Oral Presentation FCIC Survivorship Conference 2013

The Essence of Surviving Cancer (#10)

Craig Hassed 1
  1. Monash University, Notting Hill, VIC, Australia

Oftentimes people living with cancer feel that they are very passive participants in their own healthcare and believe there is little they can do to improve their wellbeing and outcome in the face of dealing with a cancer diagnosis and related treatments. Essence is an acronym that stands for Education, Stress management (mindfulness-based), Spirituality, Exercise, Nutrition, Connectedness and Environment. This presentation will explore the Essence model and how it can enable people living with cancer to foster better wellbeing, coping and cancer outcomes.