Department of Otorhinolaryngology

Otorhinolaryngology

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Sarah H. Kagan, PhD, RN

Professor of Gerontological Nursing, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
Secondary Faculty, Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse
Director, Nursing Undergraduate Honors Program, University of Pennsylvania
Department: Otorhinolaryngology

Contact information
University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing
418 Curie Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
office: (215) 898-1316
Education
A.B. (Behavioral Science)
The University of Chicago, 1984.
B.S. (Nursing)
Rush University - Cum Laude, 1986.
M.S. (Gerontological Nursing)
University of California, 1989.
Ph.D. (Nursing)
University of California, 1994.
Post-Graduate Training
Pfizer Visiting Professor in Clear Health Communication, Illinois State University, 2005.
Fellow, American Academy of Nursing, 2004.
Fellow, Gerontological Society of America, 2004.

Description of Clinical Expertise

Cancer in Older Adults
Symptom Management
Gero-oncology

Description of Research Expertise

Interdisciplinary Research and Care

Selected Publications

Kagan, S.H., Clarke, S.P., and Happ, M.B. : Head and Neck Cancer Patient and Family Member Interest In and Use of Email Communicate with Clinicians. Head and Neck, 11, 2005.

Kagan, S.H., Baum, E.D., Best, I., and Chalian, A.A. : Non-Surgical Management of Wood Complications in Head and Neck Surgery:  An Algorithm for Local Care. ORL - Head and Neck Nursing. Society of Otorhinolaryngology, 2006.

Kagan, S.H., Clarke, S.P., and Happ, M.B. : Surgeons and Nurses Use of E-mail Communication with Head and Neck Cancer Patients. Head and Neck 27 (2), 2005.

Kagan, S. H. and Garrett, M. L. : Geriatric Considerations in Radiation Therapy Nursing. Radiation Therapy: A Guide to Patient Care 1st Edition.

Kagan, S.H., Clarke, S.P., and Happ, M.B. : Surgeons and Nurses Use of E-mail Communication with Head and Neck Cancer Patients. Head and Neck 27 (2), 2005.

Chalian, A. A. and Kagan, S. H. : Pathways and Guidelines in Head and Neck Surgery. Head and Neck Surgery - Otolaryngology, 4th Edition, 2006.

Kagan, S. H. and Krishna, B. : Nursing Considerations in Head and Neck Cancer. Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery.

Happ, M. B., Roesch, T., Kagan, S. H., Garrett, K. L., and Farkas, N. : Aging and the Use of Electronic Speech Generating Devices in the Hospital Setting. New Research on Nonverbal Communication.

Kagan, S. H. : The Older Adult with Head and Neck Cancer. An Evidence Based Approach to the Treatment and Care of the Older Adult with Cancer. Oncology Nursing Society Publishing Division, 2006.

Kagan, S. H. and Sweeney Cordes, E. : Head and Neck Cancer. Nutritional Issues in Cancer Care. Oncology Nursing Society Publishing Division, 2005.

Kagan, S. H. : Blessings and Battles: Cancer in the Context of Lives Mostly Lived. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, (in external review; scheduled for 2008).

Kagan, S. H. : Older Adults Coping with Cancer: Integrating Cancer Into A Life Mostly Lived. New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1997.