Communication skills and cultural awareness in the field of cancer care
Veronica Thomas Consultant health psychologist and project leader, Psychology office, St Thomas’ Hospital, London
Alison Richardson Professor of cancer and palliative nursing care, King’s College London
Antonio Cansino-Malagon Course co-ordinator, Psychology office, St Thomas’ Hospital, London
This article evaluates the impact of a nine-month training programme, developed by a team at Guy’s and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College London, aimed at improving the communication and cultural awareness of 68 healthcare professionals working in the field of cancer, particularly with respect to multicultural issues. Questionnaires at the beginning, end, and three months after the course suggest that this training positively impacted on practice.
Cancer Nursing Practice. 5, 8,23-30. doi: 10.7748/cnp2006.10.5.8.23.c7584