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Communicating through the Cancer Journey: Can We Talk?

The Center for Ethics in Science and Technology

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT)

La Jolla , CA

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Date & Time 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
5:30 - 7:00 pm
 

Location

Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine
Roth Auditorium

Speaker
Dr. Wayne Beach, San Diego State University


Professor of Communication, Adjunct Professor, Department of Surgery and Member of the Moores Cancer Center, University of California, San Diego

Dr. Deborah K. Mayer, University of North Carolina

Former President of the Oncology Nursing Society, American Acadamy of Nursing, and editor for the Oncology Nursing Society's Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing (CJON).

Michael Kalichman, Moderator

Founding Director of the UC San Diego Research Ethics Program and the San Diego Research Ethics Consortium. Co-founding director for the Center for Ethics in Science and Technology.

 

Overview

Communicating through the Cancer Journey: Can We Talk?

 Developments in science and technology are necessary, but not sufficient, for effectively responding to the challenges of cancer. Unfortunately, talking about cancer is difficult for all involved, whether it is the person with cancer, their family or their health care providers. Why is this so hard? Dr. Beach will open this program with real world examples relevant to the questions of how communication occurs among patients, family members, and providers, what concerns are raised, and how they are responded to, in the context of cancer diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. Audience members will be invited to hear and reflect upon audio recordings from actual family phone conversations, video recordings of oncology interviews in a cancer clinic, and scenes from When Cancer Calls…, a new genre of “reality” theatre where all dialogue is drawn from verbatim transcriptions of ordinary phone conversations. Dr. Mayer will then focus on the role of the different meanings we ascribe to the word ‘cancer’, the lack of comfort we experience having difficult conversations, and giving language to our most basic fears. While many of us have had personal experience in this area, only recently have programs and resources been developed to help us be better at and feel more comfortable having these conversations. A case study will illustrate these issues. And, as always, the audience will be invited to provide not only their questions, but their perspectives, concerns, and proposed solutions.

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When & Where


Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine
Roth Auditorium
2880 Torrey Pines Scenic Drive
La Jolla , CA 92037

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT)


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The Center for Ethics in Science and Technology

The mission of the Center for Ethics in Science and Technology is to foster science in the public interest by promoting awareness, understanding, and discussion of the ethical implications of new developments in science and technology. To carry out its mission, the Center promotes more informed policy development and ethical decision-making on the part of individuals and institutions through education, outreach, and scholarly forums.

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