Psychosocial Care for Cancer Patients involves attending to the emotional, psychological, social, spiritual, practical needs and wishes of individuals diagnosed with cancer and their community of support.
Below you will find recordings of past webinars. Check out our upcoming webinars for up-to-date information on these topics here.
Disclosure of a cancer diagnosis is a personal decision and there may be ramifications of disclosing. This webinar will discus the psychological aspects of disclosure decisions, the employment rights associated with disclosure, and other aspects to consider of disclosure.
Twenty years of research indicates that expressive writing––dealing with one’s deepest thoughts and feelings––may contribute to improved physical and emotional health. Through writing prompts, games, and innovative exercises, this webinar will explore self-expression, coping with fear, and managing the challenges that cancer brings.
Being organized and productive in the home or office can be challenging at times for anyone, but once someone has been through cancer treatment, the challenges can multiply and result in organizational “stuck spots.” This webinar seeks to help survivors and caregivers uncover realistic, effective, and most importantly maintainable systems to get back to a level of organization that fits and supports.
Whether you are a caregiver for a loved one with cancer, a health care professional, or an individual diagnosed with cancer who cares for others in the cancer community, this webinar will provide practical tips on how you can care for yourself while caring for others, and manage feelings of exhaustion, burn out, and compassion fatigue.
Cancer changes your focus on your physical needs, financial status, family dynamics, friends’ roles and how you view your future. Get tips on how to regain control of your life.
You know you have stress in your life but are you too stressed out to do anything about it? This webinar will really explain what stress is, how it affects everyone differently, and most importantly, provide simple, common sense and practical techniques to get your stress under control.
When someone is diagnosed with cancer it affects the entire family. A common concern is how to support children and teens through a parent or loved one’s diagnosis. Resilience is defined as “an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change”. While some people have a natural ability to “bounce back” from challenging situations, most of us need help in navigating something as serious as a cancer diagnosis. Learn how to engage your natural strengths, pull together specific resources, and build new skills to create a stronger and more resilient family.
Relationships can a lot of work, even without a cancer diagnosis. Learn how to navigate a relationship with your partner after these changes in your life. Hear about the unique needs of partners facing cancer together, and what tools and tips are most helpful to build a stronger relationship during a difficult time.
This webinar will explore how cancer diagnosis and treatments affect intimacy, body image and sexual function. Learn about sexual response; how cancer treatment impacts sexual response; and lots of tools to build bridges back to intimacy and sexual pleasure.
This webinar will review and discuss the common emotions, reactions and challenges of preparing for life changes. This includes a loss through death, change in relationship, financial implications and daily and behavioral changes that occur as part of coping with loss. While the focus on this webinar will be on End of Life, topics will be applicable to overall life changes due to a cancer diagnosis and how caregivers and loved ones can best prepare and care for themselves leading up to, during and following these changes.