Professor and Director
Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope
Betty R. Ferrell, PhD, RN, MA, FAAN, FPCN, CHPN, has been in nursing for 41 years and has focused her clinical expertise and research in pain management, quality of life, and palliative care. Dr. Ferrell is the director of nursing research and education and a professor at the City of Hope Medical Center. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and she has over 450 publications in peer-reviewed journals and texts. She is principal investigator of a research project funded by the National Cancer Institute on “Palliative Care for Patients with Solid Tumors on Phase 1 Clinical Trials,” and principal investigator of the “End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium” project. She directs several other funded projects related to palliative care in cancer centers and quality of life issues. Dr. Ferrell is co-chairperson of the National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care. She completed a master’s degree in theology, ethics and culture from Claremont Graduate University in 2007. She has authored 11 books, including the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing 5th Edition (Oxford University Press, 2010). She is co-author of the text, The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Nursing ((Oxford University Press, 2008), and Making Health Care Whole: Integrating Spirituality into Patient Care (Templeton Press, 2010). In 2013, Dr. Ferrell was named one of the 30 Visionaries in the field by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
Thursday, November 15
10:30 AM – 11:45 AM