Our May CAC2 All-member webinar hosted Dr. Robert B. Noll, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Noll introduced and explained the Bright IDEAS problem solving technique for families facing the stress of diagnosis, treatment, and beyond.
This presentation reviewed the history of efforts to ameliorate a universal psychosocial problem in pediatric oncology (caregiver distress), especially at diagnosis. Dr. Noll explained the approach spearheaded by Bright IDEAS, and shared results from three research trials involving over 1400 caregivers. He also discussed efforts supported by the National Cancer Institute, Children’s Oncology Group, Association of Pediatric Oncologists, Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses, and the Society of Pediatric Psychologists to train professionals across the US to disseminate the skills and present progress to date with implementation of Bright IDEAS to the bedside.
Please watch and lister to learn about this valuable technique for helping the families and patients we encounter on this journey called childhood and adolescent cancer and survivorship. You may learn something you can use yourself.