2021 Department of Supportive Care Medicine Grand Rounds | Interactive Communication Skills Training for Healthcare Practitioners

Duarte, CA US
December 2, 2021

Communication is central to the clinician-patient relationship.  There are different communication challenges at all phases of the cancer trajectory.  These discussions are typically emotionally charged and overwhelming. For this reason, it is important that practitioners develop trust with the patient, and learn to identify and respond to patients’ emotions, and sort out when their own emotions interfere with effective communication. 

Most clinicians do not receive detailed or specific training on how to communicate effectively with cancer patients. Practicing better communication will help practitioners become more comfortable, concise, and well versed in their communication with patients and families, which may assist them in circumstances where there is a lack of time to assess or counsel patients and families. It is imperative that clinicians are provided with real-life examples, to fully understand and apply  such techniques to their practice.  This lecture will provide an overview of the training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and will allow for an evaluation of the program.  
 

Target Audience

City of Hope staff and healthcare practitioners. 

Learning Objectives

  • Identify why communication is important in the clinician-patient relationship.
  • Outline key strategies of how to effectively discuss issues related to end-of-life care, death, and dying.
  • Describe ways to evaluate the efficacy of communication skills training programs. 

Additional Information

Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    City of Hope is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
    City of Hope designates this 2021 Department of Supportive Care Medicine Grand Rounds | Interactive Communication Skills Training for Healthcare Practitioners for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ requirements. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 1.00 Attendance
Activity opens: 
12/02/2021
Activity expires: 
12/03/2021
Event starts: 
12/02/2021 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
12/02/2021 - 1:00pm
City of Hope
1500 E Duarte Rd
Duarte, CA 91010
United States

Virtual Meeting- Zoom

Patricia A. Parker, PhD   Member and Attending Psychologist; Director, Communication Skills Training and Research Program, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Dr. Parker has indicated that she has nothing to disclose.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT: City of Hope is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CREDIT DESIGNATION: City of Hope designates this live webinar for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

The following credit type(s) are being offered for this course:

 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™  1.0

The following may apply AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for license renewal:

Registered Nurses: Nurses may report up to 1.0 credit hours toward the continuing education requirements for license renewal by their state Board of Registered Nurses (BRN). AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may be noted on the license renewal application in lieu of a BRN provider number.

Physician Assistants: The National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistants states that AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ accredited courses are acceptable for CME requirements for recertification.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    City of Hope is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
    City of Hope designates this 2021 Department of Supportive Care Medicine Grand Rounds | Interactive Communication Skills Training for Healthcare Practitioners for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ requirements. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 1.00 Attendance
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