Paper Presentations Disclaimer: 1 CNE contact hour will be awarded for attending all three paper presentations presented during each time-slot. Partial credit is not available.

3:30 – 3:50 pm Wednesday, September 2

Paper Presentation: Symptoms Across the Cancer Continuum—Time Will Tell? Symptom Clusters, Physical Activity, and Quality of Life During Maintenance Therapy in Children with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (209-1)

Children undergoing treatment for acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) report co-occurring symptoms of fatigue, sleep disturbances, and depression as a symptom cluster. Physical activity (PA) is essential for development and may influence symptom severity. Nurses often advise patients and families that if they are experiencing distressing symptoms, these will improve with time during the less intensive maintenance phase of therapy.

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Speaker:
Mary Hooke, PhD APRN PCNS FAAN CPON®
CNE Hours
0.33
3:50 – 4:10 pm Wednesday, September 2

Paper Presentation: Symptoms Across the Cancer Continuum—Symptoms and Quality of Life of Children and Adolescents Receiving Cellular Therapies (209-2)

Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) and chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy are potentially curative therapies for children with life-threatening conditions but can result in a high symptom burden and poor quality of life (QoL).

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Speaker:
Jessica Ward, PhD MPH CPNP RN
CNE Hours
0.33
4:10 – 4:30 pm Wednesday, September 2

Paper Presentation: Symptoms Across the Cancer Continuum— Comparison of Symptom Reports Among Children with Advanced Cancer and Their Parents (209-3)

Using patient-reported outcomes to elicit a child’s symptom experience is the gold standard; however, little empirical evidence exists demonstrating consistent integration of self-report of physical and psychological symptoms across clinical settings. Additionally, studies have revealed discordance among children and parents for symptom reporting during cancer treatment.

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Speaker:
Kathleen Montgomery, PhD RN PCNS-BC CPHON®
Jessica Ward, PhD MPH CPNP RN
CNE Hours
0.34
12:15 – 12:35 pm Thursday, September 3

Paper Presentation: Supporting Patient Well-Being and Quality of Life—The Effect of Integrative Therapies on Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Patients (214-1)

This session will discuss the significance of providing nonpharmacological interventions to patients using integrative therapies. The literature indicates integrative therapies are gaining popularity in hospital settings and have positive effects on patients. Understanding the impact of integrative therapies will inspire nurses to incorporate integrative principles into their own nursing practices.

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Speaker:
Margaret Brill Conway, RN BSN RYT-500 CPHON®
CNE Hours
0.33
12:35 – 12:55 pm Thursday, September 3

Paper Presentation: Supporting Patient Well-Being and Quality of Life—The Influence of Health Seeking Behavior on the Health Literacy of Adolescents with Sickle Cell Disease (214-2)

Between 94% and 98% of children with sickle cell disease (SCD) are living to age 18 years and beyond. However, patients with SCD experience significant morbidity and mortality after they transfer from pediatric care to adult care. One hypothesis is that health literacy plays a role in the transition of children with SCD from pediatric care to adult care.

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Speaker:
Elizabeth Perry Caldwell, PhD RN
Libby Rosonet, MSN RN CPHON®
CNE Hours
0.33
12:55 – 1:15 pm Thursday, September 3

Paper Presentation: Supporting Patient Well-Being and Quality of Life—Psychosocial interventions to improve social health of adolescents and young adults with cancer: A review (214-3)

The incidence of cancer diagnosis in the adolescent and young adult (AYA) population has been increasing, and more frequently these patients are being cared for at pediatric institutions. The AYA population has a set of psychosocial needs that differ from other age groups. Failure to tend to these needs leads to a host of negative health outcomes from cancer and therapy and negatively impacts the quality of life.

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Speaker:
Clifton Thornton, MSN RN CNMT CPNP
CNE Hours
0.34
2:30 – 2:50 pm Thursday, September 3

Paper Presenation: Global Health—POINTE: A Novel Way of Spreading Global Pediatric Oncology Nursing Knowledge (220-1)

Well-trained nurses are vital for optimal outcomes in pediatric oncology. One of the most significant barriers to adequately treating children with cancer in resource-constrained settings is a lack of healthcare workers in general and even fewer with specialty training in pediatric oncology.

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Speaker:
Rachael Kunkel, BSN RN CPN CPHON®
CNE Hours
0.33
2:50 – 3:10 pm Thursday, September 3

Paper Presentations: Global Health — WHO Global Childhood Cancer Initiative: Relevance for Nursing Immigrant and Vulnerable Families Facing Childhood Cancer in the United States (220-2)

In 2017, the WHO World Health Assembly passed the Cancer Prevention and Control through an Integrated Approach (WHA70.12) resolution under a wide agreement that cancer is an increasing public health issue. In 2018, WHO created the Global Initiative for Childhood Cancer (GICC) to galvanize the Ministries of Health to prioritize childhood cancer in low- and middle-income countries (L&MIC).

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Speaker:
Julia Challinor, PhD RN MA Ed MSc Medical Anthropology
CNE Hours
0.33
2:10 – 3:30 pm Thursday, September 3

Paper Presentation: Global Health—Long-Distance Coaching for a Quality Improvement Initiative to Improve Nursing Assessment and Management of Nausea and Vomiting in Marrakech, Morocco (220-3)

Quality improvement (QI) in health care consists of systematic and continuous actions that lead to measurable improvements in the patient experience. While QI methodology has long been included as a core component of nursing education and professional development in institutions in the United States, QI methodology is novel in many low- and middle-income countries.

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Speaker:
Elizabeth Sniderman, MSN APRN CPNP-AC CPHON®
CNE Hours
0.34
12:15 – 12:35 pm Friday, September 4

Paper Presentation: Outcomes of Serious Illness on Nurses, Patients, and Families—Keeping a Positive Outlook – Strategies, Threats, and Outcomes for Parents of Children with Cancer and Other Serious Illness (225-1)

Parents who make end-of-life decisions for their seriously ill children do so according to their individual definitions of ‘being a good parent’ to their seriously ill child. This pediatric cancer nursing concept, developed by Pamela Hinds, has been applied to parents of critically ill children but has potential relevance for other pediatric contexts.

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Speaker:
Katherine Kelly, PhD APRN PCNS-BC CPON®
CNE Hours
0.33