• Jul 07, 2017

    Your Test is Abnormal; Patient-Centered Care for Difficult Conversations (On Demand)

    Non Member: $35.00

    Release Date: July 7, 2017
    Expiration Date: July 7, 2020

    Conversations about abnormal test results in general and positive HPV tests in particular are challenging. Research shows that patients often come away from these discussions with misinformation, feeling stigmatized, fearful, and likely to be non-adherent with follow-up plans. The goal is for patients to come away from these conversations without unnecessary anxiety and with the accurate information they need to make informed decisions and follow through with next-steps. What are the best counseling strategies when discussing abnormal results and responding to a patient's concerns? This webinar reviews the available data about HPV and counseling strategies and provides a deep dive into best practices and clinical pearls for having these conversations effectively. An expert clinician and a patient demonstrate examples of how to discuss the science and apply shared decision-making techniques when counseling patients about abnormal screening and diagnostic tests.


      P. Patricia Cason, MS, FNP-BC

    Patty Cason is a family nurse practitioner who has practiced for 35 years in a wide variety of clinical settings and is an Assistant Clinical Professor and guest lecturer at the UCLA School of Nursing. Patty is co-chair of the Education Committee for ASCCP and was a reviewer for Modern Colposcopy Third Edition. Patty has been published in the Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease. She developed the “PATH” questions: A Primer to Help Guide Reproductive Goals Counseling which recently debuted in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has written nationally utilized IUD and implant protocols, an eleven part on-line series on intrauterine contraception, and manuals on provision of sexual and reproductive health services.


    Alegra Woodard

    Alegra Woodard graduated from Wayland Baptist University in 2004, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, Management Information Systems Specialization, and from the National Defense University in 2013 with a Government Information Leadership Master of Science Degree.   Alegra was diagnosed with cervical cancer in November 1999. Her surgery, a radical hysterectomy, was performed at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on December 1999. In April 2015 Alegra and her husband Bobby joined forces as chapter leaders in Prince William County, Virginia for the National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC) and they share their story in support of the cervical cancer prevention movement.  This decision is born out of a desire that no other woman, family member or friend feels alone while battling cervical cancer and the Human papillomavirus (HPV).  They are passionate about helping others because they understand firsthand what it means to be diagnosed with a disease that kills more than 4,000 women in the U.S. each year, even though it is a preventable cancer. The majority of their efforts are focused toward providing support, raising awareness, and providing educational resources and other crucial information to survivors and their families.

    This webinar is supported by an independent educational grant from BD Diagnostics.


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