Mary Sharon Curran

Clinical Associate Professor

Name

Contact Information

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Linthicum Hall, Room 316

Education

M.S.N., Towson University
B.S.N., University of Maryland at Baltimore
B. S. General Studies, Towson University

Areas of Expertise

Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
Psycho-Oncology
Forensic Psychiatric Nursing
Oncology Nurse Patient Navigation with focus on the young adult oncology patient

Publications

Curran, M. S. (2011). Helping your patients cope with a cancer diagnosis.  Nursing Made Incredibly Easy. July/August 2011.

Curran, M. S. (2012). Helping patients cope with a cancer diagnosis: assessing and managing emotional responses. Oncology Times. October 10, 2012. Vol. 34, (19), 3-4.

Curran, M. S., Saylor, E., Scruggs, L.(2013). Cancer to 5 K: Getting young adult patients to exercise. Oncology Times, October 10, 2013. Vol. 35 (19), 5-6.

Curran, M. S.,  & Carson, V. B. (2015) Assessment and Management of Pain the late stage Alzheimer’s Patient. Nursing Made Incredibly Easy. January, 2015.

Ulman Cancer Fund (2015). My Way: Young Adult Cancer Patient Guidebook (Served as a consultant for updated edition published in 2015.)

State of Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. (2011). Maryland Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan. Chapter 4, Patient Issues and Survivorship. Baltimore, MD (Chapter contributor)

 

Oral Presentations

Maryland Nurses Association 112th Annual Convention: Reflections on the Psycho-Social Care of the Patient and Family. Linthicum, MD, October 2015.

Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Oncology Caregivers Workshop: Postcards from a Caregiver. Towson MD, November 2015.

Ulman Cancer Fund Staff Educational Series:  Managing Challenging Clients in Community Programs.  Baltimore Maryland, February 2015.

Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Oncology Lunch & Learn: Managing Difficult Clinical Patients and Situations in the Oncology Setting, October 2014.

University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center Cancer Center: Cancer Wellness Program. Towson, Maryland, March 2014    

American-Psychosocial Oncology Society 11th Annual Conference: Cancer Wellness Program.   Tampa, Florida, February 2014.

Med-Star Union Memorial Hospital, Psychiatric Rounds:  Young Adult Cancer: Emotional Responses, September 2013.

Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Oncology Lunch & Learn: Patient Navigation in the Young Adult Cancer Population, February 2013.

Critical Mass: The Young Adult Cancer Alliance: Cancer to 5 K, Atlanta, Georgia, November, 2012. 

Howard County Public Schools, Howard County Board of Education Lunch & Learn. Young Adult Cancer: Survivorship, Wellness and Prevention, September, 2012.

Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Oncology Support Services, Patient and Family Council. April 2012. Guest Speaker: Patient Navigation for the Young Adult Cancer Population.

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Maryland Chapter, Towson University, Department of Family Studies & Community Development. Welcome Back: Working Together to Support the Cancer Patient at School. Community Panel Speaker: Coping as a Parent of a Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Patient: March 2011.

St. Joseph Medical Center Oncology Grand Rounds (Towson, MD), Biopsychosocial Perspective on the Emotional Health of Oncology Patients, July 2008.

Sigma Theta Tau Iota Epsilon Chapter Induction, Towson, University, Keynote Speaker, November 2007.

 

 Poster Presentations

Association of Nursing Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Baccalaureate Education Conference: Seminar in Nursing: Psycho-Social Care of the Patient and Family, Baltimore Maryland, November 2014.

Maryland State Cancer Control Conference: Towson University Cancer Wellness Program, Annapolis, MD, November 2013.

Critical Mass: The Young Adult Cancer Alliance: Cancer to 5 K, Atlanta, Georgia, November, 2012. 

American Psycho-Oncology Society -9th Annual Conference: Yes- Young Adults Embracing Survivorship, Miami, Florida, February 2012.

George Washington Cancer Institute Survivorship Research Conference: Yes- Young Adults Embracing Survivorship, Washington, DC, May 2011.

American Psycho-Oncology Society- 5th Annual Conference, Co-present a poster presentation: Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention of the Psychosocial and Emotional Health of Oncology Patients: A Biopsychosocial Perspective, Irvine, CA, February 2008.

Association of Nursing Colleges of Nursing (AACN )Baccalaureate Education Conference  Co-presenter: A Pre-Clinical Orientation Workshop: An Anxiety Reducing Experience, New Orleans, LA, November 2007.

American Psycho-Oncology Society - 4th Annual Conference: Cancer Unplugged: Six week support and education program for young adults affected by cancer, Austin, TX, March 2007.

International Psycho-Social Oncology Society - 8th World Congress: Cancer Unplugged-Six week support and education program for young adults affected by cancer, Venice, Italy, October 2006.

 

Awards

American Psycho-Oncology Society Fellowship, 2012