ONCO Training in supportive care

Common core for all therapists

(Psychologists, dieticians, nurses, physiotherapists, pharmacists and socio-aestheticians)


  • What is oncology?
  • What is cancer?
  • Types of cancer and their classification.
  • Interest and objective of prevention and its application.
  • Recognition of chemo-induced side effects, side effects of radiotherapy and physical and psychological observation,
  • Study of the main molecules used in chemotherapy and hormone therapy.
  • Clinical case study.
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Psychologists and dieticians 

Setting the scene:

1/ Adaptation, adjustment strategies and defence mechanisms

2/ Dealing with psychological distress in all its forms and scenarios

  • Learning to observe the patient’s request,
  • Receive information
  • Building confidence and learning to lead in a discipline other than one’s own.

    Nurses and physiotherapists

    • Learning the oncological history.
    • Characteristic of the body’s reflex zones.
    • Dissociate efferent pain from chemo-induced pain.
    • Recognise transient paresthesias and established neuropathies.
    • Learn the difference between adverse effects and side effects.
    • Recognise pain associated with common chemo-induced side effects.
    • Recognise the pain of side effects creating new pathologies.


    • Pain
    • Fatigue
    • Nutrition
    • Digestive, respiratory, genito-urinary disorders
    • Motor disorders and disabilities
    • Odontological problems
    • Social difficulties
    • Mental suffering
    • Disturbances in body image
    • Accompanying patients and their families…
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    • Aesthetician and socio-aesthetician ?
    • Adverse effects of treatments on the skin and skin Appendages.
    • Skin hygiene protocol.

    .Dermo-cosmetic care products.

    .Corrective make-up (role-playing).

    Obligations of trainees

    • A 2-week internship in a hospital in an oncology department, both adult and paediatric.
    • Possibly in a follow-up care or palliative care unit.
    • Internship report to be submitted no later than 4 weeks after the internship in the hospital for correction.
    • Participants commit to a period of 3 years to receive further training.

    Each year the therapists will have an update and a complementarity of knowledge. Because the disease evolves and the support care adapts to the mutation of the disease “Cancer” to accompany and relieve the patients and their families.