presented by Suzänne Taylor PhD
Financial: Suzanne Taylor receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.
Non-Financial: Suzanne Taylor has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Suzänne Taylor PhD, MBA, OTR/L
Suzänne Taylor, PhD, MBA, OTR/L, has extensive experience in oncology rehabilitation including providing direct therapy interventions and presenting on state, regional, and national levels. Dr. Taylor has dedicated her career to furthering oncology rehabilitation education, research, and program development. Her clinical practice included working in areas of surgical oncology, otolaryngology, hematology and medical oncology, bone…Read full bio
1. What is Cancer-Related Fatigue?
Helping cancer survivors and their loved ones understand that CRF is not the same as regular fatigue is the first step towards effective assessment and treatment. Join Dr. Taylor in this chapter as she provides a foundational understanding of CRF including prevalence, how long it may last, and the suspected underlying causes.
2. The Impact of Cancer-Related Fatigue
Fatigue, the most common symptom experienced, typically impacts cancer survivors on multiple levels, leading to a decreased quality of life. In this chapter Dr. Taylor begins explaining these impacts and resulting sequela of CRF in the areas of physical and cognitive functioning, work performance, mood, sense of self, and in relationships.
3. Screening, Assessing, and Evaluating Cancer-Related Fatigue
Considering that nearly all cancer survivors experience fatigue at some point between pre-diagnosis and through end of life, therapists should screen every client that has, or has had, cancer. In this chapter Dr. Taylor explains screening, assessing the impact of CRF, and evaluating physical, cognitive, and emotional fatigue along with contributing factors.
4. Treating Cancer-Related Fatigue
In this chapter Dr. Taylor explains the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Clinical Guidelines® for Cancer-Related Fatigue. In this chapter Dr. Taylor summarizes the evidence-based Category 1 interventions shown to help mitigate the impact of cancer-related fatigue.