Communication with Cancer Patients

Learn how to communicate with cancer patients and understand their emotions as they are being confronted with the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

Communication with Cancer Patients

7 Lessons 
50 minutes 
On-Demand Video
5 Interactive
Certificate On Completion

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What you will learn

  • Communicate honestly and effectively with patients confronted with the news of cancer and other traumatic news.
  • Recognize the emotions of patients and oneself.
  • Learn the 5 stages of grief theory by Elizabeth Kübler-Ross.
  • Avoid common communication mistakes by communicating more constructively, both verbally and non-verbally.
  • Employ the Principle of Hope. 

Course Overview

Taking this course, you will learn how to communicate with cancer patients and understand their emotions as they are confronted with the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Learn to acknowledge and understand the emotions of patients and aid them in understanding better and processing their disease and, therefore, improving their quality of life.

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This course qualifies for credit towards the Shu Lan College online MA/Phd program, approved by Nanjing University.

Course Reviews:

Very powerful course

Rated 5 out of 5
November 1, 2022

Very powerful course


refresh knowledge for practice

Rated 5 out of 5
December 1, 2021

Thank you for this seminar. It is always good to refresh knowledge for practice

Christien Papez

excellent course

Rated 5 out of 5
November 18, 2020

Thank you for this excellent course. The information helps to communicate better with cancer patients and all other patients, too.


Excellent seminar

Rated 5 out of 5
October 11, 2020

Excellent seminar on how to communicate better with patients. The examples given throughout the course were extremely helpful.


Good tools

Rated 5 out of 5
December 18, 2019

Really good tools to understand how to deal with emotions in every phase of the treatment and how to provide hope while being truthful. Thank you!

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About Instructor

Dr. Julia Hartung MD

Internal medicine specialist. Dr. Julia Hartung MD specializes in hematology and internal oncology. With her further education in Chinese Medicine she is bridging, in her own clinic, conventional and complementary medical therapies.

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Course Includes

  • 3 Sections
  • 7 Lessons
  • Course Certificate