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Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Announces 2013 Award Recipient

November 5th, 2013 – posted by: webleed staff

APHON hands out slue of awards.

(UPDATED) Every year the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) awards a nurse with the Dr. Patricia Greene Leadership Award. The Dr. Patricia Greene Leadership Award is given in honor of APHON’s first president who lost her own battle with cancer in 1999. Beth Savage received her award at the 37th Annual APHON Conference and Exhibit, held September 19-21 in Louisville, KY. APHON is the professional organization for pediatric hematology/oncology nurses and other pediatric hematology/oncology healthcare professionals.

Congratulations to Beth Savage on winning the award!

Update – APHON gives theAPHON Counts Award to Laura Dorneman, BSN RN CPHON®, Wendy Landier, PhD RN, and Cynthia Bell, PhD RN.  This award is given annually to three contributors to the aptly named, APHON Counts newsletter.

Ms. Dorneman won for her article titled, ““Lessons Learned in Pediatric Oncology” in the Spring 2013 issue of APHON Counts.  Dr. Landier’s accolade comes from the Winter 2012/2013 issue of APHON Counts and her article, ” “Optimizing Communication with Cancer Survivors: What We Say, How We Say It”.  Dr. Bell won this award for her article, “Approaching End-of-Life Discussions with Adolescents and Young Adults” which also appeared in the Winter 2012/2013 issue.

Other Recipients & Awards:

Ruth Anne Herring, RN MSN CPNP CPHON® – 2013 Patient/Familiy Educational Materials Award
Deborah Freiburg, RN MS – 2013 Casey Hooke Distinguished Service Award

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1 Comment

  • I am very glad to see that doctors araiecppte the psychological struggles of familiy members as well as patients. Although the number of cancer patients is large with new cases arising daily, it’s important for the patients to be treated as individuals and not as a number. I also think that better psychological care leads to a higher morale and, consequently, higher chances of successful recovery. Best Regards,Tina KiguradzeDTx Inc

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