Building Up Superheroes: Supporting Pediatric Patients through Radiation Therapy
Radiation therapy can be an overwhelming experience for pediatric patients and families. This presentation will validate child life services in pediatric radiation oncology and will offer valuable tools to support pediatric patients receiving radiation therapy. Case study examples will highlight challenges and successes of children’s experiences throughout the treatment process.
■ Identify successful child life support in a pediatric radiation oncology setting.
■ Identify key factors for assessing the need for child life support in radiation oncology.
■ Discuss approaches to assessing and providing effective interventions for children and teens undergoing radiation therapy.
■ Describe key strategies for collaborating with a multidisciplinary team providing services for patients receiving radiation therapy.