Preconference Workshops (Thursday, September 5)

Each pre-conference course is an extra-fee event. Please click on each course title to view the full description.
8:15 am – 11:45 am

What To Expect After Earning a Doctoral Degree in Nursing: An Interactive Workshop to Facilitate Your Success (003)

There is a growing emphasis on higher education in nursing. The Institute of Medicine [IOM] report Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health outlined mechanisms to achieve these goals (IOM, 2010). The number of nurse professionals enrolling in terminal degree programs, either the doctorate of nursing practice (DNP) or the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), is increasing among APHON members. This interactive workshop is designed to address the inquiries of members interested in pursuing terminal degrees and sharing experiences of employment opportunities after earning a doctorate.

8:15 am – 11:45 am

Spirituality, Moral Distress, Unconscious Bias and Caring for Yourself in Pediatric Palliative Care (004)

Palliative care seeks to relieve, soothe, and prevent suffering for children with serious illness, including those with cancer and serious blood disorders. This suffering may be physical, emotional, social, spiritual, or environmental. Palliative care is one strategy to address actual and potential suffering in pediatric hematology/oncology nursing practice. APHON has a long history of palliative care initiatives. In 2002, APHON members were instrumental in developing the Precepts of Palliative Care for Children and Adolescents, and in 2003, APHON members attended the first ELNEC-Pediatric training. From the early 2000s to the present, APHON has strived to attend to the needs of educating members on the integration of palliative care into pediatric hematology/oncology care.

8:15 am – 11:45 am

International Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nursing (005)

The International Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nursing preconference workshop will introduce attendees to the current global pediatric oncology nursing landscape. A documentary vignette, “How I Live” by Persistent Productions, will provide an overview of the challenges and successes surrounding treatment in limited-resource countries through stories of patients, families, and healthcare professionals. This educational and emotionally impactful vignette will highlight the survival disparity between low- and high-income countries. Presentations featuring international initiatives and programs will follow.

8:15 am – 11:45 am

Giving Evidence-Based Practice Back to the Bedside Nurse (006)

Bedside nurses who care for hematology and oncology patients on our 34-bed unit expressed an ethical responsibility to ensure the care they provided was based on the most current and highest quality literature. In response, the Evidence-Based Practice Workgroup (EBPW) was established four years ago and has become a model for implementing strategies to facilitate EBP and empower bedside nurses to implement changes in clinical practice. PICO questions are presented during EBPW meetings.

Temima Oratz, BSN RN CPHON®
Caroline Rooke, BSN RN CNML CPHON®
$110 for APHON members
$140 for non-members
CNE Hours