Communicating with people newly diagnosed with cancer
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This illustrated booklet is inspired by the author’s experiences with cancer for over 30 years, initially as a patient, then as an oncology nurse in the NHS and finally, working for the pharmaceutical industry. This interactive evidence-based resource aims to remind healthcare professionals of the constant need to consider the most effective ways to communicate with newly diagnosed cancer patients. Offering a simple approach which anyone can adopt and that should help them in their interactions with someone newly diagnosed with a cancer-related illness. This booklet also provides access to a referenced slide deck with cartoon images and accompanying presenter notes, which could be used to facilitate training and discussion amongst the healthcare community. 30% of the profits from the sale of the publication will be donated to a UK-based cancer charity.
What's New in Version 1.2
Added a reference link on page 23. Also made minor grammar amends to the following pages: pg 3 (‘Twenty-six years ago’ to ‘In 1986 at the age of 25’) and (‘early days’ to ‘earlier days’), pg 8 (‘cancer’ to ‘the disease’),pg 18 (‘background’ to ‘background’) and (post-diagnosis’ to ‘following diagnosis’) and pg 23 (‘giving information’ to ‘giving them information’) and (‘rookie first year student’ to ‘rookie student’).