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British Psychosocial Oncology Society

BPOS:  Promoting the advancement of education, clinical practice, and research in psychosocial oncology

A member of the IPOS International Federation of National Psychosocial Oncology Societies

The British Psychosocial Oncology Society (BPOS), founded in 1983, aims to advance and promote knowledge of psychosocial oncology. We welcome members from across the disciplines, who have an interest in education and research in psychosocial oncology. Our members work not only with people who have been diagnosed with cancer but also their families, friends and the professionals who care for them through all stages of the care pathway.  We warmly welcome you to our site and hope you will join us on our journey!

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Psychological First Aid & Medical Trauma Training

The Irish Psycho-Social Oncology Network (IPSON) is hosting 3 free online training sessions in May, open them up to anyone who may be interested. 

Psychological First Aid, Friday, May 6th from 1-2pm 

Trauma Informed Medical Care 101, Friday, May 20th from 1-2pm 

Psychological First Aid, Wednesday, May 25th from 10am-4pm 

The trainings will be focused on supporting Ukrainian refugees with cancer, but the learning can be generalised to any person who has survived trauma. Please feel free to share this flyer with family, friends, and colleagues. The Psychological First Aid trainings are appropriate for any adult, whereas the Trauma Informed Medical Care 101 is targeted at professionals who work with medical patients.  


Registration 6th May – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/psychological-first-aid-delivered-by-kelly-mcbride-tickets-318778473997

Registration 20th May – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/trauma-informed-medical-care-101-delivered-by-meghan-marsac-tickets-327327654827

Registration 25th May – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/psychological-first-aid-delivered-by-kelly-mcbride-tickets-327338788127

New published article

Led by our BPOS student representatives, the executive committee have recently published a paper in Psycho-Oncology exploring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on post-graduate researchers. Twenty-three respondents to an online survey provided free text comments to prompts about their research/student experience, changes to their research, personal changes needed to adapt, research support and training, and long term impacts. These comments were analysed thematically and a SWOT framework applied.

To read more about the results, you can find the paper here: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pon.5885.