The Ohio State University, James Cancer Hospital, OHIO, United States
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Janine Overcash is currently the Director of Nursing Research at the James Cancer Center and Solove Research Institute and Clinical Associate Professor at The Ohio State University, College of Nursing. Dr. Overcash is a geriatric nurse practitioner specializing in the care of the older cancer patient. She has assisted in the design and management of one of the first geriatric oncology programs located at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Overcash has authored over 35 peer reviewed journal articles in the area of geriatric assessment. A book entitled, The Older Cancer Patient: A Guide for Nurses and Related Professionals by Janine Overcash and Lodovico Balducci highlights principles of care of the older person with cancer and received book of the year award by the American Journal of Nursing. Dr. Overcash has completed a post doctorate with the John A. Hartford Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity Program. Dr. Overcash participated in the Geriatric Nurse Educational Consortium sponsored by the American Academy of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the John A. Hartford Foundation which instructed over 500 faculty from all over the United States. Dr. Overcash is currently interested in maintaining functional status of older women undergoing chemotherapy. Other research interests include understanding falls, performance status and independence in older cancer patients.
Presentations this author is a contributor to:
Healthcare Needs of the Senior Adult Who Lives in Urban versus Rural Communities (#29)
Where to care?
What is Different About Looking after Older Adults with Cancer? The Nurses' Perspective. (#6)
Practice pearls: What is different when dealing with the older patient