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Heather Palmer and Maximum Capacity are featured in an article in the November issue of the Cancer Care Nova Scotia Newsletter. You can read the full article, titled “Clearing the Confusion About Brain Fog”, here. Heather was in Nova Scotia back in September, where she gave a presentation at the 14th Annual Cape Breton Cancer Symposium. The event was titled “Psychosocial Oncology: How Can We Do Better?”

It was a well-organized and informative day featuring a great line-up of speakers providing an array of possibilities for improving the lives of those affected by cancer. Topics included a project on screening for and management of distress, guidance on how to address the sexual needs of cancer patients, and a review of life after cancer by a highly respected social worker by the name of Tom McNeil. Heather’s favourite talks of the day were delivered by Dr. Joanne Stephen and Reverend David Maginley. Joanne presented data from Cancer Chat Canada which is a professionally-led online support for Canadians affected by cancer. David provided an eloquent and humorous talk on spirituality and cancer. Heather and I now regularly share with people a line from David’s talk: “Cancer is a fast track to authenticity”.

While visiting beautiful Cape Breton, Heather was interviewed on CBC Information Morning Cape Breton with Steve Sutherland (you can play the podcast here: ), presented to clinicians and oncology staff across Nova Scotia during oncology Grand Rounds, and even managed to squeeze in an evening information presentation to the general public, as part of Nova Scotia’s Cancer Answers program.Although she did not manage to fit in a drive along the Cabot Trail, she hopes to continue to work with Nova Scotians and make her way back there in the near future.

Posted by Jen, Programs Manager and Brain Fog Facilitator, Nov. 14, 2011


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