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This Video Learning Activity (VLA) examines the psychosocial effects that can accompany a cancer diagnosis, and encourages health professionals to provide psychosocial support for patients and their loved ones who are experiencing the disease.
- Responses to a cancer diagnosis
- Risk factors for distress
- Common concerns associated with a cancer diagnosis
- The role of health professionals in providing psychosocial support
- Skills for health professionals to provide psychosocial support
This VLA will be of interest to all healthcare professionals who care for people diagnosed with cancer and their loved ones, both in their professional, and personal lives.
A cancer diagnosis can adversely impact on an individual’s sexuality and body image. This Video Learning Activity (VLA) examines why this may be the case, and offers strategies for health professionals to address sexuality and body image concerns.
- The impact of a cancer diagnosis on intimacy and body image
- Myths about sex and cancer
- Overcoming barriers to addressing sexual concerns
- Skills for addressing sexual and body image concerns
This VLA will be of interest to health professionals who care for people diagnosed with cancer, and their loved ones. It may also be useful for individuals who, in their personal lives, may provide care and support for a loved one experiencing cancer.
When a child’s parent or guardian is diagnosed with cancer, the child’s life is profoundly changed. This Video Learning Activity (VLA) explains why talking to children about cancer is important, and examines the role that health professionals can play in this dialogue.
- Why talk to children about cancer?
- How do children respond to a parent or guardian's cancer diagnosis?
- Strategies for health professionals to talk about cancer with children
This VLA will be of interest to all health professionals, but especially those working in oncology, paediatrics, child or adolescent mental health, maternal and child health, and primary care.