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Sheila Longpré

PhD, OTR/L

Sheila M. Longpre, PhD, OTR/L is an Associate Professor at Gannon University in Ruskin, Florida. In her six years of teaching, Sheila has focused on educating future occupational therapy practitioners in an entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy program. Her research interests include cancer and occupational therapy practices, specifically pertaining to lifespan, childhood cancer, breast cancer, head and neck cancer, and survivorship in relation to occupational performance, roles, habits, and quality of life. She currently mentors students in research, oncology, and education.

Prior to her academic teaching experience, she worked at two of the leading cancer centers in the United States. She had the opportunity to start the acute care occupational therapy program at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute. From there she went on to work at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center where she increased her knowledge and expertise about oncology and occupational therapy practice in the number ranked facility in the nation.

In addition, she has had the opportunity to present locally, nationally, and internationally on the topic of oncology and occupational therapy practice. She has authored several chapters and documents related to the role of occupational therapy in various settings. She is currently co-editing a book on occupational therapy practice across the cancer care continuum. She is also a co-author in peer-reviewed journals that discuss oncology and the role of the occupational therapy practitioner.

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Across the Cancer Care Continuum: Caregiver Training

Presented by Sheila Longpré, PhD, OTR/L

Across the Cancer Care Continuum: Caregiver Training

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Caregiver support may be provided by a family member or health care provider. Regardless of who provides the care, the nature of caregiving takes on countless shapes and forms. This course will focus on the role of the caregiver providing support for the cancer survivor across the cancer care continuum, from diagnosis to end of life. It will address the physical and emotional needs of the cancer survivor, the everchanging role of the caregiver, and the importance of the caregiver's well-being.

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Across the Cancer Care Continuum: Cancer Survivorship

Presented by Sheila Longpré, PhD, OTR/L

Across the Cancer Care Continuum: Cancer Survivorship

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Due to early detection and advancements in cancer treatment, the number of cancer survivors continues to increase. A cancer survivor is defined as someone who is living that has been diagnosed with cancer. Since more individuals are living far beyond their initial stages of treatment, cancer survivorship is now being considered a chronic condition. This course will teach caregivers how to help the cancer survivor reestablish roles, habits, and routines that promote occupational engagement and well-being.

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Across the Cancer Care Continuum: Addressing Sex and Intimacy

Presented by Sheila Longpré, PhD, OTR/L

Across the Cancer Care Continuum: Addressing Sex and Intimacy

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Cancer and its treatment may lead to physical and psychosocial impairments. Addressing both physical and psychosocial aspects provides a holistic approach to cancer care. One area of interest that is often overlooked is intimacy. Addressing intimacy with a client can be uncomfortable initially. This course will provide an overview of intimacy and its dysfunction as related to oncology care across the cancer care continuum through the scope of practice of the occupational therapy practitioner. It is intended to provide the practitioner with the tools necessary to establish or reestablish intimacy for the client diagnosed with cancer.

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