Date: November 28, 2017
Hosted by: MS Society of Canada, BC & Yukon Division
Presented by: Michelle Srdanovic, M.A., R.C.C
This presentation was designed to support anyone newly diagnosed with MS in managing the emotional and psychological impact of their diagnosis. Traditional models of illness adjustment tend to emphasize ways to cope with loss and manage a decline in functioning. Instead, Michelle focuses on re-framing this understandable adjustment as an ongoing transition to a “new normal”. She offers information, strategies and tips that will encourage participants to find ways to live along-side their MS diagnosis instead of allowing it to hijack their identity. Related issues such as self-care, the impact of having MS on relationships, and support for care-givers will also be addressed.
This session is hosted by the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, BC & Yukon Division. We gratefully acknowledge the support of Sanofi Genzyme who provided an education grant which makes this webinar, Making Sense of a New Diagnosis: MS 101 for the Newly Diagnosed, possible.