Donna Berry, PhD, RN, AOCN®, FAAN, Receives ONS Foundation Research Grant Award
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Donna Berry, PhD, RN, AOCN®, FAAN, is the recipient of an ONS Foundation Endowment Nursing Research Grant for her project entitled, “ESRA-C Spanish: Linguistic Appropriateness and Cultural Sensitivity.” Berry is Director of the Phyllis F. Cantor Center, Research in Nursing and Patient Care Services at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA.
“This award will address one healthcare disparity in the United Stated by facilitating the development of an easy-to-use clinical tool for our Spanish-speaking patients with cancer,” said Berry. “The ESRA-C Spanish version will enable Hispanic patients to communicate their priority symptom and quality of life concerns and then receive self-care coaching for troublesome issues.”
The ONS Foundation Research Grant Program funds research projects which can impact cancer care. Funding preference is given to research proposals that address the ONS Research Priorities and the ONS Research Agenda. The Agenda’s focus is on areas where gaps exist in the knowledge base for oncology nursing practice.
“The ONS Foundation research grant program reflects a highly competitive, peer-reviewed process to identify and fund research projects which have the potential to improve the care of people with cancer,” said Linda Worrall, RN, MSN, executive director of the ONS Foundation. “Congratulations to Dr. Berry for receipt of funding for her research!”
Berry received her bachelor of science in nursing degree from Baylor University in Waco, TX, her master of science in oncology nursing and nursing education degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and her PhD in nursing science from the University of Washington in Seattle. She is a member of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS), the ONS Advanced Nursing Research Special Interest Group, and the Puget Sound and Boston Chapters of ONS.
The ONS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and has provided more than $22 million to fund local and national oncology nursing education, research, and leadership opportunities. In partnership with the oncology nurses we serve, the ONS Foundation has impacted the lives of countless patients with cancer, their caregivers, and their families. Learn more at http://www.onsfoundation.org/.