The Wednesday AccrualNet Post (3-7-12) Family Matters
Originally posted by: Ellen Richmond, AccrualNet Co-Moderator, on the former AccrualNet site on Mar 08, 2012.
We counted lots of clicks on the blog post honoring African American History month - which included a hyperlink to a great video interview on minority recruitment with Dr. Lauren Wood. Always after those extra clicks, I went back to YouTube and found another powerful video called "Deep Water: Making Sense of a Cancer Diagnosis" told by Cindy Lollar of NCI. She tells her "emotional story of wading into the rising flood of information about her mother's stage III ovarian cancer diagnosis." The story illustrates the difficult but important role family members can play in helping a loved one make informed cancer treatment decisions, including the possibility of a clinical trial. The story also describes how to contact the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service for help in understanding cancer and available resources. NCI's cancer information specialists are trained to answer cancer-related questions by telephone (1-800-4-CANCER), LiveHelp instant messaging, and e-mail. There is no charge or fee for the service, which is provided in English or Spanish.” The impact of illness on the whole family and their potential role in treatment decisions probably can’t be overstated.--- I think this video could be used for both patient and staff education.