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LMU-DCOM TO HOST "I CAN COPE" PROGRAM



March 11, 2009 - Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) will host the March “I Can Cope” program, offered by the American Cancer Society, the Baker Cancer Treatment Center and LMU-DCOM. The program, entitled “Caregiver Concerns: How to Care for the Cancer Patient,” will be held Tuesday, March 31, at 5:30 p.m. in Room 105 of the LMU-DCOM building on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tenn.

The featured speaker for the March program will be Dr. Kay Paris, associate professor of social work at LMU and chair of the LMU Department of Social Science. The meeting is free to cancer patients and their loved ones, but registration is requested. Please call 423-869-0725 or 1-800-ACS-2345 for more information or to register.

The American Cancer Society’s “I Can Cope” program gives participants an opportunity to share their concerns with others facing similar experiences and to design ways to cope with the challenges that arise from a cancer diagnosis. This program provides relevant knowledge and enhanced skills on various aspects of a cancer diagnosis. In addition, videotapes, printed materials and class discussion provide up-to-date information for patients, family and friends.

The DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine is located on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. LMU-DCOM is an integral part of LMU’s values-based learning community, and is dedicated to preparing the next generation of osteopathic physicians to provide healthcare in the often underserved region of Appalachia and beyond. For more information about LMU-DCOM, call 1-800-325-0900, ext. 7082, e-mail dcom@lmunet.edu, or visit us online at www.lmunet.edu/dcom.

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