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Webinar: Clinical consultation skills: Communication and optimal cancer care

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Cancer Council Victoria offers three key training programs for health professionals:

  • Two facilitator training programs that allow you to deliver information and support workshops to people affected by cancer: the Living with Cancer Education Program (LWCEP) and Wellness and Life After Cancer (WALAC) about survivorship.
  • The Victorian Cancer Clinicians Communication Program (VCCCP): a communication skills program that enables you to discuss difficult cancer-related issues more effectively

Facilitator training programs

The Living with Cancer Education Program and Wellness and Life After Cancer programs are delivered by health professionals working in the area of cancer and or survivorship, trained as facilitators. Training is across two days, is practical, interactive and includes:

  • Development of facilitation skills and working effectively with a co-facilitator
  • Managing small groups, applying adult learning principles and presenting information
  • Understanding and knowledge of program content
  • Practicing skills, presenting to peers and using resources within the training environment
  • Familiarisation with the program manual, power-point presentations and resources available
  • Program planning, marketing strategies and effective program delivery

At the completion of training, facilitators are provided with resources, access to the facilitator portal, ongoing support and opportunities for professional development and networking with other facilitators.

The Living with Cancer Education Program (LWCEP)

This is a Cancer Council Victoria program developed to support people diagnosed with cancer, their families and friends. It is a facilitated group education program that provides information and the opportunity for discussion and group interaction. The program can be offered as a one day, two week or four week program and is facilitated by health professionals trained and supported by Cancer Council Victoria.

The Wellness and Life after Cancer (WALAC) program

This is a Cancer Council Victoria program developed to support people affected by cancer who have completed active treatment. It provides participants with the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the difficulties in transitioning from treatment to survivorship. Trained facilitators can deliver the program as an information seminar, education forum or small group workshops.

Victorian Cancer Clinicians Communication Program (VCCCP)

This program enhances your communication skills and improves your resilience, enabling you to discuss difficult cancer-related issues more effectively.

Updated: 09 Dec, 2016