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Tufts University School of Medicine

Carol P. Curtiss

Adjunct Clinical Instructor
Owner and Clinical Nurse Specialist Consultant, Curtiss Consulting
Department: Public Health & Community Medicine
Programs: Pain Research, Education & Policy

Carol P. Curtiss

Adjunct Clinical Instructor
Owner and Clinical Nurse Specialist Consultant, Curtiss Consulting
Department: Public Health & Community Medicine
Programs: Pain Research, Education & Policy

Phone 413-774-5238
Campus: Boston

Biography

Carol Curtiss, MSN, RN-BC is an internationally recognized speaker in oncology nursing, pain and symptom management, cancer survivorship, and palliative and end of life care. She has presented more than 1000 programs in 47 States in the U.S. and 11 countries outside of the U.S, and lectured at more than 40 national conferences and meetings. She is a clinical nurse specialist consultant in independent practice, with a focus on education and program development in pain and symptom management, palliative and end of life care and cancer survivorship. She is board certified in pain management nursing. She is past national president of the Oncology Nursing Society, and received the ONS Distinguished Service Award in 1999. She was awarded the June L. Dahl lectureship from the Alliance of State Pain Initiatives (ASPI) in 2003 and ASPI's Distinguished Service Award in 2008. She is a member of the Editorial Board for Pain Management Nursing and is appointed as Master Faculty for the American Society for Pain Management Nursing (ASPMN) Certification Review Courses, Geriatric Pain Management Courses, and Safety and Monitoring Courses. She serves as volunteer clinical educator for a local hospice and is a national trainer for the End of Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC). She served as Co-Project Director for the American Journal of Nursing Project on Long Term Effects in Survivors of Adult Cancers and was an invited participant at the Institute of Medicine's Invitational Meeting on Developing Survivorship Care Plans held in Washington DC. She is a member of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Cancer Survivors' Work Group and Palliative Care Work Group. She served as a Reviewer for the Oncology Nursing Society – Statement on the Scope of Standards of Advanced Practice in Oncology Nursing and for the American Pain Society's Cancer Pain Guidelines. She is a member of the Oncology Nursing Society, the American Pain Society , the American Society for Pain Management Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau, Nursing's Honor Society.

Publications

  1. Coggins CC, Curtiss CP. (2012) Assessment and Management of Delirium: A Focus on Hepatic Encephalopathy. Palliative and Supportive Care. doi: 10.1017/S14789515120006000.
  2. Curtiss, CP (2011). Commentary: Randomized Controlled trial: Fentanyl Pectin Nasal Spray reduces breakthrough cancer pain breakthrough cancer pain intensity compared with placebo in people taking at least 60 mg daily oral morphine equivalent. Evidence-Based Nursing/British Medical Journal. 14(3): 90-91.
  3. Haylock PJ, Curtiss CP. (2011).The paradigm shift to survivorship care planning. In: Lester JL & Schmitt P. Cancer Rehabilitation and Survivorship: Trans-disciplinary approaches to personalized care. Pittsburgh PA: ONS Press.
  4. Curtiss, CP (2010). Challenges in pain assessment in cognitively intact and cognitively impaired older adults with cancer. Oncology Nursing Forum. 37(5): S-7-S16.
  5. Curtiss, CP, (2010).The pain management nurse as educator. In: St. Marie (Ed.). ASPMN       Core Curriculum for Pain Management Nursing (2nd ed). Kendall Hunt Professional.
  6. Curtiss CP. (2008). Assessment  Module 2. Pain Resource Nurse (PRN) Program Manual. Pain Resource Center of the Alliance of State Pain Initiatives, Madison, WI.
  7. Curtiss CP. (2008). Finding the job that's right for you. American Journal of Nursing Career Guide 108: (1);S13-15.
  8. Curtiss CP, Haylock PJ. (2007). Managing late and long term sequelae of cancer and cancer treatment (abstract). European Journal of Cancer (suppl)5 (4): 413. September 2007.
  9. Haylock PJ, Mitchell SA, Cox T, Temple SV & Curtiss CP. (2007). Cancer Survivors Prescription for Living. American Journal of Nursing 107(4): 58-70.
  10. Curtiss, CP and Haylock, PJ (Eds.) (2006).  State of the Science on Nursing Approaches to
  11. Managing Long Term Sequelae of Cancer and Cancer Therapy. American Journal of Nursing 106(3): S1-S103.
  12. Houldin A, Curtiss CP, Haylock PJ. (2006). Executive Summary: The State of the Science onNursing Approaches to Managing Late and Long Term Side Effects of Cancer and Cancer Therapy. American Journal of Nursing 106(3):54 – 59.
  13. Curtiss C. (2006). The psychosocial impact of the pain experience. In: Carroll-Johnson RM, Gorman LM, Bush NJ (Eds.) Psychosocial Nursing Care Along the Cancer Continuum (2nd ed.). Pittsburgh, Oncology Nursing Press.
  14. Curtiss C. (2005). Managing Pain in Ambulatory and Home Care. In: Buschel P.C. & Yarbro C.H. Oncology Nursing in the Ambulatory Care Setting: Issues and Models of Care, ( 2nd ed.). Boston: Jones & Bartlett.
  15. Curtiss C.( 2004). Consensus Statements, Positions, Standards and Guidelines for Pain and Care at the End of life. Seminars in Oncology Nursing 20 (2), 121-139.
  16. Curtiss C.  & McKee A. (2004).  Assessment  of the person with pain. In: A. Lipman, (Ed.). Pain Management for Primary Care Clinicians. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists,  Bethesda, MD.
  17. Curtiss C (2001). JCAHO: Meeting the standards for pain management. Orthopaedic Nursing 20 (2): 27-30, 41.
  18. Curtiss C & Haylock PJ. (2001). Managing cancer and non-cancer chronic pain in the critical care setting: Skills every nurse needs to know. Critical Care Nursing Clinics 13(2): 271-280.
  19. Curtiss C (2001) Taking control of cancer pain. In Haylock PJ (ed.) Men's Cancers. Alameda California, Hunter House.