One of the assessment and care planning priorities is to review and develop training programmes for those who carry out holistic needs assessments and create care plans for cancer survivors. The training will help to ensure consistency and quality in approaches to assessment and care planning across the country.
Assessment and Care Planning for the Detection and Management of Psychological Distress in People with Cancer
For Level 2 training (as per Supportive and Palliative Care Guidelines) ‘train the trainer’ programme for psychologists is available from the Psychology Department at Salisbury District Hospital. A course outline and interim report on the training programme are now available. For further details please contact Kate Jenkins.
Motivational Interviewing Skills
During testing with NHS Improvement of a Risk Stratified care pathway it was identified that Motivational Interviewing skills have proved to be a benefit to staff who are undertaking assessments on a regular basis. The interviewing skills help staff to support and motivate people to seek their own solutions to problems, empowering and motivating people to make lifestyle changes and enable self management. Course details and project report available.
There are several courses available for Motivational Interview Training and a list of providers can be found at www.motivationalinterviewing.org .
Please notify Noeline Young of any further training courses for Assessment and Care Planning in your region.
Last updated on August 30, 2012