Communicating with Young Adults with Blood Cancer
Young adults are navigating physical, cognitive, and psychological changes, and transitioning into a more independent time of their life including social life and making more decisions on their own. They often grapple with unique issues when faced with a cancer diagnosis.
University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations Professor Carma Bylund and Advertising Associate Professor Carla Fisher discuss how best to communicate with these young adults. They describe techniques and tips for caregivers and healthcare providers and discuss topics such as fertility, intimacy, sexuality, LGBTQ specific needs, and how to encourage young adults to be involved in the decision making process for their care.
This podcast is part of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s “Treating Blood Cancers” podcast series for professionals.