Paper Presentation: Outcomes of Serious Illness on Nurses, Patients, and Families—Inpatient Deaths of Children with Cancer: DNAR and CPR Events in Children Who Don’t Survive to Hospital Discharge (225-2)

Death in children with malignancy may result from refractory disease or acute complications during therapy. In this population, little is known about the medical interventions received in the last week of life from the overall cohort of children who die from cancer or related complications as inpatients. Perceptions of under- or over-treatment can cause distress among families and staff, yet the prevalence of do not attempt resuscitation (DNAR) orders, use of CPR, and other supportive therapies remains poorly described.

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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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Adopt, Adapt, Advance: Utilizing Evidence Based Practice, Quality Improvement and Nursing Research to Transform Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nursing Practice (224)

Nursing research (NR), evidence-based practice (EBP), and quality improvement (QI) are principal methods of clinical inquiry and provide unique contributions to the science of pediatric hematology oncology nursing. Each of these methodologies have distinct similarities and differences. Due to their complexity, differentiating between the three can be challenging.

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Recognition Session for Certified Oncology Nurses: Having a Ball: Including a Healthy Dose of Music, Laughter and Patient Inspiration (RB)

"Oncology nurses are the backbone and heart of a cancer patient’s experience – playing the most critical roles for their patients - doing everything from administering chemo, warding off side-effects, comforting on the bad days and celebrating the victories. They are a trusted confidante and tender caregiver. In addition, nurses are increasingly being charged with taking larger leadership roles as well. They are truly the superheroes of health care (carrying magic wands that seem to fix everything!) for their patients.

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Town Hall: Educators (TH10)

More informal in nature than our concurrent sessions, our Town Hall sessions give attendees the opportunity to engage in a lively discussion with industry experts covering the hottest topics in pediatric hematology/oncology. Attend this town hall to participate in discussions related to best practices for nurse educators.
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Town Hall: Managers and Administrators (TH9)

More informal in nature than our concurrent sessions, our Town Hall sessions give attendees the opportunity to engage in a lively discussion with industry experts covering the hottest topics in pediatric hematology/oncology. Attend this town hall to participate in discussions related to challenges and best practices for nurse managers and administrators.
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