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ESMO Preceptorship on Supportive and Palliative Care Lugano February 2019

01 - 02 Feb 2019

Lugano, Switzerland

ESMO Preceptorship on Supportive and Palliative Care square

Presentations from all ESMO Preceptorship courses are open to all according to the presenters' agreement to release them. ESMO thanks the authors for their generosity.

The use of these presentations is for personal educational purposes only.

Learning objectives
  • Understand mechanisms, risk, prevention and treatment of the key symptoms and syndromes pain, fatigue, anorexia, cachexia, dyspnea, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, skin toxicities, mucositis, neurotoxicity, venous thromboembolism, febrile neutropenia, anaemia, bone complications and their association with cancer-disease and anticancer-treatment
  • Understand integration of screening for and assessment of anticancer toxicities, symptoms and other palliative and supportive care needs, and integration of their management in routine oncology care
  • Understanding the role of rehabilitaton in the continuum of care
  • Describe required competences of multidisciplinary and inter-professional teams for multimodal management
  • Understand key steps to prepare patients and family members for end-of-life and care of the dying person
  • Understand how to communicate with patients about illness, prognosis, coping, hope and decisions. Reflect about your own role and how to address cultural differences
  • Know the ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) relevant for the topics discussed
  • Know the highlight of the ESMO position paper of supportive and palliative care

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