Meeting Archive:
Parent-Child Communication and Testing for Cancer Predisposition

Meeting Description:
This presentation will describe the factors that influence when parents decide to initiate a conversation about the genetic testing process and the subsequent test results with their child/children, barriers and/or facilitators to disclosure conversations, and the manner in which parents communicated the testing results.

Learning Outcomes
1. The nurse will be able to describe parental communication styles when disclosing the presence of a cancer predisposition syndrome to their child/children
2. The nurse will be able to describe motivators adn barriers verbalized by parents who proceeded with genetic testing for their child/children
3. The nurse will be able to describe the scheduling of cancer predisposition screening for patients positive for P53

CE Accreditation: Participants will be awarded 1 CNE upon completion of the hour long webinar and submission of a post test and evaluation. Attendance for the entire session is required for CNE credit. A link will be distributed after the webinar.
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers' Commission on Accreditation.

Faculty Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationship(s): Faculty and nurse planners report no conflict of interest with the content of this activity.
Date: Thu, Apr 6, 2017
Time: 01:00 PM CDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): APHON
 Presenter Information
Belinda Mandrell, PhD RN CPNP
Speaker Photo

Dr. Belinda Mandrell began her nursing career at St. Jude in 1991 as a pediatric nurse practitioner in Hematology Oncology and later moved to leukemia/Lymphoma division as an advanced practice nurse.  Subsequently, she moved to the division of Nursing Research as a clinical instructor and associate program director of the University of Pennsylvania, St. Jude distance learning graduate program for pediatric nurse practitioners.


Under her direction, the Division of Nursing Research is actively developing research and intervention programs that address an understanding of treatment- and disease-related symptoms such as sleep and fatigue and identify patients at risk of specific symptoms.  The division will also explore the trajectory of these symptoms into survivorship. Dr. Mandrell also has a research interest in the biological mechanisms of symptoms associated with cancer and cancer therapy.