- Gain exposure to psychological and psychiatric issues for children and families in pediatric oncology.
- Identify coping skills that patients and families use during the natural trajectory of diagnosis, illness, and treatment.
- Learn pharmacological and non-pharmacological modalities of treatment for depression, anxiety, and other psychological symptoms.
- Understand normal child development, understanding of illness in childhood, and issues of bereavement for parents and siblings.
- Reflect on the personal and professional impact of providing care for children and families, and identify personal strengths and weaknesses.
Duration: 2 weeks
Report to Dr. Muriel on Monday morning at 9 AM (Dana 1-21), clinical day is usually 9 to 5PM, no overnight calls.
Supervising clinician: Dr. Anna (Nina) Muriel (Chief, Division of Pediatric Psychosocial Oncology at Dana Farber Cancer Institute)
Pager: 49177 DFCI
Office: Dana 1-21
Additional clinical exposure will include psychosocial team meetings and experiences with members of the Division of Pediatric Psychosocial Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Rotators will also be exposed to the Children’s Hospital Psychiatry consult team members.