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Learning Modules

The Oncotalk faculty have developed the following brief guides to critical communication tasks. For each topic, there is a background, "how to do it", pearls and pitfalls, and a few key references. Each chapter is a separate pdf file (you will need Adobe Reader).

  • Module 1: Fundamental Communication Skills
  • Module 2: Giving Bad News
  • Module 3: Managing Transitions to Palliative Care When Chemotherapy is Failing
  • Module 4: Talking About Advance Care Plans and Do Not Resuscitate Orders
  • Module 5: Discussing Treatment Options and Informed Consent
  • Module 6: Conducting a Family Conference
  • Module 7: Handling Requests for Therapies That You Feel Are Futile
  • Module 8: Cultivating Your Communication Skills

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