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Paediatric Palliative Care Conference Australia 2022
Australian Paediatric Palliative Care Conference

Adolescents and young adult panel session

Oral Presentation

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Abstract Description

Adolescents and young adults (AYA) have unique and changing needs as they grow and develop. We will meet two young people. Both have had a cancer diagnosis, been cared for in the paediatric and adult settings, and had contact with palliative care for different reasons.

This session will be relevant for clinicians working in paediatric and adult healthcare, across both hospital and community settings.

Michael was diagnosed in 2002 at the age of five with a Pilocytic Astrocytoma of the brain stem. He has undergone multiple brain surgeries including the placement of a shunt, chemotherapy and, radiotherapy. Michael entered Palliative Care in 2021 after his last chemotherapy regime.
MaryJo is studying a Bachelor of Biomedical Science following her own cancer diagnosis at the age of twelve. Maryjo lost her brother, James to the same cancer she survived. With her family, MaryJo has seen the palliative care journey from many angles.  
This is their story. 

Join us to talk to them directly about their experiences.