Edith Pituskin, RN, MN (NP Adult) PhD

Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) Chronic Disease, Faculty of Nursing

Contact

Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) Chronic Disease, Faculty of Nursing
Email
pituskin@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 432-8221
Address
4-295 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
11405 - 87 Ave NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 1C9

Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

cardio-oncology chronic disease precision health health systems biopsychosocial health


About

While cancer-specific outcomes have improved significantly in the past decades, survivors now represent an entirely new population suffering from multiple chronic and debilitating side effects resulting in physical and major organ dysfunction. My research program has completed several clinical and research projects in this area, the results of which have been practise-changing. As a result of this work, I have developed multiple new collaborations at the University of Alberta (Oncology, Cardiology, Biomedical Engineering, Rehabilitation Medicine), Alberta Health Services, nationally and internationally.  Also, as a nurse practitioner with an active clinical practise, I am also interested in multidisciplinary approaches of care delivery, by personalizing accessibility, efficiency and effectiveness of health services. 

Degrees

  • PhD (Rehabilitation Medicine), University of Alberta
  • MN (Nurse Practitioner, Adult Oncology), University of Alberta
  • BScN, University of Alberta 

Teaching

As I am a practising NP, my teaching has been largely focused in the MN NP program. My clinical interests lie in chronic diseases, pharmacology and pharmacotherapeutics, and diagnostic imaging. Regarding trainees, I believe in providing the strongest training environment possible, allowing the graduate multiple opportunities regardless of eventual career trajectory.

Courses

NURS 531 - Advanced Clinical Care II

Students will complete 2 focused modules related to the selected NP practice stream differentiation. Students will complete a clinical practicum. Students must demonstrate application of diagnostic reasoning and therapeutic management at an intermediate learner level. Prerequisite: NURS 530.


NURS 532 - Advanced Clinical Care III

Students will complete 2 focused modules related to the selected NP practice stream differentiation. Students will complete a clinical practicum. Students must demonstrate application of diagnostic reasoning and therapeutic management at an advanced learner level. Prerequisite: NURS 531.


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