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Education & Training
University of California, Santa Barbara, 1981; San Jose State University, CA, 1985; San Jose State University, CA, 2005
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-c), Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN)
Hematology (Blood), Oncology (Cancer)
Exercise and nutrition during cancer treatment; pulmonary patients; patient education, with focus on effective management of treatment induced symptoms and pain management
Instructor for Better Breather's Exercise Program (at El Camino Hospital); Instructor for Exercise for Energy (a group exercise program at PAMF for women with a cancer diagnosis); American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP); Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)
Physician Web Link
Graduate Research Study:
"Effects of a Group Exercise Program on Fatigue and Quality of life During Cancer Treatement", Oncology Nursing Forum, July 2005
Philosophy of Care
I enjoy teaching, with a focus on the effective management of treatment induced side effects - specifically mitigation of fatigue associated with treatment. I developed and continue to teach "Exercise for Energy" - a group exercise program for women with a cancer diagnosis. I also have a special interest in pulmonary patients and teach the "Better Breather's Exercise Program" at El Camino Hospital.
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