Sleep Disturbance in Adults with Cancer
Featuring Dr. Cheryl Harris, C. Psych.
October 10, 2018 at 12pm EST
This webinar will highlight evidence-based recommendations for the assessment and treatment of sleep disorders in adults with cancer with a particular focus on chronic insomnia. The ongoing Sleep Well trial will be described as a potential online resource for cancer survivors with chronic insomnia.
- Develop a greater understanding of sleep disorders in the context of cancer.
- Learn about the optimal assessment and management of insomnia in adults with cancer.
- Learn about access to the Sleep Well Study as a potential online resource for cancer survivors with chronic insomnia.
Dr. Cheryl Harris is a clinical, health, and rehabilitation psychologist at The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre. She is co-principal investigator of a randomized controlled trial investigating the effectiveness of online cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia in cancer survivors and evaluating potential side-effects of the treatment. She is co-author of the Pan-Canadian Practice Guideline: Prevention, Screening, Assessment and Treatment of Sleep Disturbances in Adults with Cancer, co-authored a chapter in the learning companion to the International Classification of Sleep Disorders Diagnostic and Coding Manual, and was co-editor of a publication distributed by the Canadian Sleep Society. Other research interests include psychological approaches to the management of cancer-related pain, fear of cancer recurrence, body image following cancer treatment, and stepped care.
CAPO is pleased to release a series of free webinars. To further our efforts to encourage interdisciplinary excellence in psychosocial research education and clinical practice in oncology, the CAPO Education Committee in collaboration with the CAPO Research Committee has planned a series of webinars of varied topics address psychosocial oncology. Learn more