WHAT IS IT ABOUT & WHY IS IT RELEVANT FOR DENTAL TEAMS?
At Cancer Research UK we think it’s essential for all health workers, including dental staff, to feel confident and well-equipped to talk openly with patients
about cancer risk factors, and signs and symptoms. Knowing what to say and how to say it can make a real difference to you and your patients.
Talking About Cancer: Reducing Risk, Early Detection and Mythbusting is a free online awareness course that will give you the tips, tools and confidence to have simple, effective conversations about cancer. Whether you’re giving brief prevention advice about tobacco or alcohol, or talking to someone who’s concerned about possible signs or symptoms or has received an urgent referral, this course can make talking about cancer and health feel easier. Join thousands of health professionals worldwide to learn practical skills that could help save lives.Watch the course trailer to find out more.
Talking About Cancer: Reducing Risk, Early Detection and Mythbusting is led by our expert trainers Gwen Kaplan and Gill Kilgour, drawing on their years of experience as nurses. You’ll learn through quizzes, articles, interactive discussion and video scenarios demonstrating conversational dos and don’ts. Here’s what previous participants have said about the course:
“The course has surpassed my expectations not only for the valuable information related to cancer and awareness, also to the transferable ideas and tools provided…I feel much more confident in talking about cancer with others” – Debbie, health professional
“[This course will] to teach me how to talk to patients even better [and] show me the main concerns that people have…by understanding those concerns better I can teach other doctors, other nurses, other pharmacists, other dentists. Because communication is one of the key things…that I can make a difference with” – Dr
Pawan Randev, GP and medical trainer
HOW TO TAKE PART
Please do spread the word and encourage your colleagues, professional networks, friends and family to sign up too. Email it, post it, tweet it…share it! Simply forward this email with the attached flyer; post the trailer on Facebook or LinkedIn using this link: http://bit.ly/cruktactrailer; or if you’re on Twitter click here to share directly or you can copy and paste this tweet: 1 in 2 people will get cancer in their lifetime. Talking about it can save lives. Join @CR_UK's awareness course now http://bit.ly/cruktac .
Thanks and hope to see you online soon!
The Talk Cancer training team
Cancer Research UK
0203 469 5281
The British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy (BSDHT) is a nationally recognised body that represents over 4,000 Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists across the UK and beyond.
BSDHT maintain an on-going dialogue with the General Dental Council (GDC), the Departments of Health and all of the main groups representing dental care professionals, and attends meetings of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Dentistry, bringing dental hygiene and therapy to the attention of government ministers and MP’s.
Visit www.bsdht.org.uk for more information.
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