The Guilt of Surviving Cancer
“Why do I feel guilty?”

When: 28th July 2016 
What Time: 7pm - 8pm AEST
60 minutes
Online - join via your computer, tablet or smart phone
Panel: Ian Olver AM, Maxine Rosenfield, Ben Bravery and Sana Qadar
Cost: Complimentary

About the Webinar

Surviving cancer and feeling guilty can be an unexpected emotion. It may become a secret burden as you may not feel confident to talk freely about your feelings. It is in fact a common challenge with the feelings of guilt often mixed up with feelings of grief.  

About the Presenters

This discussion will be facilitated by Jill Mills, Cancer Council NSW, Practical Support Unit and the panel will include:

Ian Olver AM 

Ian Olver AM is a medical oncologist, bioethicist and researcher. He is currently Professor of Translational Cancer Research, Director, Sansom Institute for Health Research and Dean, Research Strategy in the Division of Health Sciences, University of South Australia, where he heads up a psycho-oncology research team. He currently chairs the Australian Health Ethics Committee of the NHMRC and sits on NHMRC Council. He is the President of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer.

Maxine Rosenfield

Maxine has over 25 years’ experience as a counsellor, supervisor, trainer, author and consultant with wide experience of working across a variety of organisations from hospitals and large non-governmental organisations to small volunteer based organisations and private corporations.

Maxine is a Board member of the Cancer Counselling Professionals Association and a board member of the Australasian Association for Supervision. She is also a member of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia’s (PACFA) Ethics Committee and it's Professional Standards Committee.

Ben Bravery

Ben was diagnosed with stage three colorectal cancer in 2011 at the age of 28. Ben had radiotherapy, surgery and chemotherapy and this July marks 5 years since the surgery that removed his primary tumour. Ben has been involved in a support group for young adults with colorectal cancer and volunteers as an advocate for people living with cancer across a variety of organisations. Ben is currently studying medicine but is no closer to working out why he survived cancer and others don't.

Sana Qadar

Sana Qadar was 22 when Ben Bravery, her partner of 5 months, was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. She is a Canadian TV and radio journalist and currently a reporter at SBS. She often thinks about what it means for Ben to have survived cancer and the ongoing impact of the diagnosis and treatment on herself and their relationship. Her experience as Ben's carer, and losing a close friend to melanoma two years ago, means that cancer is never far from her mind.

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