Effective Cancer Communication

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This program delivers best practice communication skills education to health professionals, non-clinical staff and volunteers. Effective communication fosters patient autonomy within health services and enables supportive relationships with cancer patients and their families.

Through experiential learning with a simulated patient, participants explore and receive feedback on personal communication challenges in a safe environment.

Courses provide the opportunity to:

  • Reflect on personal communication skills and their impact on communication.
  • Apply the evidence-based framework for conducting conversations and key communication skills, to real-world patient scenarios.
  • Demonstrate awareness of and build capacity to manage differing perceptions and expectations of patients, their families and carers.

What we offer

The courses are delivered at Cancer Council Victoria and within Victorian health organisations by trained health professional facilitators with experience in cancer care.

Courses available:

Contact us at ecc@cancervic.org.au to find out when our next courses are on.

"Being able to understand what really matters to people and to tailor care is essential for good health outcomes,”  –  Associate Professor Charlie Corke, Senior Intensive Care Specialist.

Other communcation events available

Sharpen your clinical consultation skills with expert facilitators at the three day Advanced Communication Skills Retreat in 2021.

Can't find the right course?

The Effective Cancer Communications team can tailor courses for organisational needs. To find out more contact ecc@cancervic.org.au.