Facing Life & Facing Death – Counselling for Cancer and other life threatening illness. Presented by Stephen Quinlan And Juliette Kalifa. Stages and cycles. Diagnosis Treatment Recurrence Recovery Palliation Bereavement. DIAGNOSIS: “This could kill me.”. How / when May be a process
1. Denial , Disbelief
1. Dealing with the physical, psychological, social, financial and spiritual residues of illness
2. Coping with fears / anxieties, esp fear of recurrence
3. Reconstructing life
4. Redefining relationships, esp with carergivers
Q’s: - What will you leave behind from this experience?
What will you keep of this illness experience?
What will you add?