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[MINI-PODCAST] Ep 64: A Summer of Disconnect for Cancer Professionals

July 20, 2021

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On this CANCER BUZZ podcast, we focus on the mental and emotional toll that COVID-19 continues to have on cancer care professionals who acknowledge that we’re not on the other side of the pandemic—while much of the public experiences a “summer of joy” due to rising vaccination rates.

This week’s guest is Krista Nelson, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C, FAOSW, oncology social worker and ACCC President. She explains the concerns of cancer care professionals who continue to deal with the challenges of caring for patients with cancer as a global pandemic continues to wear on their own well-being.

  ACCC President Krista Nelson

“We’re so grateful to science that we have this vaccine, but cancer care providers also feel this sense of exhaustion and loss—and we still have hospitals full of people with COVID-19."


Krista Nelson, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C, FAOSW
ACCC 2021-2022 President;
Program Manager of Quality & Research, Cancer Support Services & Compassion
Providence Cancer Institute
Portland, OR


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