Professional Standards in Cancer Exercise

Registrants are expected to have knowledge, skills and behaviours appropriate to their role in the following areas:
  • Recognising the contribution of healthy lifestyle behaviours to promoting and sustaining recovery from cancer and cancer treatments
  • Defining appropriate programmes for the various needs of people living with or beyond cancer
  • Managing the risks of exercise programmes for people living with or beyond cancer
  • Identifying health beliefs and lifestyle risks that could influence adherence with care instructions or advice
  • Encouraging individual service users to make healthy living choices
  • Teaching individuals’self-monitoring and self-care on single issues in focused consultations
  • Providing encouragement to individuals who are attempting to change or adopt new health-related behaviours and provides positive reinforcement when they are finding it difficult or they are achieving less than they hoped to
  • Involving the family in supporting self-management and self-care where this is appropriate
  • Providing practical and emotional support to encourage individuals to take an active role in communicating with health professionals where this is needed
  • Collecting, recording and analysing accurate information about the facilities available and the participants living with or beyond cancer
  • Setting aims and objectives for each session in line with the needs of the participants living with or beyond cancer and their overall programme
  • Monitoring the progress of the participants living with or beyond cancer and their overall programme
  • Adapting the programmes provided for participants living with or beyond cancer and according to their reaction to the sessions

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