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Training for Wellness in Pediatric Oncology: A Focus on Education and Hidden Curricula

by 1,*,†, 1,† and 2
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Division of Haematology/Oncology, Department of Paediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON M5G 1X8, Canada
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Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Pediatrics, London Health Sciences Center, London, ON N6A 5W9, Canada
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These authors contributed equally to this work.
Curr. Oncol. 2022, 29(8), 5579-5584; https://doi.org/10.3390/curroncol29080440
Received: 1 July 2022 / Revised: 1 August 2022 / Accepted: 2 August 2022 / Published: 4 August 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Mental Health and Well-Being of Oncology Providers)
Pediatric oncologists have the privilege of caring for children and families facing serious, often life-threatening, illnesses. Providing this care is emotionally demanding and associated with significant risks of stress and burnout for oncologists. Traditional approaches to physician burnout and wellbeing have not emphasized the potential roles of education and training in mitigating this stress. In this commentary, we discuss the contribution that education, particularly in the areas of palliative and psychosocial oncology, can make in preparing oncologists for the work that they do. We argue that by adequately providing oncologists with the skills they need for their work, we can reduce their risk of burning out. We also discuss the importance of paying attention to hidden and formal curricula to ensure that messages provided in formal education programs are supported by informal training experiences. View Full-Text
Keywords: oncology; pediatric; palliative; psychosocial; wellness; burnout; education; hidden curriculum oncology; pediatric; palliative; psychosocial; wellness; burnout; education; hidden curriculum
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Hasan, F.; Pabari, R.; Wilejto, M. Training for Wellness in Pediatric Oncology: A Focus on Education and Hidden Curricula. Curr. Oncol. 2022, 29, 5579-5584. https://doi.org/10.3390/curroncol29080440

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Hasan F, Pabari R, Wilejto M. Training for Wellness in Pediatric Oncology: A Focus on Education and Hidden Curricula. Current Oncology. 2022; 29(8):5579-5584. https://doi.org/10.3390/curroncol29080440

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Hasan, Fyeza, Reena Pabari, and Marta Wilejto. 2022. "Training for Wellness in Pediatric Oncology: A Focus on Education and Hidden Curricula" Current Oncology 29, no. 8: 5579-5584. https://doi.org/10.3390/curroncol29080440

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