Illness as Loss: Grieving the Loss of Health – Test

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1. Please briefly describe or give an example of the following losses associated with a cancer diagnosis:

a. Sense of the future

b. Function

c. Self-image

d. Roles

e. Relationships

f. Material losses

2. What is the most important skill a therapist can employ when working with a client diagnosed with cancer?

3. What are a few of the supports that may help a client make meaning from illness?

4. Based on what our two guests shared, how might expression (artistic, writing, verbal) support a person dealing with cancer?

5. What was the most important thing for you in the workshop? How might your work with ill patients change as a result of considering their diagnosis a loss?