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Providing information about cancer for health workers
Target audience: Aboriginal people working in the social and emotional wellbeing field.
Course summary: The 4-day workshop develops the required skills and knowledge to provide information about cancer and support for people and their families, to enable informed choices about prevention and screening, diagnosis and treatment, through to survivorship or palliation. An Aboriginal Health Worker (AHW) trained in this unit will be expected to be comfortable in supporting and talking to people about an illness that can be frightening.
Upon completion participants will be able to:
- explain how cancer develops - the lifestyle risk factors that can lead to cancer and how people can reduce the risk of cancer
- support clients, and their families, on their cancer journey
- raise palliative care as an option for clients diagnosed with cancer
- assist in talking through issues that may arise following treatment and to help people return to work and family life
- provide feedback about the effectiveness of cancer programs and services for clients
- work with health services to improve awareness about cancer prevention and early detection and lifestyle risk factors.
Fee payable: Unknown
Delivery mode: On site
Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia Inc.
182 - 190 Wakefield Street
PO Box 7202
Adelaide SA 5000
Phone: (08) 8406 1600
Fax: (08) 8232 0949
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