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Events For Professionals

 

Professional Perk
Networking and Education Series

 

People impacted by cancer do better and feel better with psychosocial support. As a professional in the field, you want the best outcome for those in your care. Research shows an increased survival rate and better quality of life for people impacted by cancer who receive psychosocial support. Join us to exchange thoughts, connect with other professionals and learn about psychosocial topics from the experts at Wellness House.

SECOND FRIDAYS ONLINE
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8:45 – 9:00 a.m. Check-in and Networking
9:00 – 9:45 a.m. Presentation
9:45 – 10:00 a.m. Q & A

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2021 Series

Cancer and the World We Live In

January 8 – How to Make Technology More Personal

Moving to a virtual world during the pandemic completely altered the way in which we were able todevelop and maintain personal connections. With oncology patients, perhaps now more than ever, it is important that we continue to build these relationships so they feel cared for and understood. Learn tips for using technology to more meaningfully engage in the online space and creative ways for making our virtual connections feel more personal.

February 12 – Relationships and Communication

Communication and meaningful relationships play a significant role in overall wellness, notably while going through a cancer journey. Join us as we discuss potential challenges and strategies to support the oncology population in enhancing their communication, forming new connections, and maintaining supportive relationships.

March 12 – Self-Care and Compassion Fatigue

Self-care and attending to one’s own well-being is always important when engaged in the work of caring for individuals and families impacted by a cancer diagnosis. The added stresses of the pandemic, social unrest and social isolation has made maintaining self-care even more challenging this year. Join us for a conversation about self-care, compassion fatigue and maintaining your own wellness during challenging times.

April 9 – Cultural Competency

The increasing diversity of our nation brings opportunities and challenges for health care providers and systems to create and deliver culturally competent services. Cultural competence is defined as the ability of providers and organizations to effectively deliver health care services that meet the social, cultural, and linguistic needs of patients. A culturally competent health care system can help improve health outcomes and quality of care and can contribute to the elimination of racial and ethnic health disparities. Join us as we explore strategies to move towards these goals.

 

Cancer through the Life Span
Through the lenses of developmental stage, communication, caregiving and resources, we will explore:
May 14 – Working with Pediatric Patients
June 11 – Working with Young Adult Patients
July 9 – Working with Middle Adult Patients
August 13 – Working with Geriatric Patients

 

Oncology Wellness
September 10 – Busting Cancer Nutrition Myths
October 8 – Overcoming Physical Activity Barriers
November 12 – Go-To Interventions
December 10 – Complementary RX:  Laughter, Happiness and Gratitude


 

Refill Your Cup:
Self-Care and Support for Professionals

 

Designed to support healthcare professionals who provide direct service to oncology patients in Illinois, this monthly group provides the opportunity to both give and receive support from others who understand the rewards and challenges of working with the oncology population. Evidence-based stress management techniques will be discussed, and each group will conclude with a guided meditation. 

FOURTH WEDNESDAYS ONLINE
4:00 – 5:15 p.m.

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Register here for Refill Your Cup!

For more information, contact Kelli Mitchell at kmitchell@wellnesshouse.org or 630.654.5197.