Issues of Self-Image, Disfigurement, and Sadness in People Living With Cancer, an article in ‘The Whole Patient’
by Carolyn Messner, DSW, LCSW-R, Director of Education and Training, CancerCare; Tatiana Vera, Prep for Prep—Prep 9, Sophomore, Barnard College; Christin Washington, Prep for Prep 9, Loomis Chaffee ’13; Imani Doyle, Prep for Prep, Poly Prep Country Day School ’13; Sarah Quinlan, BA, Education Technical Coordinator, CancerCare; Alicia Wong, BBA, Consultant, CancerCare; Dawn Zador, Senior Education Program Manager, CancerCare
Ready for Retirement? For cancer survivors, a retirement plan can ensure that you are financially and emotionally prepared - an article in ‘Coping Magazine’
by Carolyn Messner, DSW, MSW, ACSW, BCD,LCSW-R and Enrique Silva, BS, M.Arch NCIDQ, LEED AP
Press Release: 2011 Palliative Care State-by-State Report Card Shows Nation Improves but Regional Gaps Remain (PDF)
How Legal Services Are Supplementing the Work of the Cancer Team for Certain Psycho-Social Issues - Oncology Times Article
Oncology Social Work: Its Contribution to Living with Cancer - an article by Carolyn Messner.
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Carolyn Messner provides interdisciplinary leadership on intersection of work/treatment issues. Oncology Nurse offers CEUs for completion of Carolyn's article. See http://www.theoncologynurse.com/sites/theoncologynurse.com/files/CE25.pdf for the article.
Impending Oncology Social Work Shortage (PDF) an article in Oncology Issues by AOSW President Carolyn Messner, addresses the shortage of oncology social workers. To read other articles by Carolyn Messner, click here.
ExCEL in Social Work
Excellence in Cancer Education & Leadership
ExCEL strives to improve the delivery of psychosocial-spiritual care for oncology patients through an innovative social work-specific educational program. ExCEL is a collaborative partnership between the City of Hope, the Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW) and the Association of Pediatric Oncology Social Workers (APOSW).
The ExCEL in Social Work pre-conference at the AOSW Annual Conference addresses critical aspects of quality care while encouraging oncology social workers to meet and exceed the recommendations of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) 2008 Report - "Cancer Care for the Whole Patient: Meeting Psychosocial Health Needs."
For more information please visit http://www.cityofhope.org/education/health-professional-education/nursing-education/excel/Pages/default.aspx or email ExCEL@coh.org
Press Release: AOSW and ONS Release Position on Patient Navigation
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Online Access to the Journal of Psychosocial Oncology (AOSW members only)
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