Highlights from Science of Caring Magazine, August 2013

Friends and Colleagues,

Nearly all of this month’s Science of Caring focuses on pain and symptom management in the care of cancer patients. In particular, through interdisciplinary work at UC San Francisco, we are beginning to make headway in an area that has vexed clinicians for some time.

As many forms of cancer become more of a chronic disease, this is a crucial research focus for patients and their families. It’s also right in nursing’s wheelhouse, and we are proud to have scientists like Christine Miaskowski and Bradley Aouizerat assuming important leadership roles.

David Vlahov, RN, PhD, FAAN
Dean and Professor of Nursing Education
UCSF School of Nursing