One in two people will develop cancer in their lifetime, and it’s essential to get people talking about the disease. But talking about cancer can be tough. You might be worried that you’ll say the wrong thing or that you simply don’t know enough about the subject. Perhaps you feel unsure about how the conversation will go or you’ve tried in the past and had a difficult experience. Maybe you’re not even sure if it’s your job.
Gain the tips, tools and confidence to talk about cancer with this free online course “Talking About Cancer” from Cancer Research UK.
- This course is suitable for anyone with an interest in talking about cancer and can help with conversations about health with family, friends and colleagues.
- It may be of special interest to anyone working or volunteering in health or in their community.
- The course does not require any previous experience of this subject.
Talking About Cancer Course Content
The course will draw on the knowledge of experts from Cancer Research UK, led by Cancer Awareness Trainers with a wealth of experience talking to patients, families and health workers. You will meet people with first-hand experience of talking about cancer, listen in on different conversations and learn best practices for discussing cancer.
This course will give you the tips, tools and confidence to have simple, effective conversations that could help save lives. It includes the following topics:
- How to encourage people to make healthy lifestyle changes, access local services or visit their doctor promptly if they notice changes to their body;
- Developing a personal plan for talking about cancer;
- Where to find reliable information;
- Understand the facts;
- Develop your approach;
- Share good practice;
- Build your confidence.
Summary of Main Course Features
- Educators: Gillian Kilgour and Gwen Kaplan
- Publisher: Cancer Research UK
- Duration: 3 weeks x 1 hour per week
- Start Date: 26 February 2018
- Certificates available