Bailey Presents Lecture to Oncology Nurse Researchers

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LOS ANGELES, CA – Donald Bailey, Jr., PhD, RN, presented the 2011 Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) State-of-the-Science Lecture, “Illness Uncertainty in Adult Cancer Patients,” today during the ONS 11th National Conference on Cancer Nursing Research in Los Angeles. Bailey is an associate professor at the Duke University School of Nursing in Durham, NC.

“New discoveries in oncology nursing science are critical to improving patient and family outcomes,” said Bailey. “The findings from this award represent one step in that process that I hope will lead to new interventions and their translation to practice.”

In his presentation, Bailey synthesized the research literature on illness uncertainty in the cancer experience, categorized these data by cancer care continuum phase, and suggested directions for future research and the use of research to advance practice in oncology nursing.

Bailey received his bachelor of science in nursing degree from Barton College in Wilson, NC, his master of science in nursing degree from Emory University in Atlanta, GA, and his doctorate from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is an active member of the North Carolina Triangle Chapter of ONS, the ONS Advanced Nursing Research Special Interest Group, and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) is a professional organization of more than 35,000 registered nurses and other healthcare professionals committed to excellence in oncology nursing and to leading the transformation of cancer care by initiating and actively supporting educational, legislative, and public awareness efforts to improve the care of people with cancer. ONS provides nurses and healthcare professionals with access to the highest quality educational programs, cancer care resources, research opportunities, and networks for peer support. Learn more at

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