Lisa Kennedy Sheldon, PhD, APRN-BC AOCNP®

University Of Massachusetts - Boston

University Of Massachusetts - Boston


lisa.kennedysheldon@umb.edu

Lisa Kennedy Sheldon, PhD, APRN-BC AOCNP®

University Of Massachusetts - Boston

EDUCATIONAL TITLES

  • Associate Professor, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, University Of Massachusetts - Boston
  • Associate Member, Harvard Cancer Center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

DF/HCC PROGRAM AFFILIATION

Research Abstract

Major research interests in communication in oncology care including research to improve the psychosocial outcomes of cancer and palliative care, reduce local and international disparities in cancer care, and translate innovations in resource-challenged settings. She was previously a postdoctoral fellow in the DFCI Cantor Center with Dr. Donna L. Berry. Dr. Sheldon is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, teaching in the undergraduate and doctoral programs in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. She is an invited member of the International Research Centre for Communication in Healthcare at The Hong Kong Polytechnic Institute. As an oncology nurse practitioner, Dr. Sheldon practices in New Hampshire at St. Joseph Hospital. She is the former Co-Director of the Global Nursing Caucus and a member of the Oncology Nursing Society’s International Advisory and Research and Scientific Advisory Panels. Dr. Sheldon is the Editor of the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing and presents nationally and internationally on oncology nursing, communication in cancer and palliative care, and travels internationally to promote cancer nursing education to reduce disparities and improve cancer outcomes.

 

Publications

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  • Manga S, Parham G, Benjamin N, Nulah K, Sheldon LK, Welty E, Ogembo JG, Bradford L, Sando Z, Shields R, Welty T. Cervical Cancer Screening in Cameroon: Interobserver Agreement on the Interpretation of Digital Cervicography Results. J Low Genit Tract Dis 2015. PubMed
  • Sheldon LK, Blonquist TM, Hilaire DM, Hong F, Berry DL. Patient cues and symptoms of psychosocial distress: what predicts assessment and treatment of distress by oncology clinicians? 2014. PubMed
  • Quinn BL, Sheldon LK, Cooley ME. Pediatric Pain Assessment by Drawn Faces Scales: A Review. Pain Manag Nurs 2014. PubMed
  • Underhill ML, Sheldon LK, Halpenny B, Berry DL. Communication About Symptoms and Quality of Life Issues in Patients With Cancer: Provider Perceptions. J Cancer Educ 2014. PubMed
  • Kazanowski M, Sheldon LK. Working together. 2014; 18 Suppl:45-8. PubMed
  • Sheldon LK. Implementing the new commission on cancer standard on palliative care services. 2014; 18 Suppl:37-8. PubMed
  • Sheldon LK, Wise B, Carlson JR, Dowds C, Sarchet V, Sanchez JA. Developing a longitudinal cancer nursing education program in Honduras. J Cancer Educ 2013; 28:669-75. PubMed
  • Poghosyan H, Sheldon LK, Leveille SG, Cooley ME. Health-related quality of life after surgical treatment in patients with non-small cell lung cancer: A systematic review. Lung Cancer 2013. PubMed
  • Sheldon LK, Kazmi M, Klein C, Berry DL. Concerns of stem cell transplant patients during routine ambulatory assessment. Patient Prefer Adherence 2013; 7:15-20. PubMed
  • Sheldon LK, Leonard K, Gross A, Hartnett E, Poage E, Squires J, Ullemeyer V, Schueller M, Stary S, Miller MA. Oncology nursing in Cuba: report of the delegation. 2012; 16:421-4. PubMed
  • Sheldon LK, Harris D, Arcieri C. Psychosocial concerns in cancer care: the role of the oncology nurse. 2012; 16:316-9. PubMed
  • Sheldon LK. Ask us: we know about psychosocial care. 2012; 16:237. PubMed
  • Sheldon LK. An evidence-based communication skills training programme for oncology nurses improves patient-centred communication, enhancing empathy, reassurance and discussion of psychosocial needs. Evid Based Nurs 2011; 14:87-8. PubMed
  • Sheldon LK. No pens, no coffee, no food: how new regulations changed professional conferences. 2011; 15:221-3. PubMed
  • Sheldon, L.K.. No Pens, no coffee, no food: how new regulations changed professional conferences. CJON 2011; 15:221-223.
  • Sheldon, L.K., Hilaire, D. & Berry, D.L.. Provider cue-responding behaviors to patient distress during oncology visits ONF 2011; 38:369-375.
  • Sheldon, L.K.. An evidence-based communication skills training programme for oncology nurses improves patient-centred communication, enhancing empathy, reassurance and discussion of psychosocial needs 2011; Online:doi:10.1136/ebn1156.
  • Sheldon LK, Hong F, Berry D. Patient-provider communication data: linking process and outcomes in oncology care. 2012; 3:311-7. PubMed
  • Sheldon, L.K.. International cancer care: what is the role of oncology nursing? CJON 2010; 14:539-541.
  • Sheldon LK, Ellington L, Barrett R, Dudley WN, Clayton MF, Rinaldi K. Nurse responsiveness to cancer patient expressions of emotion. Patient Educ Couns 2009; 76:63-70. PubMed
  • Ellington L, Sheldon LK, Matwin S, Smith JA, Poynton MM, Crouch BI, Caravati EM. An examination of adherence strategies and challenges in poison control communication. J Emerg Nurs 2009; 35:186-90; quiz 274. PubMed
  • Diefenbach, M., Turner, G., Carpenter, K.M., Sheldon, L.K., Mustian, K.M., Gerend, M.A., et al. Cancer and patient-physician communication JHealthComm 2009; 14:57-65.
  • Eggly, S.S., Albrecht, T.L., Kelly, K., Prigerson, H.G., Sheldon, L.K., & Studts, J. . The role of the clinician in cancer clinical communication. 2009; 14:66-75.
  • Eggly SS, Albrecht TL, Kelly K, Prigerson HG, Sheldon LK, Studts J. The role of the clinician in cancer clinical communication. J Health Commun 2009; 14 Suppl 1:66-75. PubMed
  • Sheldon LK, Ellington L. Application of a model of social information processing to nursing theory: how nurses respond to patients. J Adv Nurs 2008; 64:388-98. PubMed
  • Sheldon LK, Swanson S, Dolce A, Marsh K, Summers J. Putting evidence into practice: evidence-based interventions for anxiety. 2008; 12:789-97. PubMed
  • Sheldon, L.K., Barrett, R., & Ellington, L. Difficult communication in nursing JNS 2006; 38:141-147.
  • Sheldon, L.K.. Communication in oncology: The effectiveness of training workshops for healthcare providers CJON 2005; 9:305-312.
  • Poghosyan, H., Sheldon, L. K., & Cooley, M. E.. The impact of computed tomography screening on smoking behaviors: a teachable moment? 2011.
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