Supporting Families Living with a Cancer Diagnosis

Supporting Families Living with a Cancer Diagnosis
Type: Webinar
Presenter: Jim Monahan, M.Ed., ACHE

Webinar Overview

This webinar aims to provide guidance on areas of exploration to address while working with a person with cancer and their family. Topics related to emotional, spiritual, physical and social challenges will be addressed. The ideas discussed may also be utilised by those working with or helping individuals and families with other diseases.

This webinar will benefit professional and lay helpers who provide counselling or assistance to individuals with cancer and their families. Suggested topics of exploration or conversation will be offered as well as discussion on self care and boundaries.

Webinar attendees should have counselling skills, experience working with individuals with life threatening diseases and experience working with families.

Learning Outcomes

Attendees will learn about:

  • Areas for exploration with a person living with the challenges of cancer.
  • Practical questions to use while exploring the challenges of living with cancer.
  • How to assist the person with cancer to develop coping strategies.
  • How grief is a natural part of living with cancer.

Presenter Biography

Jim Monahan has been engaged in hospice work for almost 30 years. He has worked as a patient and family counsellor, bereavement counsellor and educator. He has provided training in Australia, New Zealand, England, China and Portugal. He was a national trainer for the American Association of Retired Person’s Bereavement Services and wrote and delivered training for a national program to support those impacted by September 11. He has taught death and dying in college. Among his publications is a chapter in the book Hospice Care for Children that he co-authored with J. William Worden on parental grief.

Webinar Details


19th of September 2018


New South Wales: 3:00 - 4:30pm AEST
Victoria: 3:00 - 4:30pm AEST
Tasmania: 3:00 - 4:30pm AEST
South Australia: 2:30 - 4:00pm ACST
Queensland: 3:00 - 4:30pm AEST
Northern Territory: 2:30 - 4:00pm ACST
Western Australia: 1:00 - 2:30pm AWST


  • Member $50
  • Non Member $75


Cancellation and Refund Policy

The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement reserves the right to cancel education programs that do not achieve minimum participation, in which case all fees will be refunded.

Registration cancellations will not be accepted unless made in writing to the centre. Cancellations made more than thirty (30) days prior to the event date will be refunded less 25% of the registration fee to cover administration costs.

No registration refunds will be made after this date. Please note: The full invoiced amount will still be payable in the event of non-attendance on the day.

Terms & Conditions

ACGB's program and program content is copyrighted. Its use and dissemination is restricted and unauthorised duplication is prohibited. Viewers agree to use the product under the purchase agreement terms, which restrict number of viewers based on registration type. Individual Registration - Provides one person, the registrant, access to the webcast or DVD for personal viewing. Multi-Viewer Registration - Provides one person, the registrant, access to the webcast for streaming from one computer to a group of people or the DVD for viewing at one location. CE Credits for this program may only be obtained through ACGB. CE instructions will be provided to the registered contact for the organisation (or to the registered individual) prior to the live air date and to attendees at the end of the program.

19/09/2018 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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