Janet Deatrick on Neurocognitive Late Effects in CBT Survivors

Janet Deatrick, PhD, RN, FAAN, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, discusses neurocognitive late effects among survivors of childhood brain tumors (CBTs).

Janet Deatrick, PhD, RN, FAAN, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, discusses neurocognitive late effects among survivors of childhood brain tumors (CBTs).

Late effects in this population can be caused by treatment and the tumor. The role of nurses, Deatrick says, is to help survivors function on a cognitive level to ameliorate some of the late effects.

Through her research, Deatrick found that neurocognitive function is maximized when survivors’ families function effectively.