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Effective Communication: Improving Patient’s Understanding of Cancer Risk

Effective Communication: Improving Patient’s Understanding of Cancer Risk
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In this discussion, Dr. Mary Reid lends strategies for caring communication by physicians and positive patient perception.

Available credits: 0.25

Time to complete: 15 Minutes

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  • Overview

    In this segment, Dr. Reid explains the different ways risk is communicated and how this can affect a patient’s perception as well as the different ways in which one can effectively improve a patient’s understanding of their cancer risk.

    This activity is part of a series of in-depth discussions with oncology thought leaders at the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center  in Buffalo, New York targeting primary care and family physicians.

    This series was made possible through the generous support of BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York.

  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, The Omnia-Prova Education Collaborative (TOPEC) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. TOPEC resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.

    Faculty: 
    Mary Reid, PhD
    Professor of Oncology
    Director of Cancer Screening and Survivorship
    Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Buffalo, NY  

    Dr. Reid has nothing to disclose.

    Reviewers/Planners/Authors: 

    • Sean T. Barrett has nothing to disclose.
    • Laurel DiBrog has nothing to disclose.
    • Carole Drexel, PhD, CHCP has nothing to disclose.
    • Barry A. Fiedel, PhD has nothing to disclose.
    • Janet J. Harszlak, PhD has nothing to disclose.
    • Amanda Hilferty has nothing to disclose.
    • Ashley Snowden has nothing to disclose.
  • Learning Objectives

    After participating in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

    • Explain how the way risk is communicated can affect a patient’s perception of it.
    • Discuss different ways in which one can effectively improve a patient’s understanding of their cancer risk.
  • Target Audience

    This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of Primary Care Physicians and Oncologists.

  • Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of The Omnia-Prova Education Collaborative (TOPEC) and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center of Buffalo, New York. TOPEC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Omnia-Prova Education Collaborative, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • Commercial Support

    This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York.

  • Disclaimer

    The views and opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of TOPEC. This presentation is not intended to define an exclusive course of patient management; the participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience and diagnostic skills in applying or adopting for professional use any of the information provided herein. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patients’ conditions and possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. Links to other sites may be provided as additional sources of information. Once you elect to link to a site outside of TOPEC, you are subject to the terms and conditions of use, including copyright and licensing restriction, of that site.

    Reproduction Prohibited
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