Our Cancer Care Coordinator Jen recently caught up with Health Speak podcast presenter Penny Terry. Jen helps us navigate through the health speak you’ll hear during a cancer diagnosis and treatment, as she explains her role as a cancer care coordinator.
Most importantly, Jen and the team at the Northern Cancer Service would like you to know that you’re not alone on your cancer journey. If you are not sure who to ask, ask Jen or our other Cancer Care Coordinators, Breast Cancer Nurses or the Prostate Cancer Nurse Specialist.
Episode title: When you’re not sure who to ask, you can ask Jen.
Episode description: You may expect that a cancer service could be a fairly morbid place to work, but Cancer Care Co-Ordinator Jen Morling says it’s almost always opposite. Jen learns so much from her patients from renovating tricks to resilience tips, as she goes about her day to day job of doing whatever is required to make the process of cancer treatment smoother and clearer – within a health system that is complex and with a diagnosis that usually doesn’t come with a perfect science.
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Show description: This podcast is the fastest (and funniest) way to learn which health professionals you really need in your life. The statistics tell us that most Australians don’t know enough “Health Speak” to properly look after their health. From Bum Doctors to Speech Pathologists, Dieticians to Exercise Physiologists, in this podcast Penny Terry rejects the health jargon, bans the big words and leaves the Latin alone as she finds out who these people are, how they can help and what they do… to you. This project was funded by the Healthy Tasmania Community Innovations Grants through the Tasmanian Government.