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On Your Terms: A Conversation About End-of-Life Care

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

People will delay talking about end-of-life care as long as possible even while acknowledging its importance. For the most part, none of us wants to deal with our mortality. Yet, this is a crucial topic for us to think through as individuals and to discuss with our families and medical team. Our guest and guide for this topic is Dr. Jessica Nutik Zitter, an expert on the medical experience of death and dying, and author of Extreme Measures- Finding a Better Path to End of Life.

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Join host Kim Thiboldeaux, President and CEO of the Cancer Support Community, for a weekly radio broadcast empowering listeners to live well with cancer. Every Tuesday, 4PM ET (1PM PT)

Encore: Understanding Professional Grief

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Although social service professionals are trained to help their clients cope with the grief that accompanies a loss, there is often little formal training on how these professionals should process their own grief when a client passes away. Social workers, nurses, physicians, clergy members, professional caregivers and others in similar occupations that experience death on a regular and continuous basis can experience “bereavement overload” that can lead to burnout and even post-traumatic stress reactions. On this episode of Frankly Speaking About Cancer, Cancer Support Helpline counselor Justin Short, MPH, MSW, LCSW, explores the topic of professional grief and how professionals in high-loss environments can better understand it and develop skills to manage it.

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Join host Kim Thiboldeaux, President and CEO of the Cancer Support Community, for a weekly radio broadcast empowering listeners to live well with cancer. Every Tuesday, 4PM ET (1PM PT)

Understanding Professional Grief

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Although social service professionals are trained to help their clients cope with the grief that accompanies a loss, there is often little formal training on how these professionals should process their own grief when a client passes away. Social workers, nurses, physicians, clergy members, professional caregivers and others in similar occupations who experience death on a regular and continuous basis can experience “bereavement overload” that can lead to burnout and even post-traumatic stress reactions. On this episode of Frankly Speaking About Cancer, Cancer Support Helpline counselor Justin Short, MPH, MSW, LCSW, explores the topic of professional grief and how professionals in high-loss environments can better understand it and develop skills to manage it.

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Join host Kim Thiboldeaux, President and CEO of the Cancer Support Community, for a weekly radio broadcast empowering listeners to live well with cancer. Every Tuesday, 4PM ET (1PM PT)

Encore Presentation: Single Fathers Due to Cancer

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Even with all its rewards and wonderful moments, parenting is a tough job. Raising a family after losing a spouse can make things even more challenging. After coming up empty-handed in their search for resources for fathers who had recently lost their wives to cancer, a team at University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill began their own support group just for these men, called Single Fathers Due to Cancer. Since its inception in the fall of 2010, this program has helped a group of fathers through a challenging time in their lives and is teaching experts important things about the unique needs of these men.

In this show, your host Kim Thiboldeaux is joined by Dr. Justin Yopp, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UNC Chapel Hill, and Bruce Ham, a single father due to cancer who has just written a book about his experience, called Laughter, Tears and Braids: a father’s journey through losing his wife to cancer.

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Join host Kim Thiboldeaux, President and CEO of the Cancer Support Community, for a weekly radio broadcast empowering listeners to live well with cancer. Every Tuesday, 4PM ET (1PM PT)