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Couple’s course for adults with cancer

The couple’s course is suitable for you, if

  • you are over 18 and you have been diagnosed with cancer
  • the initial stage of the treatment has nearly come to an end, the treatment has finished or the follow-up of the treatment is under way.

Use the course search to look up when courses are arranged

Use the search term ”syöpä”. Please note, the service is in Finnish and Swedish only.

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The date and time of the course is set on the basis of your individual situation. 

Rehabilitation is arranged for the following target groups:

  • persons under 50
  • persons under 68
  • persons over 68.

The course is also available in Swedish.

Purpose of the course

The aim of the course is to provide support in the changed situation caused by the disease. You will also receive information and guidance to help you to continue living a life that is as full and meaningful as possible despite your illness. Rehabilitation is also a way of strengthening your resources and life management skills in order for you to be able to function as independently and actively as possible in your everyday life.

Content of the course and implementation

The rehabilitation is implemented as group rehabilitation taking each client’s individual goal and need for rehabilitation into consideration.

The course includes group discussions and working in small groups, a variety of activities as well as individual interviews, meetings and discussions with rehabilitation experts.

The rehabilitation is arranged on the service provider’s premises. The course lasts 5 days. Your spouse or partner can accompany you throughout the rehabilitation. You can stay overnight at the place of the rehabilitation or travel there from home each day.

The service provider contacts you before and after the rehabilitation.

Course personnel

The course is implemented by the following experts:

  • specialist in oncology or specialist in surgery well versed in cancers
  • registered nurse or public health nurse
  • psychologist
  • social worker, Bachelor of Social Sciences, rehabilitation instructor or Master of Social Sciences (major subject rehabilitation science).

Depending on your individual needs, other rehabilitation professionals may also take part.

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Last modified 20/6/2023

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