Executive Director Invited to Speak at National Oncology Nursing Society Congress

Lisa Vigil Schattinger and her mother, Janet Rowe presented at the Oncology Nursing Society Congress in Anaheim, CA in April, 2022.

In April, Lisa Vigil Schattinger and her mother, Janet Rowe spoke about Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill at the invitation of the Oncology Nursing Society at its annual convention in Anaheim, California. There was a packed room for the two-hour session. Lisa and Jan, both nurses, talked about Aid in Dying laws, the role of nurses when patients make a request, the importance of advocacy, and how laws are passed throughout the United States. The nurses were also given some communication skills training for how to skillfully handle the request in the moment – whether they live in a state with a law or not.

Lisa and her mother gave follow-up interviews to Oncology Nursing News and Oncology Data Advisor. The article on OncologyNursingNews.com became one of the most popular posts for June, showing that nurses and other health care professionals are interested in this topic.

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