Video learning resources for health professionals

Many patients with cancer experience significant levels of distress which is not identified during their care.  All health professionals need to learn the skills to ask about patients’ wellbeing and communicate care options to support and enhance patients  adjustment and quality of life.  We have level I and II evidence for the role of psychological interventions in assisting with many aspects of the emotional care of those with cancer.

A series of short talks has been developed during a research project by Melanoma Institute Australia to help equip clinicians to screen, assess and intervene in this important area of care.  The series of short educational videos are available by logging into their clinician-only portal; Dr Katharine Hodgkinson was invited to contribute: Encouraging psycho-oncology referrals in your clinic. To learn more please visit:


Hodgkinson, K., 2016. Psycho-oncology/communication, Malignant Breast Disease and MDTs [E-learning Lecturette], Graduate Certificate of Surgery, University of Sydney.

Hodgkinson, K., 2014. Cancer: Addressing Sexuality and Body Image [Video Learning Activity]Ausmed Education.

Hodgkinson, K., 2014. Cancer: The Psychosocial Impact Across the Disease Continuum [Video Learning Activity]Ausmed Education.

Hodgkinson, K., Van Lloy R., 2014. Cancer: Talking to Children About a Parent or Guardian’s Cancer Diagnosis [Video Learning Activity]Ausmed Education.