Complementary therapy and Cancer Care
There are around 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK. This figure is rising all of the time with an estimated 1 in 2 of the population likely to be affected by cancer, and a predicted 4 million of us living with cancer by 2030! Given these statistic, complementary therapists are increasingly likely to come into contact with clients who either have cancer, or have survived cancer during their day to day practice, yet many have received no training around the specific needs of this ever increasing population.
How is this course different to others?
At Harrogate NHS School of Complementary Therapy, we believe that practitioners require enhanced skills in order to provide care for the most complex of patients; including those with cancer. We are committed to providing enriched training for practitioners, which unlike other schools, encourages theory to underpin a practical element. Our courses take place within working hospital and allied health provider units with a focus on putting what you learn in the classroom into practice with patients.
What will I learn on the Day?
- Introduction to pathology of cancer, who is affected and how might they be treated.
- Cautions and contraindications.
- How CT may alleviate common symptoms for those with cancer
- Adapting treatments and applications
- for cancer patients
- Positioning of patients for treatment within a health care setting
- Recognising and responding to Red Flags
- Consultation and assessment, what to look out for, and what not to do!
- Practical session, assess and treat a patient with cancer under supervision
- Debrief and group feedback following a practical session within the cancer centre.
What will the practical session include?
Patients will be carefully selected for suitability and invited to take part in the session. You will have the opportunity to make a thorough consultation, finding out what the experience of cancer is like for the patient before giving a short treatment. Don’t worry! You will be supervised throughout the process by one of our experienced therapists working regularly within the cancer unit.
Who is this workshop for?
You must have a minimum of a Level 3 qualification in any Complementary therapy and be insured to practice.