March 25, 2021
The role of the male partner of someone with ovarian cancer is often a challenging one as they experience their own grief and loss as they support their loved one through an ovarian cancer diagnosis and treatment. This webinar focuses on the emotional impact of caring for a woman with ovarian cancer, including issues around sexuality and intimacy.
Our first speaker is Dr Oliver Holmes, a Clinical Psychologist at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre who helps patients and their families manage the psychological impacts of cancer. Dr Holmes discusses the emotional impact of caring for a woman with ovarian cancer.
Our second speaker is Kim Hobbs, an oncology social worker at the Westmead Centre for Gynaecological Cancer in Sydney who has supported many women and couples as they negotiate the challenges imposed by an ovarian cancer diagnosis, including in the areas of intimacy and sexuality. Kim discusses issues around intimacy and sexuality, including strategies for maintaining relationship well-being.
We also hear from Tom Braes, a 66 year old QLD magistrate, father of 4 and grandfather of 5, whose wife was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer in 2016. Tom shares an honest and raw insight into his experience of being a carer to his wife, including the challenges he faces.
We are extremely grateful for the funding received for this webinar from Dry July, which is part of OCA’s program to support male partners of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
Watch the full webinar
- Dr Oliver Holmes
- Kim Hobbs
- Tom Braes