Balancing Your Humanity as a Cancer Care Provider

Nov 11, 2021 7:00 PM (ET)

As someone who works in an oncology clinical setting, you see patients and their families living their worst fears. While this is an experience you have every day, it is important to remember the unique circumstances of each individual you encounter. It is also imperative that you take time to access your own mechanisms for exposure to other’s trauma. In this interactive workshop, we will provide opportunities to roleplay effective patient and provider communications with a focus on empathy, active listening, and perspective taking. We will leave this session with an enhanced capacity regarding how you deal with the care environment, and a renewed understanding for how you can not only take care of others, but also yourself.

Please note, while patients, survivors and caregivers are welcome to join this session, the workshop will be most beneficial for those that work with patients in a clinical care setting – i.e., doctors, nurses, navigators, etc.

Those who attend this session will also receive access to free CME credits on mental health communication through The University of Texas at Austin Center for Health Communication, Moody College of Communication & Dell Medical School to continue building capacity.


Erin Donovan (she/her), PhD
Associate Professor of Health Communication, Moody College of Communication; Director of Interdisciplinary Education, UT Center for Health Communication

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Cat Holland (she/her)
MBA, BSN, RN, VP Care Management

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