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Self-Management and Decision Making in Cancer Treatment

Friday 7th November 2014 at The Foresight Centre, Liverpool University

The workshop aims to focus on decision making in oncology and palliative care settings and will include clinical trials and decision making in risk reducing mastectomy assessment and eye surgery.

The event will include presentations from academic researchers and clinicians in the field of decision-making in oncology and palliative care along with facilitated group discussions.

The event will include the SIGOPAC AGM.

Introduction to the day

Prof Peter Salmon, University of Liverpool:
Autonomy in clinical practice: dilemmas for practising psychologists

Keynote Speaker

Prof Vikki Entwistle, University of Aberdeen
‘Supporting self-management: what might this mean in cancer contexts?’

Liverpool Psychology in Cancer Care Research Group

Dr Helen Beesley: ‘Decision making in Risk Reducing Mastectomy: risk, worry and cosmesis’
Dr Steve Brown: ‘Shared Decision-Making: Clinical and Ethical Perspectives’
Prof Bridget Young: ‘Patient decision making about cancer clinical trials: ideals and realities’

Who is the course intended for?

Target audience is Psychologists working in cancer and palliative care settings but open also to other health professionals working in physical health care settings. No knowledge or experience required.

Learning outcomes and objectives

  • Support for self-management in cancer contexts
  • How to work with autonomy in clinical practice: dilemmas for practising psychologists
  • How to respect and support decision making in risk reducing mastectomy
  • How to support decision making in the context of clinical trials
  • Ethical implications for shared decision making at times of intense distress
  • Learning from peers in clinical practice about decision making

If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 224506.

Agenda

Friday 7th November 2014

09:30Coffee and Registration
12:30Lunch
13:15Workshop Continues & AGM
15:15Refreshments
16:15Workshop Close

Venue

The Foresight Centre, Liverpool University

1 Brownlow St, Liverpool, L69 3GL •  Website•  Directions

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