Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery

Physician-patient communication strategies in hematological malignancies  (Corso Elettivo)

Course code
4S009425
Name of lecturer
Cristina Tecchio
Coordinator
Cristina Tecchio
Number of ECTS credits allocated
1
Academic sector
MED/15 - BLOOD DISEASES
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
1° semestre dal Oct 1, 2020 al Dec 23, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

- To know specific characteristics of patients affected by hematological malignancies (acute leukemias, myelodisplastic syndromes, chronic myeloproliferative and lymphoproliferative diseases, multiple myeloma and lymphoma)
- To know characteristics and management of the main treatments to be delivered and their side effects
- To communicate a diagnosis of hematological malignancy (to a patient and his/her family)
- To provide information regarding a treatment (aims, lenght, modalities)
- To communicate a therapeutic failure or a relapse of disease
- End-of life communication

Syllabus

- Background: The main characteristics of patients affected by hematological malignancies
- Background: Therapies delivered to patients affected by hematological malignancies (main types, lenght, and side effects)
- How to communicate a diagnosis of hematological malignancy (examples)
- How to explain the need for a treatment (examples)
- How to communicate a therapeutic failure or a disease relapse (examples)
- End of life communication

Reference books
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Assessment methods and criteria

Lesson Schedule:
October 21 and 28; November 11, 18, 25 (2020)
5 p.m.
Auletta di Ematologia, Piano 8 (Scala F).





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