The end of treatment is a welcome occasion for many families, but it can also be a time of new questions and concerns. This 2-hour program offers parents an opportunity to hear from health professionals and other parents about common off-treatment concerns and practical ways to address them.
Next Session: Saturday May 13, 2017
10:00 AM to 12 PM
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute,
Smith Building 308/309
Program Description: The first hour includes brief educational presentations on psychosocial and medical concerns after treatment, as well as a presentation by a parent about their own experience managing the off-treatment transition. The second hour provides time for questions and small group discussion.
Program Leaders:Eileen Duffey-Lind MSN, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Christopher J. Recklitis PhD, Clinical Psychologist
Who should attend?: Care in Transition is open to caregivers whose children will complete treatment within four months, or who have been off-treatment treatment 2 years or less. We expect to offer the program 2-3 times a year, and welcome caregivers to attend one or more sessions.
Please note: This program is open to parents and caregivers (age 18 and older) only. If you have questions about who should attend, please contact us.
Questions: Please contact us by e-mail at PedOnc_Transition@dfci.harvard.edu, or by phone at 617-632-5124.
Phone: 617-632-5124Email: Perini_Clinic@dfci.harvard.edu
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