Managing Side Effects – Nausea and Vomiting

This video was originally published on YouTube by The American Cancer Society on July 11, 2019 here.


Perhaps the most common side effects of chemotherapy, and sometimes other treatments, are nausea and vomiting. This video provides tips for how to cope with these incredibly uncomfortable symptoms.

Learn more at: www.cancer.org/caregivers

Fear of Recurrence

This video was originally published on YouTube by The American Cancer Society on November 5, 2018 here.


Did you know that in addition to patients, caregivers may also be concerned about the cancer returning? This is called fear of recurrence. When your loved one finishes treatment and is no longer followed closely by the cancer care team on a regular basis, you may feel anxious. You’ll learn about how to manage those fears through tips on how to better cope with those feelings.

Learn more at: www.cancer.org/caregivers

Medication Management

This video was originally published on YouTube by The American Cancer Society on July 10, 2019 here.


When your loved one is being treated for cancer, they might be taking a number of medications. They may also take medications for other chronic conditions, like diabetes or high blood pressure. This video provides tips for organizing a medication system that is easy for you to manage.

Learn more at: www.cancer.org/caregivers

Stress Management

This video was originally published on YouTube by The American Cancer Society on November 5, 2018 here.


Feeling overwhelmed and juggling multiple responsibilities on top of providing care to your loved one with cancer can lead to feelings of anxiety and depression. You might feel as if the weight of world is on your shoulders. Four tips for coping are provided to help lower your stress level and better cope when times get tough. Learn more at: www.cancer.org/caregivers

How to Care from Afar

This video was originally published on YouTube on March 7, 2019 by Family Caregiver Alliance.


One of the most difficult and time-consuming tasks many caregivers face is the coordination of care for their loved one. This is especially true for long-distance caregiving. This webinar will illustrate the challenges and suggest potential solutions for long-distance caregivers. Examples will be used from a case study of an elderly person facing decline and living 400 miles away from her primary caregiver.

The personal, financial, medical, social, and legal needs of the person being cared for, along with potential red flags, will be discussed in addition to tips for making these big decisions. The overall focus of this webinar will be about how to maintain the independence, dignity, quality of life, and happiness of the person for whom care is being provided.

Objectives:

  • Recognize changes and unmet needs of a loved one with a chronic and progressive illness
  • Identify helpful resources and technology
  • Create an action plan to ensure follow through to improve the caregiving situation

Speaker: Ladi Markham, RN, BSN, MA, CCM Ladi Markham holds degrees in nursing, gerontology, and hospitality. Ms. Markham has worked in home care for five years and long-term care communities for 10 years. She has experience in several aspects of aging and uses them to promote wellness and high standards for the quality of life for her clients and families.

Discharge Planning is a Family Affair

This video was originally published on YouTube on March 7, 2019 by Family Caregiver Alliance.


Webinar slides may be downloaded here.

What Records Should You Bring For A Second Opinion Appointment?

From the Lung Cancer Town Meeting in September 2016, Janet Freeman-Daily interviews a panel of lung cancer experts about what are the essential records patients should bring to their appointment when getting a second opinion. The panel includes the following experts:

  • Nisha Monhindra, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology Division, Feinberg School of Medicine Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University
  • D. Ross Camidge, MD, PhD, Director Thoracic Oncology Clinical and Clinical Research Programs University of Colorado Denver
  • David D. Odell, MD, MMSc, Assistant Professor, Thoracic Surgery Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University
  • Timothy J. Kruser, MD, Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University

Check out the full video below to hear all of the experts advice.

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Getting A Second Opinion From A Rural Location?

From a Town Meeting in September 2016, Janet Freeman-Daily interviews a panel of cancer experts about how patients in rural or remote locations can get second or multidisciplinary opinions from larger facilities or academic institutes. The panel includes the following experts:

  • Nisha Monhindra, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology Division, Feinberg School of Medicine Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University
  • D. Ross Camidge, MD, PhD, Director Thoracic Oncology Clinical and Clinical Research Programs University of Colorado Denver
  • David D. Odell, MD, MMSc, Assistant Professor, Thoracic Surgery Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University
  • Timothy J. Kruser, MD, Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University

Check out the full video below to hear all the experts advice.

 

Getting A Second Opinion From A Rural Location? from Patient Empowerment Network on Vimeo.