Mary K. Hughes, M.S., R.N., C.N.S., C.T.
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Clinical Faculty, Undergraduate nursing program, Texas Woman’s University, Houston, TX
Education & Training
- 1988 Texas Woman’s University, Houston, TX, MS, Medical-Surgical Nursing, Psychiatric Mental-Health Nursing
Focus: Clinical Nurse Specialist; Education
- 1968 Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX, BS, Major: Nursing, Minor: Psychology & Sociology
- 1990 Clinical Nurse Specialist by the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners
- 1995 Certified in Thanatology by the Association for Death Education and Counseling
Professional Memberships & Offices
- Sigma Theta Tau- Secretary-2001-2003
- American Psychosocial Oncology Society- Treasurer- 2009-2011, Nominating committee-2007, Editoral board member- 2004-2006, Conference planning committee-2006-2009, ad hoc manuscript reviewer- 2004-present
- International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health- abstract reviewer-2008; Association for Death Education and Counseling- Certification test committee- 2006-Present
- Oncology Nursing Society- Education advisory panel-2003-2005, Field reviewer- Putting Evidence into Practice- 2006, 2007, 2008
- Houston Chapter Oncology Nursing Society- Nominating committee- 2005, President-2007, Program committee- 2009
- Oncology Nursing Society, 2009 Mara Mogensen Flaherty Memorial Lectureship
- Oncology Nursing Society, 2007 Excellence in Supportive Care Award
- Texas Nurses Association, 2003 one of 20 outstanding Houston nurses
- Texas Woman’s University, 2001, 100 Great Nursing Alumni
- Oncology Nursing Society, 1996 Quality of Life Lectureship
- The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1993, Brown Foundation Inc. Award, Outstanding Nurse-Oncologist
- The American Cancer Society, 1986 "Sword of Hope Award"
- Hughes, M.K. (2009). Communication issues for Oncology Nurses at Difficult Times in Burke, C (Ed.), Psychosocial Dimensions of Oncology Nursing Care (2nd ed.), (pp 29-58), Pittsburgh, PA. ONS.
- Hughes, M.K. (2008). Alterations of sexual function in women with cancer, Seminars in Oncology Nursing 24 (2), 91-101.
- Hughes, M. (2006). Physical Symptom Management: Sexual Dysfunction. In Holland, J, Greenberg, D & Hughes, M (Eds.), Quick reference for oncology clinicians: The psychiatric & psychological dimensions of cancer symptom management. (pp90-93). VA. IPOS Press.
- Consultant- Identification and Treatment of Depression in Underserved African American and Latino Patients with Cancer- ongoing
- RCR, P.I., Prevalence of Fatigue and its Relationship to Insomnia and Anxiety in Oncology Patients Referred to one Clinical Nurse Specialist in Psychiatry- ongoing
- RCR, P.I., Prevalence of Sexual Dysfunction in Women with Cancer Referred to Psychiatric Outpatient Clinic- closed 03/08
- RCR, P.I., Referral Patterns of Oncology Patients for Sexual Dysfunction- closed 01/08
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