My post-doctoral research at the University of Surrey reviewed the confidence and perceived skills of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) practitioners in providing care and symptom management for those clients post cancer therapy. It revealed the need for us to re-evaluate how we manage and support cancer survivors after they leave the secondary care platform.
Pain in Cancer Survivors’ is a very prevalent occurrence in the USA with 34.8% of cancer survivors experiencing chronic pain some 16 years after their initial diagnosis, that’s equivalent to 1 in 3. Cancer Survivorship is improving as a direct result of better screening, better management and more complex treatment regimes, but a cancer diagnosis can mean coping with both physical and psychological symptoms long after the end of active treatment.
This online workshop addresses pain as one of the late and long-term consequences of Cancer and its treatments. We will take a look at the causes of pain in Cancer Survivors, how surgery can change tissue integrity and what effect that has on pain. We will also review ways in which we can support our clients in pain with reflexology through a combination of theory and practice.
We will consider the pain associated with:
Chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy
Radiation toxicity induced pain
Persistent post-surgical pain
Pain as a consequence of Hormonal Therapy
Fascial changes and tissue integrity
What we can do support clients in pain using a combination of reflexology techniques
The cost of the workshop has dropped from £260 to £190 if paid in full by 30th November
Dates and times vary between October/December 2020 and new dates/times will be added for 2021
For further information: https://www.reflexmaster.co.uk/pain-in-cancer-survivors.html
To book your place: https://www.reflexmaster.co.uk/pain-in-cancer-survivors-136681.html
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