Living & Dying Well using ACT: My Life as a Clinical Psychologist with Terminal Cancer
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Dr Jo Tedstone is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist who was formerly the clinical lead of our service. She was diagnosed with terminal bowel cancer in March 2018, and has kindly agreed to share how her background in physical health clinical psychology has impacted her experience with cancer.
We would recommend taking the time to watch the full video, but feel free to navigate to the sections you feel are most relevant to you - you can use the time stamps listed below as a guide:
0:08 - About Jo
1:16 - Jo's experience of diagnosis
3:25 - Jo's experience of treatment
6:37 - Side effects from treatment and hair loss
12:35 - Coping with pain
17:37 - The impact of using ACT
23:20 - Jo's toughest challenges and talking to family
29:39 - Planning for death and end of life care
33:25 - How Jo feels about dying and grieving
39:02 - Advice if you're in a similar situation
42:48 - Rounding off her career with a national Macmillan Award