Weight loss and eating

  • Macmillan Professionals
  • Professionals
  • Volunteers
  • Public

Duration: 10 hours
Format: E-Learning
Level: Foundation
Focusing on core knowledge and skills, and looking at how to apply some of the learning in your workplace.

Programme:
Living with the impact of cancer
Equip yourself with the vital skills you need to strengthen your relationships with people living with or beyond cancer and help them to self-manage more effectively.

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Help people with advanced cancer to manage their weight loss and eating related concerns.

Key Themes

  • Definition of weight and eating related concerns and the weight loss taboo
  • Evidence base for the Macmillan Approach to Weight loss and Eating (MAWE)
  • Communication issues
  • The healing value of stories and story telling
  • Resolving disagreements
  • Self awareness
  • Nutrition, including the debate around optimal nutrition; eating well; improving energy and protein intake
  • Identifying and responding to self-action

Course Audience

Any Macmillan Professional

Acknowledgements

Special thanks to all the patients, carers and healthcare professionals involved in the Macmillan Weight and Eating Studies