On October 26th, 2018 several aspiring Oncology nurses - including 5 recent Flynn Fellows - attended a special 1-day “Spirituality & Patient Care: Hope and Healing” conference at Mass General Hospital (“MGH”). Their attendance was sponsored by the Susan D. Flynn Oncology Nursing Development Program as part of a continuing education program for its Flynn Fellows and select other aspiring Oncology nurses.
The Conference covered several topics, including the importance of providing spiritual care and addressing the emotional needs of patients’ and their nursing caregivers, moral distress, ethical questions, and compassion fatigue.
The attendees included Kaitlin Byrne (Molloy College), Stephanie Bogazis (U. of St. Joseph), Julianne Hulin (Fairfield U.), Amy Lynch (UCONN), Cecilia Mercadente (St. Anselm College), Kate Mignosa (Boston College), and Holly Vynar (U. of St. Joseph).
Reflections on The Conference:
- Reflection: Spirituality and Patient Care Conference - by: Amy Lynch
- Summary/Reflection of MGH Spirituality Conference - by: Kaitlin Byrne
- Spirituality & Patient Care - Reflections for the CSON Community - by: Kate Mignosa