Together We Can -- Newsletter of the Joan Karnell Cancer Center

Spring 2006

Obtaining the Best Possible Treatment
Message From the Administrator
Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques
Pet Therapy
Favorite Recipes
JKCC Receives Komen Grant
Honors, Awards & Publications
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Honors, Awards And Publications

Anthony Meadows, PhD, MT-BC, music therapist at the Joan Karnell Cancer Center, presented “Music Imagery in Cancer Care” at the Music Therapy Conference in Pittsburgh, PA in March 2006. He also has contracted with Barcelona Publishers to write a book entitled Engendering Music Therapy.

Mark Moore, PhD, psychologist at the Joan Karnell Cancer Center presented a paper entitled “Where the bar is set, and how hypnosis outcomes research stands in relation to it” and he chaired a symposium entitled “Hypnosis in the medical setting” at the 56th Annual Conference for the Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis in Charleston, SC in October 2005.

Debra DeMille, MS, RD, LND, Oncology Nutrition Counselor, published “The Effect of the Neutropenic Diet in the Outpatient Setting: A Pilot Study” in the Oncology Nursing Forum in March 2006.

Members of the Pain and Supportive Care Program, a Palliative Care Service at the Joan Karnell Cancer Center, presented four posters at the American Association of Hospice and Palliative Medicine conference in Nashville, TN in February 2006.

These posters included:

“Why Hospice Lengths of Stay Have and Will Continue to Decrease” by David Mintzer, MD, Chief, Section of Hematology/Oncology and Medical Director of the Palliative Care Program.

“Utilizing Symptom Distress in Geriatric Oncology Palliative Care Program Development” by Mary Pat Lynch, CRNP, MSN, AOCN, Clara Granda-Cameron, CRNP, MSN, AOCN, Cathy Fortenbaugh, MSN, AOCN, Ann Vale, Ben Easter, David Mintzer, MD, and Mark Moore, PhD.

“Reducing the Barrier to Palliative Care Referrals through AIM Higher.” by Cathy Fortenbaugh, MSN, AOCN, David Mintzer, MD, Mary Pat Lynch, CRNP, MSN, AOCN, Tara Friedman, MD, Mark Moore, PhD, Debra DeMille, MS, RD, LDN, Helen Grosky, MSS, LSW, Carol Miller, BSW, LSW, and Marylou Osterman.

“Is There a Difference Between Patient Reported Symptom Severity in Medical Oncology Patients Over the Age of 65 and Under the Age of 65?” by Cathy Fortenbaugh, MSN, AOCN, Mary Pat Lynch, CRNP, MSN, AOCN, Ben Easter, Ann Vale, Clara Granda-Cameron, CRNP, MSN, AOCN, and David Mintzer, MD.


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