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Working With Lung Cancer Patients and Family Members in Parallel Groups: Recording Only

Cecilia Chan, Ph.D., RSW, FAOSW, JP
Recorded on August 15, 2019

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About this Webinar Recording

It is commonly understood that lung cancer is often diagnosed at late stages. Patients with lung cancer experience higher distress than the others. Their family members suffer more anxiety and distress than the patients. This webinar will share the essential elements of an integrative mind-body intervention for patients and their family members. The patients and family caregivers are overwhelmed by the diagnosis, treatment side effects and possibly poor prognosis throughout the illness trajectory. Our team adapted Chinese qigong exercises into simple body movement techniques that had been found to be very helpful in enabling patients in regaining a sense of control over their body, thus improving their morale. Spiritual techniques of meaning reconstruction can help cancer patients focus on their priority in life and to seek reconciliation. Self-care techniques are shared with family members so that they become more aware of their own needs. Research on efficacy of these techniques will be shared. It is found that the stress levels of family caregivers significantly reduced and general quality of life of patients improved significantly.

Learning Objectives
At the end of the presentation, the participant will be able to:
  1. Assess how Integrative body-mind-spirit intervention can empower lung cancer patients and family caregivers.
  2. Develop mind-body techniques for cancer patients and
    family caregivers.
  3. Review research evidence on how these groups help.
Cecilia Chan, Ph.D., RSW, FAOSW, JP, is Chair Professor in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration, the University of Hong Kong. She has worked with cancer patients for more than 25 years. She has created an Integrative body-Mind-Spirit (IBMS) Intervention to empower patients and family members in living with their conditions and grow out of the experience.   

Continuing Education Credits
Level - Advanced
Participants will earn 1.5 CE credits upon successful completion of a quiz and a post-webinar evaluation. 

Course Designation
This course has been approved for 1.5 clinical continuing education clock hours.

12:00 p.m. - 12:25 p.m.: Assess how Integrative body-mind-spirit intervention can empower lung cancer patients and family caregivers.

12:26 p.m. - 12:46 p.m.: Develop mind-body techniques for cancer patients and family caregivers.

12:47 p.m.-1:06 p.m.: Review research evidence on how these groups help.


ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORK BOARDS (ASWB):  This organization, Association of Oncology Social Workers, ACE Approval #1351, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. AOSW maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 11/11/16 - 11/11/19.  Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. 

Association of Oncology Social Work, Inc., SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0320.

GRIEVANCE POLICY: ASOW will comply with all legal and ethical responsibilities to be non-discriminatory in promotional activities, program content and in the treatment of program participants. The monitoring and assessment of compliance with these standards will be responsibility of the Education Director in consultation with the Education Chair and clinical director from committee. We do our best to anticipate problems and, when they do present themselves, will attempt to alleviate complaints as quickly as possible. When a complaint, either verbally or written, is received, the following guidelines are followed with respect to achieving resolution: (1) Complaints relative to a speaker or workshop leader, contents of instructional materials being presented, or an individual educational style being utilized, the individual voicing disapproval is requested to place his/her comments in writing. An AOSW representative will convey these comments to the speaker, assuring the confidentiality of the grieved individual. (2) If the complaint concerns a continuing education activity, its content, level of presentation, or facilities in which the event is being held, the representative in charge will attempt to resolve the matter as expeditiously as possible. If the offered resolution (resolutions offered may include, but not be limited to partial/full refund of registration fees paid; credit toward future event) not satisfactory to the individual filing the complaint, then further action may be taken as follows. (3) The individual is requested to place his/her complaint in writing to the attention of the Education Director, The Association of Oncology Social Work, 17W110 22nd St, Suite 800, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181. The complaint is then reviewed by the Education Director in consultation with the Clinical Director and Education Advisor. A written response will be issued within 30-days of receipt of the written complaint.

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