101301: Coping with Advanced Cancer

Support for People With Cancer

About the Course:

This course is based on a booklet for patients with end stage cancer. It discusses treatment options such as palliative care, clinical trials, hospice care and home care, as well as symptom control. It also addresses emotional concerns including feelings, communicating with friends and family, and living the rest of life to its fullest and with meaning.

Publication Date:

September 2005

Author

National Cancer Institute Staff

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about helping people cope with advanced stage cancer. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify ways that patients with advanced stage cancer can learn more about how to cope with concerns they will likely have.

  2. Describe how cancer patients can best work with and receive support from their health care team and caregivers.

  3. Evaluate materials presented regarding resources for cancer patients to utilize (words to know, personal affairs worksheet, etc.).

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