Paula Newhook is one of the social workers providing important service and support to cancer patients and families in the province.
The oncology social work program is a part of the Provincial Cancer Care Program – to learn about this important program and services offered to the patients & families, please check their website: https://cancercare.easternhealth.ca/
We thank Paula for speaking in the Public Conference on Cancer on this very important topic!
I have been a cancer researcher in this province for almost 14 years, but I must say I was always confused about these two very important provincial cancer care-related organizations: the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation and the Provincial Cancer Care Program.
They both have many beneficial activities and support to cancer patients and families in NL. But, what is the difference?
I think I have finally got some clarity around this. If I missed anything, please comment/correct!
For example, the Foundation not only raises funds/money for cancer care, education, and patient and family support, but it also directly supports patients, families, and kids through two financial support programs https://cancercarefoundation.ca/get-support/. Check out their website for further info – a truly astonishing work and support shown to our residents through generosity of many donors. Thank you folks!
Please talk to you doctor if you or someone you know can benefit from these programs.
Whether you are a patient, have a family member or someone you know with cancer, the Cancer Care Foundation and the Provincial Cancer Care Program may bring relief to you and/or other affected individuals.
Till next time.
Sevtap Savas, PhD. July 23, 2022 St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
I am really very excited about this opportunity and being able to represent/advocate for cancer patients and families from across Canada, and represent our province, Newfoundland and Labrador, in this professional organization!
CAPO focuses on promoting psychological and social care for cancer patients and families, in Canada and beyond.
I have been a member of this organization since 2020. I became a CAPO member because I had a social oncology study to present in CAPO 2020 Conference, my first ever conference on social and psychological aspects of cancer. I have been learning a lot by attending the CAPO annual conferences and serving in CAPO’s committees since then. In addition to being appointed as a member of the Board, I also chair the CAPO’s Advocacy Committee.
Such memberships are important.
Representation is important.
Contributing to bigger causes and goals are important.
I am excited by the possibility that by contributing to CAPO’s mission, I will be able to contribute to wellness of cancer patients and families in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada (and beyond).
I am confident that I will contribute generously and provide fresh perspectives to the Board of CAPO.
In the mean time, if you are a patient or family member in Newfoundland and Labrador, you may want to check the Provincial Cancer Care program services, for example the oncology social worker program. There are other programs that you or your family members may benefit from.
Until next time,
Sevtap Savas, PhD. May 26, 2022 St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
Spring feels great in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador!