Number of weeks: 3
Required books?: Yes
Live video session?: No
Part of a certification or series of courses?: No
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When you’re facing cancer, it’s important to seize each opportunity and gain every advantage you can. This course will help you be effective and efficient in dealing with cancer, whether it’s you or a loved one who has been diagnosed. It will help equip you to navigate the challenges you may face and get the best possible care and treatment.
The course book actually turns itself into a manual, which allows us to create some practical how-to with the goal of navigating the medical, emotional, relational, and spiritual challenges that cancer brings. It might not happen right away, but as you learn more, your uncertainty will decrease, your coping skills will kick in, and you will be ready to face this enemy called cancer.
Students are required to have a copy of Cancer–Now What? by Kenneth C. Haugk, PhD.
This course is eligible for 1.5 CEU.
About the Instructor
Annette Arnold-Pflaum is an ordained senior chaplain and is the founder and president of Wisteria Ministries. She has specialized in grief support and crisis counseling since the beginning of 2015.
Sr. Chaplain Annette is a Nationally Board Certified Chaplain [BCC], and has been a State of Nevada Licensed Minister since 2014. She is also a Certified Lay Minister in the United Methodist Church and holds a certificate in Congregational Leadership.
A retired nurse, Annette holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology/family studies and associate degrees in education and para-medicine. She is a graduate of the Chaplaincy Nevada Theology Academy, where she is now an instructor, and has completed their advanced Clinical Pastoral Training.
Annette is honored to be the Teaching Lead of the Nevada State Chaplains Task Force: Crisis and Critical Response Team, which assists first responders, state officials, government entities and agencies, and Nevada citizens in times of disasters or other crises. Annette was part of the team that was on hand to assist after the 1 October Shooting in Las Vegas in 2017.
Having been a student herself with BeADisciple, Annette understands the benefits and joys of online education, and is excited to share those benefits with others!