Through participation in this OncoReads course learners will understand the impact interruption of in-person breast cancer rehabilitation services had on women's distress and quality of life, secondary to COVID-19.

Meet the Author

Erin Helm PT, DPT, PhD is a Physical therapist and the Director of Oncology Rehabilitation Services at Specialty Rehabilitation, Inc, providing services for Helen F Graham Cancer Center within Christiana Care Health System. Specialty Rehabilitation, Inc., provides specialized care in oncology rehabilitation and lymphedema management. Erin holds an adjunct appointment at Widener University providing instruction in Oncology rehabilitation. She received her doctoral degree in Physical Therapy from University of Delaware in 2013 and has been practicing with Specialty Rehabilitation since 2014. She received her PhD in 2015 from the University of Delaware with research focusing on the relationship between exercise, neural plasticity and motor learning.

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Erin Helm PT, DPT, PhD

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  1. The learner will be able to identify appropriate interventions within breast cancer treatment and how these interventions were disrupted during rehabilitation service interruption.
  2. The learner will be able to identify what measurement tools were used to assess distress and quality of life in women receiving breast cancer related treatment.
  3. The learner will be able to report how physical activity and quality of life were affected by interruption of rehabilitation services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Type:E-Learning Course
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Enrollment:Prior to  12/31/2021
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  • Oncology
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