Updated: Oct 17, 2018
Communication is, nowadays, part of our everyday life, be it at home or at work and we tend to take it for granted but, when communications go down (power outage, WiFi signal) we feel lost.
So, think about how vital it is for patients before, during and after treatment, to be in contact with the outside world. I speak about cancer predominately, but it is equally crucial to any medical condition that can wreak havoc on people’s bodies and lives. They need a physical, human lifeline.
It may be via online groups, where they share their experiences, supporting each other's ideas and challenges, local group meetings at hospital (check with hospital, local press)
Support through Communication is a process where we share our feelings, thoughts, experiences, ideas, suggestions, feedback etc and here we look at how important getting, and staying, in touch is to all concerned.
No matter what the situation is, if it’s of a serious nature, people need support. Many family members or friends aren’t sure what to do or say when someone they care about has cancer. But often, just being there for them, is the most important thing they can do. That person then has the comfort that someone they know is at the end of the phone if they need something. It may be just to talk, or to go to an appointment. Most of all, being a good listener will give help by showing empathy and support.
Find out more by joining my webinar, airing on Thursday 13 September at 19.00 (7pm). Would love to see you there