Focus on ‘A Different Kind of Hope’ in Cancer

Mar 31, 07:17 PM
Clinicians, patients, and caregivers alike all reported that they want cancer to be a communal experience – meaning that they feel that they are supported in the journey. However, certain factors can lead to feelings of isolation. 
 
In this episode of “The Vitals,” we spoke with Jody Koenig Kellas, PhD, department chair and professor, interpersonal, family, and health communication at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Her research looked at the communal cancer experience, and gives clinicians direct tips on how they can reframe hope for patients and caregivers.