Welcome to the Cancer Pain & Symptom Management Nursing Research Group's web site.
The Cancer Pain & Symptom Management Nursing Research Group
(CPSMNRG) part of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
College of Nursing is an innovative, productive group of
scientists and researchers focused on the generation and dissemination
of knowledge related to the pain and other symptoms experienced
by people living with cancer and by people facing the end-of-life
What's New About Cancer Caregiving - Press Release, December 12, 2002
Dr. Diana J. Wilkie Joins Rosalynn Carter Institute’s Expert Panel on Caregiving for
Individuals with Cancer
Americus, Ga. -- The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Human Development, as part of
the newly established Johnson & Johnson/Rosalynn Carter Institute Caregivers Program,
recently gathered an advisory panel of national experts to address caregiving
Diana J. Wilkie, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor at the
University of Illinois at Chicago, was asked to
join the “Caregiving for Individuals with Cancer”
panel that convened at The Carter Presidential Center
in Atlanta. Wilkie was one of thirteen experts representing
Cancer caregiving issues--including dealing with
emotional challenges, the economics of caregiving,
and national and state caregiving initiatives--who
Dr. Diana Wilkie has been a pain specialist since 1984. She earned her AD in
nursing from the University of Hawaii, BSN from Mesa College in Colorado, and Master
of Science and Ph.D. in nursing from the University of California at San Francisco.
She co-developed and coordinated the first Cancer Pain Management Program in San
Francisco. This program provided inpatient, outpatient, and home care to patients
with severe cancer pain. She has published extensively about pain and findings
from her research program on pain. Currently she is conducting three randomized
clinical trials testing the effects of massage and effects of computerized pain and
symptom assessment tools on clinical outcomes. The long-term goal of her research is
to help clinicians effectively combine pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic therapies
for acute, chronic, and cancer pain management. She lectures extensively on pain
assessment and management topics such as new information available for safe, effective
use of analgesics and end-of-life care. She recently led a team of experts in the
development of a CD-ROM to teach end-of-life concepts.
Additional panels are convening to address a range of other caregiving issues. A
new caregiving book series will be developed by the RCI following the panels.
The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Human Development was formed in honor of Mrs.
Carter in 1987 at Georgia Southwestern State University. Through research, education
and training, the RCI promotes the mental health and well-being of individuals,
families and professional caregivers; encourages effective caregiving practices;
builds public awareness of caregiving needs; and advances public and social policies
that enhance caring communities.
Dr. Wilkie joins national experts on panel for "Caregiving for Individuals with Cancer."
A lighter moment at The Carter Presidential Center in Atlanta, GA.
Leading caregivers gather for a photo with former First Lady and philanthropist Rosalynn Carter (front, center).
What's New: TNEEL-NE Version 1.0 Launches!
TNEEL: Toolkit for Nurturing Excellence
at End-of-Life Transition
Most current nursing education programs do not include sufficient preparation for end-of-life care, and both faculty and practicing nurses face constraints such as time and resources in accessing the data they need. One solution to this problem is to distribute information from experts in the end-of-life field via the web or other computer-based technology.
TNEEL-NE Version 1.0 is an easy-to-access,
learner-friendly package of tools for palliative
care education that is Windows 95/98/2000- or NT-compatible.
TNEEL-NE Version 1.0 is delivered on a CD-ROM and
includes audio, video, graphics, PowerPoint presentations,
photographs and animations of individuals and families
experiencing end-of-life transitions. Educators
in academic and clinical settings can use the CD-ROM's
content as packaged, or they may customize and save
much of it for use in their own classrooms.
Later this year, TNEEL-SS will launch as an internet-based self-study for practicing nurses. The self-study program also will be packaged in self-study modules to enhance application of palliative care concepts.
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Wilkie, Last updated - May, 2011