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"Care of Cancer Patient" Continuing Education Course Offered in Chestertown

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Kent & Queen Anne’s Hospital in Chestertown, Maryland are sponsoring a continuing education course that will examine the clinical care of the cancer patient. "Biopsychosocial Care of the Cancer Patient: Critical Clinical Concepts" is designed to equip health care practitioners with the clinical skills and essential knowledge to address the complex problems encountered in the care of cancer patients and their families. The one and a half day program will be held Wednesday, October 27, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Thursday, October 28, from 9:00 a.m. to noon in Chestertown.

The program is designed for physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, chaplains and other health care providers who provide cancer care. Some topics to be covered include: sad moods and suicidal thoughts, the role of family dynamics in the care of cancer patients, effective methods to assess and treat cancer pain, barriers to pain management and the relationship between spirituality and psychological distress. Staff members of the Johns Hopkins Oncology Center and Kent & Queen Anne’s Hospital will be the instructors.

In 1997 Kent & Queen Anne’s Hospital became the first community hospital to affiliate with Johns Hopkins Medicine. The affiliation enhances healthcare for citizens of the upper shore area by providing improved access to Hopkins’ wide array of specialized health care services and professional educational resources.

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous benefactor, a cancer counseling program was established at Kent & Queen Anne’s Hospital to help cancer patients and their families deal with the many changes and disruptions created by the diagnosis of cancer and its treatment. The program was developed through the Hospital’s affiliation with Johns Hopkins Medicine and is modeled after the Hopkins oncology center’s very successful program. This continuing education course is offered through the cancer counseling program.

Space is limited; participants must pre-register at least two weeks prior to the course. The fee is $25. The course will be held at Wesley Hall, Heron Point, 501 East Campus Avenue, Chestertown, Maryland.

For additional information or to register, contact Kim Bell at (410) 614-1308 or by fax at (410) 614-1210.