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Jean E Boucher PhD, RN, ANP-BC, AOCNP

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
DepartmentGraduate School of Nursing
AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester MA 01655
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    InstitutionUMMS - Graduate School of Nursing
    DepartmentGraduate School of Nursing

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    Fitchburg State College, Fitchburg, MA, United StatesBSNursing
    Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, United StatesMSAdult Nurse Practitioner
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, United StatesPHDNursing
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    2004 - 2008Oncology Nursing Society Foundation Grant, , UMass Worcester
    2007 - 2010NIH/NINR 1 R15 NR009501, UMass Worcester
    2010 - 2011RNF/Oncology Nursing Foundation, UMass Worcester

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    Areas of Focus: 

    Cancer Care, Psycho-social Oncology, Symptom management, Palliative care, Genetics/Genomics

    Educational Background

    Jean received her Ph.D. in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts Amherst Worcester Collaborative program.  Prior to this, she received her M.S. from Boston College as an Adult Nurse Practitioner.


    Dr. Jean Boucher received her PhD in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst/ Worcester Collaborative Program in 2002. Prior to this, she received her MS from Boston College as an adult nurse practitioner. She is an Assistant Professor of Nursing and Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Worcester teaching in the PhD and graduate nursing program. Jean's Dissertation Research focused on "Hope and Symptom Distress in Cancer Patients during Chemotherapy".  She completed a post doctorate in psycho-social oncology nursing at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Nursing in 2003. Her current areas of research interest focuses on quality of life in colorectal cancer patients and their partners, chemotherapy-induced diarrhea, patient-centered care for prostate cancer including partner adjustment in relationships, and genetic predisposition for cancer.  She is currently a Co-Investigator for a UMass Medical School Interprofessional Educational Grant with PI Dr. Jennifer Reidy on Goals of Care Conversations for Advanced Care Planning and EOL care using simulation training to prepare nurse practitioner and physician providers.

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    1. Boucher JE. Advance Care Planning: Having Goals-of-Care Conversations in Oncology Nursing. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2021 Jun 01; 25(3):333-336. PMID: 34019022.
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    2. Boucher JE, Carpenter D. Sepsis: Symptoms, Assessment, Diagnosis, and the Hour-1 Bundle in Patients With Cancer. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2020 Feb 01; 24(1):99-102. PMID: 31961838.
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    3. Sullivan-Bolyai S, Pellegrini L, Boucher J, Gravlin G, O'Neil W, Coco A, Vitello J. Using a Nursing Salon to Identify and Develop an Initiative for Family Caregivers of Older Adults. J Nurs Adm. 2020 Jan; 50(1):40-44. PMID: 31809455.
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    4. Richards R, Keating E, Boucher JE. Targeted Therapies: Treatment Options for Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2019 Aug 01; 23(4):434-438. PMID: 31322617.
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    5. Boucher JE, Sommers R. Targeted Therapy: New Radiolabeled Somatostatin Analogs to Treat Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2018 Oct 01; 22(5):565-568. PMID: 30239510.
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    6. Boucher JE. Chemoprevention: An Overview of Pharmacologic Agents and Nursing Considerations. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2018 Jun 01; 22(3):350-353. PMID: 29781458.
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    7. Underhill ML, Blonquist TM, Habin K, Lundquist D, Shannon K, Robinson K, Woodford ML, Boucher J. A state-wide initiative to promote genetic testing in an underserved population. Cancer Med. 2017 Jul; 6(7):1837-1844. PMID: 28556546.
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    8. Boucher J, Lucca J, Hooper C, Pedulla L, Berry DL. A Structured Nursing Intervention to Address Oral Chemotherapy Adherence in Patients With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2015 Jul; 42(4):383-9. PMID: 26148317.
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    9. Boucher J, Habin K, Underhill M. Cancer genetics and genomics: essentials for oncology nurses. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2014 Jun; 18(3):355-9. PMID: 24867117.
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    10. Boucher J, Olson L, Piperdi B. Preemptive management of dermatologic toxicities associated with epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitors. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2011 Oct; 15(5):501-8. PMID: 21951736.
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    11. Boucher, J., Piperdi, B., Olson, L. . Pre-emptive Management of Dermatological Toxicities Associated with Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Inhibitors. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing. 2011; 15(5):501-508.
    12. Boucher, J, Bova, C, Sulivan-Bolyai, S., Theroux, R., Klar, R. . Next-of-kin’s experiences in End-of-Life Care. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing. 2010; 12(1):41-50.
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