Polly M. Mazanec, PhD, ACNP-BC, AOCN, FPCN

Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing

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email
pmm@case.edu
phone
216.368.4788

 

Research Interests

  • Long-distance caregiving
  • Oncology
  • Palliative care

Research Projects

  • American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant, #IRG-91-022-15; "A Computer-based Intervention for Distance Caregivers of Parents with Advanced Cancer,"  9/1/10- 8/31/12.
  • Consultant, Grant-funded project, Center of Excellence in Cancer Care, Cleveland VAMC
  • Principal Investigator, "Distance Caregiving a Parent With Advanced Cancer,” Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA), F31 NR010315-02.

Education Interests

  • Oncology/palliative care
  • Pain and symptom management
  • Cultural considerations at the end-of-life
  • National faculty member for End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC)  

Educational Background

  • BSN, University of Rochester
  • MSN, Case Western Reserve University, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Cleveland, OH
  • Post-master's Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
  • PhD, Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Cleveland, OH
  • GAANN Fellow

Licenses and Credentials

  • RN, Ohio
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist and Nurse Practitioner, Certificate to Prescribe

Recent Publications

  • Foley, H., Mazanec, P. (2011). In J. Panke & P. Coyne (Eds.), Conversations in palliative care, 3rd edition (Ed.), Cultural considerations in palliative care (pp. 157-164). Pittsburgh: Hospice & Palliative Nurses Association..
  • Mazanec, P. (2011). In J. Panke & P. Coyne (Eds.), Conversations in palliative care, 3rd edition (Ed.), Self-care strategies (pp. 295-302). Pittsburgh: Hospice & Palliative Nurses Association..
  • Dahlin, C., Mazanec, P. (2011). Building from our past; celebrating 25 years of clinical practice in hospice and palliative nursing. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 13(6S), S20-S28.
  • Beatty, K., Winkelman, C., Bokar, J. A., Mazanec, P. (2011). Advances in Oncology Care: Targeted Therapies. AACN Advanced Critical Care, 22(4), 323--334. quiz (pages 335-6)  DOI: 10.1097/NCI.0b013e3182310178.
  • Demshar, R., Vanek, R., Mazanec, P. (2011). Oncologic emergencies: new decade, new perspectives. AACN Advanced Critical Care, 22(4), 337-348.
  • Wiencek, C. A., Mazanec, P. (2011). Symposium: Current care and perspectives of the critically ill cancer patient (Eds). AACN Advanced Critical Care, 22(4), 321-408.
  • Paice, J. A., Erickson-Hurt, C., Ferrell, B., Coyle, N., Coyne, P. J., Long, C. O., Mazanec, P., Malloy, P., Smith, T. J. (2011). Providing pain and palliative care education internationally. The Journal of Supportive Oncology, 9(4), 129-33.
  • Brennan, C., Mazanec, P. (2011). Dyspnea management across the palliative care continuum. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing, 13(3), 130-141.
  • Mazanec, P., Daly, B. J., Ferrell, B., Prince-Paul, M. J. (2011). Lack of communication and control: Experiences of distance caregivers of parents with advanced cancer. Oncology Nursing Forum, 38(3), 307-313.

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