Pamela S. Hinds
Pamela S. Hinds is currently a Director of Nursing Research at the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC, USA, and an Adjunct Professor at the College of Nursing, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, Pa, George Washington University in Washington, DC, and the University of Maryland in Baltimore, Md, USA. Hinds received her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Vermont, Burlington, Vt, USA, and her M.S.N. and Ph.D. degrees from The University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz, USA, in psychiatric nursing (summa cum laude) and clinical nursing research, respectively. As the immediate past Director of Nursing Research at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for the past 23 years, Hinds has had the privilege of creating and leading the research related to hope and the pediatric cancer experience, quality of life, fatigue and altered sleep during the treatment of pediatric cancers, and end of life communication and decision making. She served on the IOM Committee on end-of-life and palliative care for children in America and the NQF Panel on palliative and end-of-life care in America. She currently serves on the NCI Symptom and Quality of Life Scientific Committee and as the Editor-in-Chief for the Cancer Nurcing Journal. For many years, Hinds and a devoted task force have conducted studies that explore how to reduce the physical and spiritual suffering of patients, their families, and staff, no matter the outcome. Hinds and her colleagues have sought innovative ways to improve patient quality of life, to relieve symptoms, and to foster hope.
Biography Updated on 3 November 2008