Paper Presentations: Professional Practice Issues — Nurse-Patient Connectedness and Nurses’ Professional Quality of Life: Experiences Volunteering at a Pediatric Oncology Camp (222-2)

3:35 – 3:55 pm Friday, September 14
1CH  Nurses working in pediatric oncology can experience unique stressors that are both professionally and personally demanding. Many pediatric oncology nurses volunteer with their local oncology camp, where there are unique opportunities for shared experiences between nurses and cancer patients/survivors outside of the clinical setting. In this session, we present findings from a mixed methods study exploring the impact of volunteering at an oncology camp on pediatric oncology nurses’ professional quality of life.