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Whole Person Cancer Care

Module 1 - The Why and What of Whole Person Cancer Care (WPCC1)

All of us who care for patients with cancer want to help them manage the fear and confusion that comes along with the disease. We want to bring the full science of cancer biology into the care of the patient. We want time and better tools to help the person with cancer into full engagement in their own care and address what matters most. When care teams do this, they establish the highest quality of care for people with cancer and for themselves.

The purpose of this course is to bring the concepts of healing and whole person care further into oncology and healthcare so that people diagnosed with cancer feel better and live longer.
  • Accreditation
  • AMA continuing medical education terms and conditions
  • Intro
  • Welcome and Introduction
  • Objectives
  • Overview of the Whole Course
  • From Cases to People
  • A Pivot to Caring for the Whole Patient
  • The Why and What of Whole Person Care
  • Cancer Involves the Whole Person
  • Whole Person Care in Practice: The HOPE Note Approach
  • A Bigger Toolbox
  • Whole Person Care Models and New Oncology Models
  • HOPE for Cancer
  • Engaging the Person in Cancer Care
  • Shared Decision Making
  • Who's the Boss?
  • The Care Team You Already Have
  • The Person-Centered Case Conference
  • Guidance to Get There
  • The Whole Person Cancer Care Dream Team
  • Former Patients: The Wisdom of Lived Experience
  • Partnership With Primary Care
  • Thrivership From the Beginning
  • Helping Patients Create Healing Oriented Practices and Environments
  • Promoting Wellness and Well-Being
  • Wellness Components
  • Healing as Well as Curing
  • Shifting Your Team Toward Well-Being
  • The Science Behind Whole Person Care
  • Sorting Out the Role of Natural Products
  • Whole Person Care and the Evidence
  • Using the Evidence: The Four Ps
  • Wrap-up
  • Certification Options
  • Completion Certificate and Continuing Medical Education Credit
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever