Self-Care Series for Oncology Professionals Session II: " I have a headache; it must be cancer. " Confronting Anxiety and Fear Associated with Professional Cancer Caregiving and Trauma Exposure

Autor: OncoLink Team
Contribuidor de contenido: The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
Fecha de la última revisión: February 17, 2015
Welcome to OncoLink's Self-Care Series for oncology professionals. Watch the video below and then follow the instructions below the video box to obtain continuing education credits.

Self-Care Series for Oncology Professionals: Session II

***THIS MODULE IS NO LONGER ELIGIBLE FOR CE CREDIT***

Nursing Continuing Education Instructions

This continuing education activity is designed to enable the learner to understand the challenges of working in oncology and how they can maintain a healthy work-life balance.

This activity has been approved for 1.0 contact hour by the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Nursing Development and Education, an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

To receive continuing education credits for this activity:

  • Watch the presentation in its entirety.
  • Click on the link at the end to go to the posttest and complete the test.
  • If you do not achieve a passing score, you will return to the test and be able to retake the posttest.
  • If you achieve a score of 80% or higher, you can proceed to the evaluation form.
  • Once you submit the evaluation, the CE certificate will pop up. Please print this for your records. You will also receive a copy by email.

The presenters and planning committee report no conflicts of interest.
This activity expires February 16, 2017.

The educational objectives of this activity are:

  • Review concepts of secondary trauma, vicarious trauma, countertransference and somatic reactions to repeated and prolonged exposure to cancer.
  • Discuss three responses to secondary trauma, vicarious trauma and countertransference: Avoidance, hypervigilance and informed self care behaviors.
  • Discuss healthy coping mechanisms and self-care strategies for dealing with repeated trauma exposure, vicarious trauma and somatic countertransference.

Social Work Continuing Education Instructions

This continuing education activity is designed to enable the learner to understand the challenges of working in oncology and how they can maintain a healthy work-life balance.
The educational objectives of this activity are:

  • Review concepts of secondary trauma, vicarious trauma, countertransference and somatic reactions to repeated and prolonged exposure to cancer.
  • Discuss three responses to secondary trauma, vicarious trauma and countertransference: Avoidance, hypervigilance and informed self care behaviors.
  • Discuss healthy coping mechanisms and self-care strategies for dealing with repeated trauma exposure, vicarious trauma and somatic countertransference.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Provider # 1105, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards through the Approved Continuing Education program. LLS maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.0 CE clock hours. Licensed social workers should contact their individual jurisdictional board to review current continuing education requirements.

To receive continuing education credits for this activity:

  • Watch the presentation in its entirety.
  • Click on the link at the end to go to the posttest and complete the test.
  • If you do not achieve a passing score, you will return to the test and be able to retake the posttest.
  • If you achieve a score of 80% or higher, you can proceed to the evaluation form where you will need to enter your demographic information and SW license number.
  • CE certificates will be emailed.

The presenters and planning committee report no conflicts of interest.
This activity expires February 16, 2017.

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Session 3: Launch date: Tuesday, April 14, 2015

  • The art of debriefing as a self care strategy.
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Session 4: Launch date: Tuesday, June 16, 2015

  • Making it work: identifying and embracing your self-care plan!

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