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Topics Covered

  • Overview of the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma, in the Context of COVID-19
  • Caregiving & Social Distancing, including Wearing Masks, in the Context of COVID-19
  • Deciding to Become a Caregiver: Your Important Role in Decision Making
  • Caring for Your Loved One with Multiple Myeloma, in the Context of COVID-19
  • Challenges in Communicating with the Health Care Team
  • Your Role in Adherence: Weekends, Holidays and Vacations
  • Coping with Each Day, On Special Occasions, Anniversaries & Birthdays
  • Managing Family, Friends & Traditions, in the Context of Social Distancing
  • Long Distance Caregiving
  • The Benefits of Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments
  • Guidelines to Prepare for Them re: Technology & Questions to Ask Your Healthcare Team about Quality-of-Life Concerns
  • Self-Care Tips for Managing Lifestyle, Nutrition, Hydration & Stress
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

Elizabeth K. O’Donnell, MD

Director, Lifestyle Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, Associate Director, Mass General Cancer Center’s Survivorship Program, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Stewart B. Fleishman, MD

Former Founding Director, Cancer Support Services, Continuum Cancer Centers of New York, Author, Researcher in Oncology

Georgie Cusack, MS, RN, AOCNS

Director of Education and Patient Safety, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Adjunct Nurse Leader, Nursing Research and Translational Science, Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health

Diana L. Bearden, MS, RD, CSO, LD, CNSC

Oncology Dietitian, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

Carolyn Messner, DSW, OSW-C, FAPOS, FAOSW

Director of Education and Training, CancerCare

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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on November 12, 2020.

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