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Saturday, May 3 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Mara Mogensen Flaherty Memorial Lecture: My 'Glass Half-Full' Keeps Spilling

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While many oncology nurses help their patients mark the end of treatment with celebration, few will follow these same survivors indefinitely. Cancer survivors can now live years, and even decades, after their initial treatments are completed. Yet continued interaction with their oncology nursing caregivers diminishes with time, and the risks and realities of survival are usually an unknown entity. Join Susan Leigh, BSN, RN, an oncology nurse and repeat cancer survivor, to hear the stories and challenges of long-term survivors. She'll invite all nurses to offer the “gift of preparation” as treatments end.

The Mara Mogensen Flaherty Lecture is generously supported by the ONS Foundation. 

OBJECTIVES
1. Describe ways to prepare patients for the realities of survival in both oncology and non-oncology settings.
2. List two new subspecialties that are helping to improve the quality of life of long-term survivors.
3. Identify the need for and components of survivorship care planning.

ILNA
This session qualifies for the following ONCC Individual Learning Needs Assessment (ILNA) categories.

OCN®: Survivorship
CBCN®: Survivorship
AOCNP®: Survivorship
AOCNS®: Survivorship
BMT™: Survivorship Issues

 

Speakers
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Susan Leigh, BSN, RN

Breast Cancer Survivorship Navigator, Arizona Oncology
 After receiving her degree in nursing from the University of Arizona in Tucson, Susan Leigh served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army and completed a tour of duty in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam, in 1971. Soon after her return from Vietnam, she was diagnosed and treated for Hodgkin lymphoma. This experience influenced her decision to enter oncology nursing, where she worked with various clinical research teams at the University of Arizona from... Read More →



Saturday May 3, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am
Arena Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W. Katella Avenue. Anaheim, CA 92802