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Jersey Shore University Medical Center Online CE Courses

Jersey Shore University Medical Center Meridian Health
Department of Continuing Education—Online CE

Course Title: Thriving Through Your Cancer Journey: Inspiration and Advice from a Survivor

Janice M. Woerner, MS, OTR/L

Janice M. Woerner, is two-time breast cancer survivor, motivational speaker, and healthy lifestyle enthusiast. Janice’s cancer journey began in 2010 when she was diagnosed with DCIS (Ductal Carcinoma In Situ). In addition, she was told she would be unable to conceive a child. One year later, her daughter was conceived, naturally, crediting restorative yoga in helping her body heal and increasing her fertility. In 2015, the cancer had returned and Janice underwent a bilateral mastectomy. She suffered an infection in her tissue expanders that required additional reconstructive surgeries. Janice is the author of the children’s book “Mommy Has Boo-Boos On Her Boobies”. She also offers workshops to help patients prepare and recover from their mastectomy or lumpectomy surgeries.

Janice is now a certified Occupational Therapist practicing in Old Bridge, N.J., and has achieved the professional credentials of M.S., OTR/L. Her focus is post-mastectomy or lumpectomy physical rehabilitation to increase range of motion, decrease pain and regain independence with daily tasks. However, she is most passionate about long-term recovery focusing on areas such as vocational changes, personal relationships post-treatment, self-care for mental health and dealing with the psychosocial impact from treatment.

Janice founded Jersey Girl Health and Wealth.com which is a website serving the cancer community seeking resources for health and wellness, patient education, personal development, and overall balance and serenity in their life. JGH&W.com is a place to make connections with those who strive to uplift, educate and empower. This website was created for all those affected by cancer including those currently being treated, newly diagnosed, clinicians, caregivers, family, and friends.

Cost: No fee

Credit: 1.0

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THIS EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY will present a case study of a 38-year old female diagnosed with estrogen-positive DCIS with no report of family history and experiencing a reoccurrence at the five-year follow-up. Topics will cover the healthcare provider/patient rapport at each phase of the diagnostic phase through to long-term wellness care. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the long-term psychological implications post-treatment including changes in personal relationships, difficulties with returning to previous vocations and struggles with fertility. Strategies will be presented to share with patients regarding pre-surgical preparation and navigating a new lifestyle as a survivor post-treatment.

Number of Credit Hours: Hackensack Meridian Health MH designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Cost: There is no cost to registrants for this educational activity

Overall Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this educational activity the participant should be able to:
1. Promote the importance of pre-surgical education regarding ADL training and therapeutic exercise for better post-surgical outcomes to the patient population;
2. Identify practical strategies to share with patients regarding adaptive techniques for basic self-care during and post-treatment, as well as, energy conservation strategies due to long-term chronic fatigue;
3. Assimilate each individualized patient/clinician relationship with given varying sensibilities of each individual patient, including consideration of each patient’s self-development and post-treatment for long-term health and wellness.

Method of Participation:
This internet enduring presentation is an educational video presentation. In order to receive credit, physicians must complete the entire educational activity and complete a multiple choice test at the end of the video presentation. Participants must also complete the online post-activity course evaluation form to receive credit.


Hackensack Meridian Health MH is accredited by the Medical Society of New Jersey to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Hackensack Meridian Health MH designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

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General Information

Any computer running Windows, Mac OS, or Unix machines are supported.

Internet Connection
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