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Communication with a Client Newly Diagnosed with Cancer

Contributed on July 4, 2022, last updated September 6, 2023.



Brenda E. Orazietti, York University

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This game focuses on knowledge of prostate cancer, and the communication skills required to guide the client and their spouse in making treatment decisions.

Learning Objectives:

Apply appropriate therapeutic communication techniques when interacting with a client who has recently been dx with cancer to foster a therapeutic relationship.

Assess current support systems of the client who has been recently diagnosed with cancer to provide family centered care.

Assess the client and family’s educational needs after receiving a cancer diagnosis to provide family centered education

Simulation Modality:

Virtual gaming simulation / virtual patient


105, CAN-Sim


Orazietti BE. Communication with a Client Newly Diagnosed with Cancer. Simulation resource published by Simulation Canada; 2022. Available from

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Target Learners






Undergraduate / post-secondary

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