Wellness Within Cancer Support

Discovering Choices in Your Cancer Care with Laura Pole, RN, MSN, OCNS

June 05, 2023 Wellness Within Cancer Support Services Season 12 Episode 2
Wellness Within Cancer Support
Discovering Choices in Your Cancer Care with Laura Pole, RN, MSN, OCNS
Show Notes

Do you find yourself looking for methods to improve treatment outcomes, manage side effects of cancer and treatments, reduce chances of recurrence, or prevent long-term or late effects of cancer and treatments?  Hear from Laura Pole, RN, MSN, OCNS from CancerChoices as she speaks about using the integrative whole person approach to cancer care which includes conventional, complementary, and self-care practices.  Laura provides many knowledgeable and inspiring take-aways in this episode, while embracing the importance of shifting from the state of overwhelm to discovering your internal map with supportive resources and guidance from those who will walk beside you.

The episode ends with Laura sharing about her beautiful song, "I Come for the Love", off  Laura's trio's  album "Virginia Morning". Click here to listen and download:  https://trifolkal.hearnow.com/

Laura Pole is senior clinical consultant for CancerChoices. Laura is an oncology clinical nurse specialist who has been providing integrative oncology clinical care, navigation, consultation, and education services for over 40 years. She is the co-creator and co-coordinator of the Integrative Oncology Navigation Training at Smith Center for Healing and the Arts in Washington, DC. Laura also manages the “Media Watch Cancer News That You Can Use” listserv for Smith Center/Commonweal. In her role as a palliative care educator and consultant, Laura has served as statewide Respecting Choices Faculty for the Virginia POST (Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment) Collaborative as well as provided statewide professional education on palliative and end-of-life care for the Virginia Association for Hospices and Palliative Care.

For CancerChoices, Laura scouts out content and research, networks with clinical and organizational partners, brings awareness and education of integrative oncology at professional and patient conferences and programs, and translates research into information relevant to the patient experience as well as clinical practice.

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