group process, share and adapt useful best practices in staff communication.
Productive Meetings ◦Identify meeting purposes- problem solving, decision making, informational, planning or a combination- and facilitate agenda items to achieve desired results.
Influencing Colleagues ◦Understand and apply strategies for generating cooperation and buy-in.
Advocacy and Inquiry ◦Utilize specific language to communicate the case for change.
Crafting your plan ◦Develop a follow-up plan in relation to communication strategies and professional renewal that fits your situation and priorities.

The Oncology Care Continuum for Primary Care Providers

Oncology Prevention and Screening: Develop communication skills and methods to: ◦Decrease cancer rates by over 30% through healthy lifestyle choices
◦Recognize the rewards and controversies of individual cancer screening tests
Diagnosis: Foster effective approaches at communicating unexpected news ◦Through preparation and recognizing that emerging emotions are data, learn to offer yourself as a guide, not just a fixer.
Treatment: Understand recent game-changing advances in cancer immunotherapies ◦ Provide the non-oncologist with mechanisms, toxicities and results of new era therapies
◦ Describe how tumors escape control and the results of PD-1 checkpoint inhibitor therapy
◦ Identify specific tumor proteins which can be blocked by molecularly targeted therapies
Survivorship: Meet the needs of those cured of cancer and those with cancer as a chronic condition ◦Transition back to the primary care team after targeted and immunotherapies
◦Utilize cancer specific follow-up guidelines and care plans
◦Support individuals who are adjusting to this new normal


Sep 01, 2018


Nurse Practitioner , Nursing CNE, Physician CME, Physician Assistant CME, Psychology CE


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AMA PRA Contact Hours

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Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Keith Sullivan, MD

Kristine Sullivan EdD

Sponsors / Supporters / Grant Providers

Continuing Education, Inc

Keywords / Search Terms

Continuing Education, Inc cruise Resort CE CME Live CE CME Seminar CE CME

LIVE Activity Location Details

09-01-2018 - 09-08-2018

Aboard Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas
Fort Lauderdale, FL  
United States of America

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