Hospice Nurse-Researcher Awarded for Pediatric Writing

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DETROIT — Hospice of Michigan Institute, nurse-researcher, Cynthia Bell, has received a national award for pediatric writing.

Bell was one of three awarded by the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses for her article, “Approaching End-of-Life Discussions and Adolescents and Young Adults,” which was presented at the annual conference in Louisville, Ky. appearing in the organization’s Winter 2012-13 newsletter, APHON Counts.

In recognizing Bell’s work, APHON wrote: “Bells passion to conduct research in pediatric oncology patients living with advanced cancer is driven by her clinical experience in caring for patients at end of life.  She firmly believes nurses plan an important role in helping patients and their families live well while facing an incurable prognosis.”

Bell holds a joint position with Hospice of Michigan and Wayne State University as assistant professor of nursing.

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