Monday, September 24, 2012
Presented by Donna Wilson, RN, MSN, RRT, highlights include:
- A review of research literature on how physical activity improves quality of life after diagnosis
- Knowing the importance and benefits of fitness for patients
- Suggestions you can provide to patients about exercise programs
- A live question and answer period following the presentation
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Fatigue and impairment of physical performance are common and severe problems for cancer patients – which is why exercise training should be prescribed to maintain endurance, strength and level of physical performance. The psychological benefits of exercise training can also have a positive impact on cancer therapy patients, particularly with regard to depression.
Donna Wilson, RN, MSN, RRT,
is a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) and personal trainer with the Integrative Medicine Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Her professional experience includes working at Massachusetts General Hospital for 17 years as a CNS in the ICU unit and coordinator of the respiratory care consultation service and lung transplant program. In 1992, Donna joined the nursing staff at Memorial Sloan-Kettering as a pulmonary/thoracic CNS prior to becoming a member of the Integrative Medicine Service team in 2000. She currently designs exercises programs for all types of patients going through cancer treatments. Her goals are to rebuild strength, restore flexibility, achieved better balance, and decrease fatigue and breathlessness in all patients.
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