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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165626
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
NURTURE YOUR HOPE: A RETREAT FOR CANCER PATIENT'S AND CAREGIVERS
Author(s):
Brown, Frank; Lenegan, Beth
Author Details:
Frank Brown, RN, MS, OCN, Nurse Administrator, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York, USA, email: frank.brown@roswellpark.org; Beth Lenegan, PhD
Abstract:
Traditional support groups are an important venue for many patients and caregivers in their cancer journey. There are times when these types of support group opportunities do not fit into the busy lives of our patients and their family constellation. Therefore, novel approaches to meeting the varying needs of patients and their family members must be developed and implemented in the Oncology arena. This innovative retreat was planned by our pastoral care department and multidisciplinary team members, each bringing an area of expertise in relevant patient topics selected and presented. This two day retreat was a non-denominational weekend of renewal, prayer, inspiration, education, personal reflection as well as learning about important issues and emotions that these participants were dealing with. The retreat was planned for a total of 20 patients and caregivers, each paying a nominal fee for registration. Participants were able to attend sessions such as: Journaling your journey; Gentle yoga and healing breathing; Art as a coping tool; Aromatherapy and massage; Family/caregive'Æs journey(care for the caregiver). These breakout sessions were repeated in the afternoon so participants could attend as many as they wanted with time to rest and reflect with their loved one with them. Some of the sessions were led by a physician, director of pastoral care, oncology certified nurse and social worker. Other session leaders were secured from the local area where the retreat was held at the Peter Nolasco Retreat Center, Leroy, New York about one hour from our Comprehensive Cancer Center. Empirical evaluation will be discussed as both participants and staff members were highly satisfied with the outcomes of the retreat and the benefits they experienced as a result of attending. This prototype retreat can be replicated at another cancer center or facility as a novel approach to meeting the varying needs of patients and caregivers in their cancer journey and their quest for hope.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNURTURE YOUR HOPE: A RETREAT FOR CANCER PATIENT'S AND CAREGIVERSen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Franken_US
dc.contributor.authorLenegan, Bethen_US
dc.author.detailsFrank Brown, RN, MS, OCN, Nurse Administrator, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York, USA, email: frank.brown@roswellpark.org; Beth Lenegan, PhDen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165626-
dc.description.abstractTraditional support groups are an important venue for many patients and caregivers in their cancer journey. There are times when these types of support group opportunities do not fit into the busy lives of our patients and their family constellation. Therefore, novel approaches to meeting the varying needs of patients and their family members must be developed and implemented in the Oncology arena. This innovative retreat was planned by our pastoral care department and multidisciplinary team members, each bringing an area of expertise in relevant patient topics selected and presented. This two day retreat was a non-denominational weekend of renewal, prayer, inspiration, education, personal reflection as well as learning about important issues and emotions that these participants were dealing with. The retreat was planned for a total of 20 patients and caregivers, each paying a nominal fee for registration. Participants were able to attend sessions such as: Journaling your journey; Gentle yoga and healing breathing; Art as a coping tool; Aromatherapy and massage; Family/caregive'Æs journey(care for the caregiver). These breakout sessions were repeated in the afternoon so participants could attend as many as they wanted with time to rest and reflect with their loved one with them. Some of the sessions were led by a physician, director of pastoral care, oncology certified nurse and social worker. Other session leaders were secured from the local area where the retreat was held at the Peter Nolasco Retreat Center, Leroy, New York about one hour from our Comprehensive Cancer Center. Empirical evaluation will be discussed as both participants and staff members were highly satisfied with the outcomes of the retreat and the benefits they experienced as a result of attending. This prototype retreat can be replicated at another cancer center or facility as a novel approach to meeting the varying needs of patients and caregivers in their cancer journey and their quest for hope.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:22:04Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:22:04Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.name32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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