Education Session | Communication & Cancer: The Good, Bad & the Ugly
A cancer diagnosis may impact many areas of your life. It may impact your job, your daily routine and your finances. A diagnosis may also put stress on your relationships or amplify pre-existing difficulties in communication. Even those who typically communicate well may have trouble talking about a cancer diagnosis and how it’s affecting their lives and relationships. Research shows that good communication between you and your partners/family/friends may be vital to not only your mental health but also to your overall well-being.
Presenter: Teri Henderson (she/her), M.S.W, R.S.W is a master trained social worker whose expertise is in family and community health care. She has worked in oncology for decades including as Director of Community Programs at Hospice Toronto. Currently, Teri teaches Mindfulness Informed End of Life Care at the University of Toronto in the AMM-MIND program, is the Associate Director of Community Development at Gilda’s Club, and has a mindfulness-based, trauma-informed, private practice working with individuals living with life-limiting illness and their families and friends.