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Saturday, May 3 • 10:15am - 11:45am
Distinguished Nurse Researcher Award: Are We There Yet? Symptom Management in Oncology Nursing

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Join Dr. Susan McMillan, Distinguished Nurse Researcher Award winner, for a comprehensive presentation on the results of symptom assessment and management studies over the past two decades. She'll illustrate the progress made in managing pain and other symptoms in patients with cancer, focusing on the symptoms that are the most prevalent, intense, and distressing. McMillan will also review quality-of-life data from persons with cancer and their family caregivers, explaining how it relates to the success of oncology nursing symptom management. 

OBJECTIVES

1. Describe the progress oncology nursing has made in improving cancer symptom outcomes.
2. Discuss the impact of oncology nurses on patient and caregiver quality of life.  



Speakers
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Susan C. McMillan, PhD, ARNP, FAAN

Lyall and Beatrice Thompson Professor of Oncology Quality of Life Nursing, University of South Florida
Dr. Susan McMillan, a Distinguished University Professor, is the Lyall and Beatrice Thompson Professor of Oncology Quality of Life Nursing at the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa, where she coordinates the oncology nursing program at the masters and PhD level. Her major areas of research have been symptom assessment and management in persons with cancer and quality of life of hospice patients with cancer and their family caregivers. She... Read More →



Saturday May 3, 2014 10:15am - 11:45am
Ballroom E Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W. Katella Avenue. Anaheim, CA 92802
  • CNE Status Offers CNE
  • Contact Hours of CNE: 1.5
  • Content Level: Advanced