This short education aims to explain the importance of psychosocial support in practice. The topic will be inclusive of either Oncology and Palliative Care professionals or settings. It will look at the broad spectrum of care and support that general Health professionals can employ.
Presented by: James Penhale, Clinical Psychologist
James is a clinical psychologist working in private practice in Perth Western Australia, and at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Cancer Centre. He is also currently a teacher/facilitator for the Cancer Council of WA’s “Cancer Clinician’s Communication Program”.
Since 2007 James’ clinical practice has focused on helping adults affected by cancer to cultivate quality of life and effectively manage their physical and mental wellbeing. Additionally, he has delivered numerous education and clinical supervision services that help multidisciplinary teams deliver evidence-based, effective psychosocial care to people affected by cancer. While the Head of Department at WA Psycho-Oncology Service (Department of Health, WA 2010-2018) he led in the development and implementation of key state-wide policy and service development projects that integrated psychosocial care as a core component of comprehensive cancer care.
Information and Online Registraton: For more information and to register please see the Psychosocial Support in Cancer and Palliative Care for the Patient flyer (114kb). Complete registration online at https://psychosocial-vc-14-aug-2019.eventbrite.com.au