We learn how to treat patients after a cancer diagnosis from a PT standpoint – but do we fully consider how other factors impact our patients’ progress?
Yes, they may be participating in sessions, but do they have food, money to cover housing, a safe place to sleep? These factors affect our patients & their ability to live their best lives after a cancer diagnosis.
But how can we possibly address these issues when we have so much on our plate? By not trying to do it all. Community resources & organizations can help our patients & thus our ability to help our plans of care. And we aren’t using them enough, mainly because we don’t know they’re out there.
Dawn Hogh of Cancer CAREpoint explains exactly how these services help patients, how we can help patients access them, & how to find these resources in our own communities. Listen now!
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Dawn has been privileged to be a part of Cancer CAREpoint for the last four years, serving as the Executive Director since March 2020, and previously serving as the Deputy Director and the Director of Development and Marketing. Dawn also served as the Sr. Director, Development and Marketing at Hope Services, and was a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Board of Rebuilding Together, Silicon Valley. Prior to moving to the non-profit sector, she spent 25 years in high tech, serving in senior executive positions for a variety of public and private companies. Dawn has a B.A. in Economics and M.S. in Industrial and Operations Engineering, both from the
University of Michigan.