Oct 10th 2016

Talking About Cancer (FutureLearn)

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Gain the tips, tools and confidence to talk about cancer with this free online course from Cancer Research UK. Talking about cancer can be tough. You might be worried that you’ll say the wrong thing or that you simply don’t know enough about the subject. Perhaps you feel unsure about how the conversation will go or you’ve tried in the past and had a difficult experience. Maybe you’re not even sure if it’s your job.

In this course, you’ll learn how to encourage people to make healthy lifestyle changes, access local services or visit their doctor promptly if they notice changes to their body. You’ll develop a personal plan for talking about cancer and where to find reliable information.

1 in 2 people will develop cancer in their lifetime, and at Cancer Research UK we think it’s essential to get people talking about the disease. This course will give you the tips, tools and confidence to have simple, effective conversations that could help save lives.

Learn with experts from Cancer Research UK

The course will draw on the knowledge of experts from Cancer Research UK, led by Cancer Awareness Trainers with a wealth of experience talking to patients, families and health workers. You will meet people with first-hand experience of talking about cancer, listen in on different conversations and learn best practices for discussing cancer.

Build up confidence to talk about cancer

This free online course will help you:

- understand the facts

- develop your approach

- share good practice

- and build your confidence

Over the course of 3 weeks, we will equip you with tips and tools to talk about cancer without feeling embarrassed or awkward, enabling you to make a real difference to people’s lives.