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Treating the Whole Kid: How Integrative Therapies Support Pediatric Cancer Patients and their Families

Dr. Jacobs with one of her patients

December 16, 2018 at 8:00PM (Eastern)

This episode: Pediatric care often outpaces adult care in its focus on the whole human, and the whole support system.  In this episode, we will explore the experience of pediatric hospital-based care from both the patient/family and clinician perspective. How do you integrate family into the care for a patient? What does whole person care look like when you include parents and/or family caregivers? What can all practitioners learn from the family of a pediatric patient?

Join us as Amanda Leland, parent of a a pediatric oncology patient, and Shana Jacobs, pediatric oncologist have a conversation about one family’s experience. Our work in health care would not exist without people to care for. This conversation brings the most important voice, that of the patient, into the room.


The Leland Annis FamilyShana S. Jacobs, MD, Oncologist and member of the Leukemia/Lymphoma Program and the Pediatric Advanced Needs Assessment and Care Team (PANDA) at Children’s National Medical Center

Amanda Leland is the mother of a child with chronic healthcare needs.

Upcoming Episodes:

  • Episode 5: January 20, 2019 at 8:00PM (Eastern) – Can’t We All Just Get Along? Medication and Massage Therapy, with Diana Stewart, PharmD and Lauren Cates, LMT
  • Episode 6: February 17, 2019 at 8:00PM (Eastern) – Maintaining Mobility and Balance in Individuals with Dementia: Communication, Measurement and Fall Prevention with Dr. Julie Ries, PT
  • Episode 7: March 17, 2019 at 8:00PM (Eastern) – Healthcare Everywhere: The Role of Massage Therapists in Community Health Promotion with Ann Blair Kennedy, LMT, BCTMB, DrPH, & Robin Byler Thomas, LMT, DrPH

Past Episodes:

  • Episode 3 – Caring for LGBTQ Elders with Suzanne Dutton, MSN, RN, GNP-BC, NICHE coordinator/geriatric advanced practice nurse & Clare Madrigal, RN, LGBTQ Resource Nurse at Sibley Memorial Hospital
  • Episode 2 – Re-imagining the End of Life: Old Wisdom and New Innovations with Janet Booth, RN
  • Episode 1 – Creating an Interdisciplinary Team that is Truly Interdisciplinary and a Team with Hunter Groniger, MD and Anne Kelemen, LICSW

This webinar is open to anyone and everyone who is interested in integrative medicine, healthcare, or other humans.

$100 for 12 episodes (September 2018 – August 2019)

$20 for a single episode

Tuition for the Interdisciplinary Clan of Mystery is non-refundable.

During this 12-month journey, Healwell’s fearlessly inquisitive, critical thinking mastermind, Rebecca Sturgeon, LMT will host a live monthly webinar with a different guest or guests each month.

Mystery panelists will include a palliative care physician, an integrative nurse coach, an RN and an NP who team up to specialize in providing care to the geriatric LGBTQ community, researchers, authors, a palliative care social worker and more. These people think about things that you think about and they are thinking about them in new ways that will challenge you and invite you to consider how you can deepen your service to the humans you care for (personally and professionally) and broaden your perspective to invite collaborations, curiosity and plain old increased clinical knowledge.

*All episodes are recorded. If you have subscribed for the series and miss an episode (or just want to see it again) you may request access to view a recording at a later date.

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