Patricia Jakel is an advanced practice nurse for the UCLA Santa Monica Solid Oncology Program. In 1997, she received the Advanced Practice Nurse of the Year Award from the ONS Los Angeles Chapter. She is an active member of American Nurses Association, the American Cancer Society, and the Oncology Nursing Society, and her personal research interests include survivorship, adverse event management, and quality-of-life improvement.
The Year of the Nurse and Midwife: Nurses Share Their Thoughts, Feelings on 2020November 24th 2020
To understand the impact of the pandemic, I asked clinical nurses to describe the 2020 The Year of the Nurse and Midwife in a few words. Everyone was eager to give a statement and many, many were very prideful for the nursing care done in 2020.
Patient Education for Oral Therapies Is CrucialApril 29th 2020
There is far less patient education for oral agents, such as CDK4/6 inhibitors for breast cancer, as there is for chemotherapy. This is a major issue, explained Patricia Jakel, MN, RN, AOCN, advanced practice nurse at UCLA's solid tumor program and co-editor in chief of Oncology Nursing News.
Socioeconomic and Healthcare Disparities Are Now More ApparentApril 17th 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has shocked the US healthcare system, highlighting our flaws while showing our deep commitment to quality patient care. We in healthcare cannot “pause,” but I am hoping millions of people around the world will do so and realign their convictions from the lessons learned.
2020: WHO's International Year of the Nurse and the MidwifeApril 2nd 2020
“As the world faces growing healthcare shortages, there are ambitious efforts being made to reach a goal of universal health coverage around the world by 2030. Nurses need to be on the front line.” — Patricia Jakel, MN, RN, AOCN
Why Attending Conferences is Worthwhile for Oncology NursesAugust 29th 2019
Conferences are where oncology nurses can network, discuss key topics in their field, and hear new updates that will eventually affect their patients. At the 3rd Annual School of Oncology Nursing, we had the chance to talk about what nurses can gain from these conferences with Patricia Jakel, MN, RN, AOCN.