Children with Cancer: A Guide for Educators
When a child with cancer returns to school after a prolonged absence, the adjustment can be difficult for everyone. POGO’s Children with Cancer: A Guide for Educators helps the school community prepare and cope. All year long, and especially in September, at the start of the school year, POGO Interlink Nurses help ease the transition back to school by making school visits to answer questions from teachers, administrative staff and students about childhood cancer. These expert nurses are able to explain common types of cancer in children and how they are treated. They talk about medical devices used in treatment, many of which are surgically inserted which means there are restrictions to the child’s play. The nurses help teachers deal with specific health and social issues, including nausea and vomiting as side effects of medication, the child’s feelings about hair loss, and the reactions of others. When the POGO Interlink Nurse leaves the school, the Guide stays behind as a valued extension of the nurses’ face-to-face role. Children with Cancer: A Guide for Educators takes teaching staff on a virtual journey to help improve their understanding of what the child and family are facing, how to support everyone in the classroom, and how to facilitate instruction when the child has to be absent. Visit the POGO website to read or download Children with Cancer: A Guide for Educators.
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