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