The Impact of a Global Pandemic on Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurses, Patients, and Families (203)

3:30 – 4:30 p, Thursday, October 28

Since it was first discovered in Wuhan, China, in December 2019, the SARS-CoV-2 virus has reached nearly every country in the world, causing a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic that has placed undue stress on healthcare providers globally.

Nurses have been on the front lines battling the virus, preventing transmission, and caring for all those who have been affected. This session will discuss the global impact of COVID-19 on children with cancer and those who care for them and will include an opportunity for nurses to apply the concepts of resilience and adaptation to their own experiences of nursing during the pandemic.