Ethics and Interpersonal Skills

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These resources will help you develop non-medical expert skills in both the clinical radiology and radiation oncology curricula.

Communication, patient support and advocacy, stress management

The Pam MacLean Cancer Communication Centre offers workshops in areas like:

  • Dealing with and giving bad news

  • Preparing a patient for aversive procedures

  • Dealing with intense negative emotion

  • Multi-disciplinary communication

  • Discussing a clinical trial

  • Discussing diagnosis, prognosis and treatment options for a various cancer types

  • Managing cancer pain

  • How to handle performance anxiety for exams

Managing people

  • Max, Douglas & Robert, Perfect Phrases for Performance Reviews, New York: SWL Publishing Enterprises, 2003.

  • Sandler, Cory & Keefe, Janice. Performance Appraisal Phrase Book. Avon, USA: Word Association Inc. Adams Media, 2004.

Professional practice and ethics

  • Monash University Clinical Ethics Resource

  • Breen, Kerry J., Cordner, Stephen M., Thomson, Colin JH., Plueckhahn, Vernon D., Good Medical Practice: Professionalism, Ethics and Law, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.

  • Hodges B (2007), Medical Education and the Maintenance of Incompetence, Medical Teacher, 28(8):690-696.