Cancer survivorship for primary care practitioners workshop
This ALM focuses on the transition of survivors from oncology treatment to shared care. It aims to establish an awareness of cancer survivorship amongst primary care practitioners and the importance of a shared care model for the benefit of the patient and the healthcare system. This ALM is contextualised in the narrative of a patient story and includes a series of real patient experiences, interactive presentations, interviews, discussions and quizzes.
The program adheres to best practice survivorship care and intends to establish:
- An awareness of cancer survivorship
- The importance of a shared care model
- Benefits for the patient and healthcare system
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Recognise cancer as a chronic disease and its burden on the patient, health system and society, as well as understand the evolving role of the PCP.
- Apply the models of care, optimal care pathways and clinical guidelines that guide survivorship care.
- Recognise the psychosocial impacts of cancer treatments.
- Outline the risk of new primary, local or metastatic recurrences and their temporal pattern.
- Outline the consequences of cancer treatment on cancer survivors of various age-groups.
- Recognise the advancements of new and emerging cancer therapies.