Date Presented Accepted for AOTA INSPIRE 2021 but unable to be presented due to online event limitations.
This qualitative phenomenology explored the lived experiences of cancer survivors in a community-based, interprofessional survivorship program and explains further exploration for inclusion of OT. Personal themes describing impact on the individuals included (1) journey of spiritual and emotional healing, (2) growing into a new sense of self, and (3) moving from survival to life. Relational themes included (1) building a community of caring and connection and (2) embracing the value of altruism.
Primary Author and Speaker: Lynne Murphy
Additional Authors and Speakers: Kendall Ellis, Nicole Fox, Sarah Lee, Rachel Lennon, and Gloria Norton