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Brenda W S Eng, ARNP

Brenda W S Eng, ARNP

Orthopedics

On staff since May 2007

"The fact that Seattle Children's Hospital provides care through the generosity of the uncompensated fund to children and their families regardless of their ability to pay is central to what I believe about caring for people and social responsibility. Everyone of us, from the housekeeper to the doctor to the administrator, has an opportunity and responsibility to provide each child and his/her family who come through the doors of our hospital a seamless and holistic health care experience. I love nursing and being a nurse practitioner in the Dept of Orthopedics. We CAN make the experience less lonely, less frightening, less painful."

Brenda Eng, RN, MN, ARNP, Inpatient orthopedic nurse practitioner at Seattle Children's Hospital in the Department of Orthopaedics and Sport Medicine. Brenda obtained her BSN from University of British Columbia, her MN from University of Washington and completed her Post Masters at Saint Louis University.

Brenda has been a clinical instructor since 2006 in the Department of Family and Child Nursing, University of Washington School of Nursing. Specialty interest include: acute pain management, continuity of care across settings, children with chronic and progressive life-threatening illness, and canine therapy, Brenda is heavily Involved in residency training of rotating orthopedic residents from University of Washington School of Medicine and Madigan Army Hospital.
Other interests: volunteer camp nursing locally (Washington state and British Columbia) and internationally (Ireland) for European children with cancer. Brenda is known for her dedication to canine therapy, which she has been active in for over 15 years. She can be seen with her West Highland Terrier, Clada, volunteering here on Sundays.

Overview

Board Certification(s)

NP Pediatric Primary Care Nurse

Medical/Professional School

University of British Columbia, Vancouver
University of Washington School of Nursing, Seattle
St Louis University School of Nursing, St Louis, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Clinical Interests

Improving continuity of care across settings, acute pain management, canine therapy

Awards and Honors

Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses The Daisy Foundation 2011
Excellence Award, End of Life Nursing Education Consortium Pediatric Palliative Care American Association of Colleges of Nursing 2005
Quality, Innovation and Improvement Award Children's Hospital and Health Center 2003
Meritorious Service Medal Governor-General of Canada 1998
Miracle Maker Award Canadian Imperial Bank of Canada/Wood Gundy 1997
Award of Excellence Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses 1995
BC Woman of the Year BC Woman's Magazine 1995
Humanitarian Award Ridge Hospital Foundation 1994
Young Alumnus Award University of British Columbia Nursing Alumni Division 1993
Outstanding Master's Student Award for Academic Acheivement University of Washington School of Nursing 1988
Maurice Legault Fellowship of the Canadian Cancer Society Oncology Nursing Foundation/Adria Graduate Scholarship University of Washington Fellowship 1987 - 1988
Eleanor Jean Martin Nursing Award, Canadian Nurses Foundation University of Washington Fellowship 1986 - 1987
University of British Columbia Scholarship 1981

Publications

  • Brenda W S Eng, ARNP
    Canine visitation (Pet) therapy: Pilot data on decreases in child pain perception
    Journal of Holistic Nursing , 2006 : 24(1)51-57
  • Brenda W S Eng, ARNP
    Puppets: Bridging the gap between caregivers and children about death and dying
    Grief and the healing arts: Creativity as therapy , 1998 : (S. Bertman (Ed.))127-137
  • Brenda W S Eng, ARNP
    Physical care of the terminally ill child: To cure sometimes, to relieve often, and to comfort always
    Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses Care Curriculum , 1998 : (B. Minter, Section Editor)225-229
  • Brenda W S Eng, ARNP
    Special Issues in Bereavement and staff development
    Oxford textbook of Palliative Medicine , 1998 : D. Doyle, G. Hanks, & N. McDonald (Eds.)(Second Edition)
  • Brenda W S Eng, ARNP
    Canuck Place- A hospice for children
    Canadian Nurse , 1996 Apr, : 22-25
  • Brenda W S Eng, ARNP
    Challenges of developing a children's hospice
    Threats to life, dying, death and bereavement: The child's perspective , 1996 : (D. Adams & E. Deveau (Eds.))317-332
  • Brenda W S Eng, ARNP
    Canuck Place- A hospice for children
    British Columbia Medical Association Journal (bcmaj) , 1995 Aug. : 37(8)533-537
  • Brenda W S Eng, ARNP
    Canuck Place- A hospice for children
    British Columbia Medical Association Journal (BCMAJ) , 1995 : 37(8)533-537
  • Brenda W S Eng, ARNP
    Pediatric palliative care
    Progressive Palliative Care, a British Journal for Health Care Professionals , 1995
  • Brenda W S Eng, ARNP
    Implementation of the CNS role in Vancouver, B.C., Canada
    Clinical Nurse Specialist , 1995 : 9(1)23-30
  • Brenda W S Eng, ARNP
    Factors influencing nursing care of children who are terminally ill: A selective review
    Pediatric Nursing , 1993 : 19(1)9-13
  • Brenda W S Eng, ARNP
    Special issues in bereavement and staff support
    Oxford textbook of Palliative Care , 1993 : D. Doyle, G. Hanks, N. McDonald
  • Brenda W S Eng, ARNP
    Effects of a summer camp experience on the self-concept of children with cancer
    Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nursing , 1991 : 8(2)89-90

Presentations

Presentations Title Event Location Date
Perils of Pain University School of School of Nursing Seattle, WA March 11, 2009
principles of pain management in children Pediatric Grand Rounds Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego, CA 2004
Apon's End of Life Nursing Education: Pediatric Palliative Care Course City of Hope National Medical Center Duarte, CA 2004
perioperative pediatric pain management 21st National American Society of Perianesthesia Nurses San Diego, CA 2002
lessons learned at the bedside: end of life course for the hematology/oncology program Children's Hospital and Health Center San Diego, CA 2002 - 2004
pain in palliative care-the hospital, home care and hospice perspectives The 4th International Symposium on Pediatric Pain Helsinki, Finland July 2, 1997
spiritual care for children: finding hope and meaning The 18th Annual Symposium and Exposition of the National Hospice Organization Chicago, IL Nov. 8, 1996
why pediatric hospice care? the story of canuck place Third Conference and Networking Symposium on Pediatric Hospice/Home Care and Related Inpatient Care Charlotte, NC May 12, 1996
pediatric pain and symptom management: to cure sometimes, to relieve often, and to comfort always 30th Annual Conference for the Association of the Care of Children's Health Boston, MA May 29, 1995
intrafamily communication: perceptions of the child with cancer and his healthy sibling Fifth International Conference and Exhibition of Cancer Nursing London, England Sept. 6, 1988 - Sept. 7, 1988