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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Jocelyne Volpe, RN, MN, CNS/ACNP

The Hospital for Sick Children
Clinical Nurse Specialist/Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Haematology/Oncology
Advanced Practice Nurses

University of Toronto
Lecturer
Faculty of Nursing


Phone: 416-813-7507
Email: jocelyne.volpe@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Jocelyne Volpe is a Clinical Nurse Specialist - Acute Care Nurse Practitioner within the Division of Haematology/ Oncology. Within the In-Patient Program, she provides collaborative and comprehensive care to medically complex children who have been diagnosed with Cancer and their families, as well as the equally complex psychosocial issues that encircle patients and families. Jocelyne has a special interest in supporting families and children who have been newly diagnosed with cancer; palliative care; pain and symptom management as well as staff development.

Jocelyne obtained her Bachelor of Nursing Science from Ryerson University, a Certificate in Pediatric Oncology from McMaster University, and her Master of Nursing as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner – Child Stream from the University of Toronto in 2002. Along with her involvement in numerous organizational committees, Jocelyne is a member of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario, the Provincial Pediatric Nurses Interest Group, the Provincial Nurse Practitioner Interest, the Provincial Nurse Practitioner Interest Group, the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario, Cancer Care Ontario, the Toronto Chinese Cancer and Palliative Care Network, the Childrens Oncology Group.

Clinical Care Activities

  • Provide collaborative and comprehensive care to medically complex children who have been diagnosed with cancer within the inpatient setting.
  • One of the recognized leaders in providing medical and psychological care to these patients, but especially in the setting of recurrence, palliative care, and pain and symptom managment.
  • Dedicated to provide opportunities to further development and growth of other nursing colleagues and other health care professionals

Research Interests

  • Paediatric Oncology Palliative Care and Symptom Management
  • Staff Coping and Bereavement
  • Family Coping and Bereavement

Research Activities

Past Presentations:

  • Survey of Deaths in a Large Canadian Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Division (Poster). 15th International Congress on Care of the Terminally Ill, September 2004, Montreal, ON.
  • The Acute Care Nurse Practitioner: Providing Excellence in Palliative Care to Inpatient Pediatric Oncology Patients (Poster). 14th Annual Ontario Provincial Conference on Palliative and End-of-Life Care, April 2004, Toronto, ON. *Awarded Best Poster
  • Palliative and End-of-Life Care for Children and Their Families:
    Striving Toward Excellence (Concurrent Session). Association of Pediatric Oncology Nursing 27th Annual Conference & Exhibit, November 2003, Philadelphia, PA.
  • The Role Of The Acute Care Nurse Practitioner In The Inpatient Setting: Providing Quality Care In Pediatric Oncology (Poster). Association of Pediatric Oncology Nursing 27th Annual Conference & Exhibit, November 2003, Philadelphia, PA.
  • New Visions for Care: Creating an Interdisciplinary Care Delivery Framework for a Pediatric Hematology /Oncology Unit (Concurrent Session). Nursing into the Next Millennium-Changing Boundaries: Creating Healing Environments, Expert Practice and New Visions for Care Conference, May 1997, Toronto.

Future Research Interests

  • Disease Burden: by Pediatric Oncology Patients at the Palliative and End-of-Life Phases of Treatment
  • Factors and Interventions Influencing Stress in Nurses Caring for Children with Cancer
  • Palliative Chemotherapy versus Supportive Care Alone for End-of-Life Care in Pediatric Cancer: Measuring Parents’ and Healthcare Professionals’ Preferences

Achievements

  • Paediatric Oncology Group of Ontario-Valued Contribution Award (2004)
  • Research Institute Competition Award (2001)
  • The Hospital for Sick Children Nursing Scholarship (2000)
  • Alma Rae Fellows Fund (2000)