City of Hope oncology nursing research scientist Betty Ferrell, Ph.D., R.N., has received the Mara Mogensen Flaherty Memorial Lectureship Award from the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS).
|Betty Ferrell (Photo courtesy of the Archstone Foundation)|
The prestigious award supports a lecture at the ONS Annual Congress on a topic related to the psychosocial side of cancer diagnosis and care.
Ferrell delivered the lecture “Nurse Exemplars in Psychosocial Care at the End of Life” and received the award at the 36th ONS Annual Congress on April 30 in Boston. The lecture described the experiences of palliative care nurses around the world and their vital role in supporting patients with advanced cancer.
The Mara Mogensen Flaherty Memorial Lectureship Award was established by Porter-Novelli, a public relations firm, to honor the memory of Mara Mogensen Flaherty, a Porter-Novelli employee who died from cancer in 1980. Honorees must be health-care professionals involved in psychosocial oncology, cancer care, education or research.
Ferrell has focused her clinical expertise and research on pain management, quality of life and palliative care issues. The author of eight books and more than 300 articles, she is principal investigator of the End of Life Nursing Education Project, an international educational initiative to improve palliative care that has provided palliative care education to professionals in 69 countries.