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Communication and Counselling skills - Text version

This text version of the Communication and Counselling skills module is part of the VUCCnet elearning course in palliative care which has been developed in partnership with the African Palliative Care Association and Cardiff University. Experts in palliative care from across Africa and the UK have contributed to ensure this module is contextualised to the sub-Saharan cancer profile and resource setting.

Please click here for ecancer's special issue focusing on palliative care in Africa, featuring five original articles from on-the-ground experts, and an editorial by Nobel Peace Prize nominee Professor Anne Merriman.

This module was published in January 2014.

THIS E-LEARNING MODULE RUNS BEST ON MOZILLA FIREFOX AND INTERNET EXPLORER 7 AND ABOVE WITH FLASH ENABLED.

Communication and Counselling skills - Text version
Module
English
0 CME Points

Target audience

Multi-disciplinary African healthcare professionals.

Learning objectives

By the end of the module, you should be able to:

  • List 6 points to consider to help effective communication.
  • Describe to a new colleague the key elements to breaking bad news.
  • Describe to a new colleague why people may use ‘denial’ and ‘collusion’  as communication strategies and suggest ways to manage such a situation.
  • List some of the barriers in your area/locality to effective communication.
  • Discuss with your team effective ways of talking with children about grief and bereavement.

IT Requirements

This module requires the learner to have a good, stable internet connection and runs best on INTERNET EXPLORER 7 AND ABOVE, and MOZILLA FIREFOX on either Windows or MacOS. FLASH ADD ON is also required to run this module.

Support

This module was funded by the International Atomic Energy Agency - Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy.