Learn how to communicate bad news to oncology patients and their environment with the most useful tools and protocols in this high-intensity Postgraduate Certificate’’

Communication is a powerful therapeutic tool that nursing professionals must learn to manage skillfully. Forgotten in many university programs, it is one of the pillars of nursing care. Throughout this program, the student will learn to use Counselling as one of the most effective forms of helping relationships in situations of high emotional involvement, so frequent in oncology patients.

Denial and hostile reactions will be treated holistically, analyzing their causes and factors involved and establishing the objectives and strategies that will guide the professional in their management. Likewise, the student will acquire skills to guide patients and their families in decision making and planning of advance directives.

The family approach is also very present in this program. Students are prepared in strategies for the prevention of complicated grief and family withdrawal, as well as in the communication of bad news and the management of complex situations, such as the conspiracy of silence.

At the end of the educational program, the nursing professional will be able to effectively manage the psychosocial problems of oncology patients and their families, identifying the causes involved and developing appropriate strategies for their resolution.

The up-to-date contents of this Postgraduate Certificate and its integrative approach will provide a complete vision of all aspects related to oncology nursing. The contents will provide a journey through the diverse needs of cancer patients, whose particularities require personalized attention.

Both the design of the program and the educational material used will facilitate the understanding of concepts, and the realization of practical cases will help to adapt what has been learned to clinical practice. In this way, the completion of the program} will provide immersive learning to achieve the professionals' education in real situations of their daily professional practice.

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This Postgraduate Certificate in Communication and Psychosocial Approach to the Oncology Patient in Nursing contains the most complete and up-to-date scientific program on the market. The most important features include:

  • The development of case studies presented by experts in Oncology Nursing
  • The graphic, schematic, and practical contents with which they are created, provide scientific and practical information on the disciplines that are essential for professional practice
  • Latest information on communication and psychosocial approach to the oncology patient in nursing
  • Practical exercises where self-assessment can be used to improve learning
  • Its special emphasis on innovative methodologies in communication and psychosocial approach to the oncology patient in nursing
  • Theoretical lessons, questions to the expert, debate forums on controversial topics, and individual reflection assignments
  • Content that is accessible from any fixed or portable device with an Internet connection

This Postgraduate Certificate is the best investment you can make in selecting a refresher program to update your knowledge in Oncology Nursing’’

Its teaching staff includes professionals from the field of nursing Dermatology, who bring their experience to this educational program, as well as renowned specialists from leading communities and prestigious universities.

The multimedia content, developed with the latest educational technology, will provide the professional with situated and contextual learning, i.e., a simulated environment that will provide immersive education programmed to learn in real situations.

This program is designed around Problem-Based Learning, whereby the specialist must try to solve the different professional practice situations that arise throughout the program. For this purpose, the professional will be assisted by an innovative interactive video system created by renowned and experienced experts in Oncology Nursing with extensive experience.

This program comes with the best educational material, providing you with a contextual approach that will facilitate your learning"

This 100% online Postgraduate Certificate will allow you to balance your studies with your professional work while increasing your knowledge in this field"f


The structure of the contents has been designed by the best professionals in the field of Oncology Nursing, with extensive experience and recognized prestige in the profession, backed by the volume of cases reviewed and studied, and with extensive knowledge of new technologies applied to healthcare.

We have the most complete and up-to-date academic program in the market. We strive for excellence and for you to achieve it too’’

Module 1. Communication and Psychosocial Approach to the Oncology Patient in Nursing

1.1. Communication in Oncology

1.1.1. The Role of Communication in Oncology
1.1.2. Somatic-Psychological Interaction
1.1.3. Bioethical Support
1.1.4. Counseling Knowledge Attitudes Relational Strategies

1.2. Denial Management Adaptive and Maladaptive Denial

1.2.1. Causes of Denial
1.2.2. Nursing Professional Objectives
1.2.3. Denial Management Factors Involved Nursing Interventions

1.3. Communicating Bad News

1.3.1. How to Transmit Bad News
1.3.2. Nursing Professional Objectives
1.3.3. Factors Involved
1.3.4. Bad News Delivery Strategies

1.4. Decision Making

1.4.1. From Communication to Deliberation
1.4.2. Difficulty in Decision-Making
1.4.3. Nursing Professional Objectives
1.4.4. Factors Involved
1.4.5. Deliberative Process
1.4.6. Criteria for Assessing Decision-Making Capacity
1.4.7. Problems in Decision-Making Capacity Nursing Approach

1.5. Conspiracy of Silence

1.5.1. The Conspiracy of Silence
1.5.2. Causes of The Conspiracy of Silence
1.5.3. Factors Involved
1.5.4. Nursing Approach

1.6. Aggressiveness Management

1.6.1. Oncologic Patient Aggressiveness
1.6.2. Causes of Hostile Reactions
1.6.3. Nursing Professional Objectives
1.6.4. Factors Involved
1.6.5. Aggressive Patient Management

1.7. Therapeutic Effort Limitation

1.7.1. The Therapeutic Effort Limitation
1.7.2. Need to Limit Therapeutic Effort
1.7.3. Nursing Professional Objectives
1.7.4. Factors Involved
1.7.5. Approach and Intervention

1.8. Family Claudication

1.8.1. Familiar Claudication Prevention
1.8.2. Claudication Causes
1.8.3. Nursing Professional Objectives
1.8.4. Factors Involved
1.8.5. Approach and Intervention Regarding Family Claudication

1.9. Prevention of Complicated Family Grief

1.9.1. Complicated Family Grief
1.9.2. Causes of Problems in the Grieving Process Personal Factors Situational Factors Interpersonal Factors

1.9.3. Nursing Professional Objectives
1.9.4. Factors Involved
1.9.5. Approach During Illness At the Time of Death

1.10. Anticipated Wishes

1.10.1. Advance Planning of Health Care Decisions
1.10.2. Need for Advance Directives
1.10.3. Nursing Professional Objectives
1.10.4. Factors Involved
1.10.5. Approach
1.10.6. Specific Considerations

This program will allow you to advance in your career comfortably’’