Cancer Rehabilitation

Lifestyle Medicine

Clinical Practice (assessment, diagnosis, treatment, knowledge translation/EBP, implementation science, program development)

Symposia

Falling Through the Cracks: Living With Bone Mets, Resilience, Research and the Palliative Paradox (442455)

Wednesday, October 3
2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Topaz

How does one actually LIVE with bone metastases? How can patients maintain health and prevent injury? Research? Assessment? Patient education? Resilience?
Participants will explore the diversity of experiences and needs of individuals living with bone metastases, how research, patient education and timely, accessible resources impact resilience and identify existing strategies and new opportunities for fostering resilience.
The presenter’s resilience research and personal narrative - as a healthcare professional, family caregiver and patient living with a life limiting illness, will be used as a springboard for discussion and group learning.

Learning Objectives:

Eileen E. Dahl

Registered Psychotherapist, Spiritual Care Practitioner, Speaker and Independent Resilience Researcher
Private Practice and Consulting

Eileen Dahl, RP, CT, MDiv is a Registered Psychotherapist and a Certified Spiritual Care Practitioner in Ontario, Canada. She has clinical experience in oncology, palliative care, trauma, mental health and cardiac intensive care units. Eileen is certified in thanatology (death, dying and bereavement) through the Association of Death Education and Counseling. Eileen is a public speaker, workshop presenter, educator, clinician and independent resilience researcher.

Eileen's unique life narrative enables her to speak from the perspectives of healthcare professional, family caregiver and patient living with bone metastases, and to integrate experience and learnings from all aspects of her experience in order to thrive and be resilient. Becoming a patient enabled her to experience first hand the unique challenges, gaps, learning needs and patient only spaces that are experienced by people with metastatic disease.

In early 2016, struggling and aware that she needed to learn how to live with bone mets, the resources and research she needed to optimize her health and maintain a physically active lifestyle were difficult to find. Eileen surveyed 300 people living with metastases about factors that help them be resilient and has developed resilience inventories for both patient/family and healthcare professionals. Eileen created Living with Bone Mets Awareness Week, closed FB groups "People Living with Bone Mets" for patient/family learning and support and "Bone Mets Collaborative" a space for clinicians, researchers, patients and allies to engage.

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