Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Announces Wendy Landier as the 2013 APHON Counts Award Recipient


Newswise — Chicago (Nov. 5, 2013): The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) has awarded Dr. Wendy Landier, PhD RN, with the 2013 APHON Counts Award. Dr. Landier received her award at the 37th Annual APHON Conference and Exhibit, held September 19-21 in Louisville, KY. APHON offers three writing awards to recognize contributing authors of the APHON Counts newsletter.

Dr. Landier is the Clinical Director at the Center for Cancer Survivorship in Duarte, CA, and is Assistant Professor in the Department of Population Sciences at the City of Hope. Dr. Landier won this award for her article, “Optimizing Communication with Cancer Survivors: What We Say, How We Say It” in the Winter 2012/2013 issue of APHON Counts.

In her article, Dr. Landier writes, “When it comes to communicating health promotion messages in cancer survivorship, it’s not just what we say but how we say it that can help patients understand what steps they can take to achieve and maintain their best possible health outcomes after surviving childhood cancer.”

Dr. Landier has been an active member of APHON for 23 years, during which she has won numerous awards, including the Casey Hooke Distinguished Service Award and the Jean Fergusson Excellence in Education Award.

APHON is the professional organization for pediatric hematology/oncology nurses and other pediatric hematology/oncology healthcare professionals. Its members are dedicated to promoting optimal nursing care for children, adolescents and young adults with cancer and blood disorders, and their families. APHON provides the leadership and expertise to pediatric hematology/oncology nurses by defining and promoting the highest standards of practice and care to the pediatric, adolescent and young adult communities.

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