Mary Jewison, MA, RN, OCN

Summit Panelist

Mary Jewison is the Whole Health RN Program Manager at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System in Minneapolis, MN. In her 15-year nursing career she has worked in a variety of settings, including inpatient general medical/nephrology, outpatient medical oncology, hospice and palliative care, and managed primary care and care coordination departments. She has a Master of Arts in Holistic Health Studies from St. Catherine University. She is passionate about bringing interdisciplinary teams together to bring a more holistic approach to care for Veterans. She is a certified oncology nurse and working toward becoming a nationally certified health and wellness coach.

 

Course:

Friday, 4/21/23 1:30 – 3:00 PM

Panel: Perspectives on and the Implementation of Integrative Care

Panel Moderator: Charlie Noel     Co-Panelists: Liza Dion and Jennifer Salness

As more hospitals and cancer treatment centers begin to offer in- and outpatient massage therapy programs, there is a growing need for massage therapists who understand the environment and are suitably prepared to interact with patients, clinical staff and hospital administrators. A challenge we must meet as an industry is providing properly trained therapists who are able to start up and successfully manage these patient massage programs. This presentation provides an inside look at the daily life of a massage therapist working in an outpatient infusion treatment center. Join in to get insights and ideas on program structure, and implementation strategies from concept to launch.