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Pediatric Psycho-Oncology Professionals
Emily Drake

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Emily Murray
First Name: Emily

Last Name: Drake (Murray)

Position Title: Young Adult Program Coordinator – Hope & Cope, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, QC, Canada; Director (Acting) of CancerFightClub an initiative of Hope & Cope, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, QC, Canada

Job Responsibilities: Program planning; program evaluation; managing staff; project management

Education/Training: Psychology; Health Promotion

About Me/My interests: Emily Drake is interested in both pediatric and young adult cancer survivor psychosocial oncology research. She recently completed her master’s thesis which looked at the experience of sexuality of young adult cancer survivors.

Current Projects:She is currently working on a number of young adult initiatives including recently hosted Canada’s first retreat for young adult cancer survivors living with metastatic and advanced disease. She also blogs for the Huffington Post (US) and her profile can be found here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/emily-drake/

My Contact Information:
Email: EmilyKMDrake@gmail.com

Topics of Interest for Collaboration: Young adult cancer survivors, pediatrics, pain, quality of life, sexuality, transitioning, late effects; advanced cancer; program planning; program evaluation

Publications that may be of interest to others:  

Drake, E. K. (2012, May). Psychosocial Care: Addressing Young Adult Patients’ Psychosocial Needs. Oncology Exchange, 11(2), e29-e30.

Murray, E. K., MacDonald, T., MacDonald, D., & Chapman, K. (2011). An Update on Adolescent and Young Adult Psychosocial Oncology Research Being Conducted at the IWK Health Centre. LIVESTRONG Young Adult Alliance Annual Conference, Austin, Texas, USA. November 9-11, 2011. (Poster Presentation).

MacDonald, T., Murray, E. K., MacDonald, D., Price, V., & Chapman, K. L. (2011). How Can a Guideline Better Assist Healthcare Professionals in Pediatric Cancer Pain Management? Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer/International Society of Oral Oncology’s 2011 International Symposium, Athens, Greece. June 23-25, 2011. (Poster Presentation).

MacDonald, T., Murray, E. K., MacDonald, D., Price, V., & Chapman, K. L. (2011). How Can a Guideline Improve the Needs of Patients and Their Families in the Management of Pediatric Cancer Pain? Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer/International Society of Oral Oncology’s 2011 International Symposium, Athens, Greece. June 23-25, 2011. (Poster and E-Poster Presentation).

Murray, E. K., MacDonald, T., MacDonald, D., Chapman, K., & Crooks, B. (2011). The Experience of Canadian Childhood Cancer Survivors Transferring To the Adult Healthcare System. 8th Annual Conference of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society, Anaheim, CA, USA. February 17-19, 2011. Meeting at the Crossroads: Student Research in Health Conference, Halifax, NS, Canada. April 2, 2011. (Poster Presentation). Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology’s Annual Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada. May 4-6, 2011. (Oral Presentation).

Murray, E. K. & Robinson, L. (2010). Exploring the Psychosocial Experience of Sexuality in Young Adult Cancer Survivors and Implications for Sexual Health. Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology’s Annual Conference in partnership with the International Psycho-Oncology Society’s 12th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology, Quebec City, QC, Canada. May 25-29, 2010. Meeting at the Crossroads: Student Research in Health Conference, Halifax, NS, Canada. March 26-27, 2010. (Poster Presentation).

Drake, E. K. (2012, May). Psychosocial Care: Addressing Young Adult Patients’ Psychosocial Needs.        Oncology Exchange, 11(2), e29-e30.

Murray, E. K. (2010). Exploring the Psychosocial Experience of Sexuality of Young Adult Cancer        Survivors and Implications for Sexual Health. Unpublished MA Health Promotion thesis, Dalhousie        University, Halifax, NS, Canada.


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