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The Behavioural/Psychosocial Aspects of Transplant – Managing the Issues

Presentation Description:  BMT provides hope for many children diagnosed with diseases that were once thought incurable.  This hope sustains patients and their families through the difficult periods of planning, treatment and recovery.  However, contemplating a BMT, undergoing the procedure and coping with the recovery process are complex experiences for patients, families and their communities.  Many factors significantly influence a child’s and family’s coping during these stages of BMT. This presentation provided practical information and knowledge about preparation for, life during, and recovery after BMT.


Speakers:

Christine Armstrong, RN (EC), NP-Pediatrics
Nurse Practitioner
Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, Division of Haematology/Oncology
The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON

Deborah Berlin-Romalis, BSW, MSW, RSW
Clinical Social Worker
Division of Haematology/Oncology
The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON

Sarah Courtney, RN, MN, CPON
Clinical Nurse Specialist
The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON

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