Psychosocial Support in Cancer and Palliative Care for the Patient Video Co...

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Psychosocial Support in Cancer and Palliative Care for the Patient Video Conference

This short education aims to explain the importance of psychosocial support in practice. The topic will be inclusive of either Oncology and Palliative Care professionals or settings. It will look at the broad spectrum of care and support that general Health professionals can employ.

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James Penhale, Clinical Psychologist

James is a clinical psychologist working in private practice in Perth Western Australia, and at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Cancer Centre. He is also currently a teacher/facilitator for the Cancer Council WA’s “Cancer Clinician’s Communication Program”.

Since 2007 James’ clinical practice has focused on helping adults affected by cancer to cultivate quality of life and effectively manage their physical and mental wellbeing. Additionally, he has delivered numerous education and clinical supervision services that help multidisciplinary teams deliver evidence-based, effective psychosocial care to people affected by cancer.

While the Head of Department at WA Psycho-Oncology Service (Department of Health, WA 2010-2018) he led in the development and implementation of key state-wide policy and service development projects that integrated psychosocial care as a core component of comprehensive cancer care.

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Device requirements: speaker, microphone and camera.

Instructions are sent with meeting ID number after registration

  • Within the Department of Health access is via the Telehealth sites
  • On your PC or laptop install the SCOPIA Desktop Client
  • Scopia Mobile is available for both Android and Apple products for use on an iPad or tablet.

Attendance records of individual participants and an evaluation from each participant is expected to be returned to PaSCE as soon as possible on completion of the session.

Date: Wed 8 April, Registration 6.45am, 7-8am

Venue: Video Conference

Designed for: Doctors, Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses, Allied Health Professionals, Pastoral Care Workers, Facility Managers, Aboriginal Health Workers, Counsellors

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