3:45–4:45 pm Thursday, September 5

Self-reported Symptom Experiences and Self-management Strategies used by Children, Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer: What Can We Learn? (201)

Obtaining relief from symptoms of disease and treatment is essential to the quality of life of children, adolescents, and young adults (AYAs) receiving treatment for cancer. With person-centered care, clinicians must understand the individual symptom experience of every child and AYA and promote optimal symptom management. Mobile technology-based resources, such as apps, are emerging as novel ways to support symptom reporting by patients during and between clinical encounters and to teach symptom self-management skills.

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3:45-4:45 pm Thursday, September 5

Managing Depression and Anxiety in Childhood Cancer (200)

The period in which children are diagnosed with cancer and undergo treatment coincides with a time of critical physical, cognitive, behavioral, and social development. The mental health of children with cancer is particularly vulnerable due to the inherent uncertainties of the diagnosis, prognosis, therapy, and disruption of their daily lives.

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Speaker:
Amy Haskamp, MSN RN PCNS-BC CHPPN CPON®
CNE Hours
1
RX Hours
0.25
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