Dorothy J Wholihan

Faculty

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Dorothy J Wholihan

ACHPN AGACNP-BC DNP GNP-BC

Clinical Professor
Program Director, Advanced Practice Palliative Care Specialty Sequence

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New York, NY 10010
United States

Dorothy J Wholihan's additional information

Dorothy J. Wholihan, ACHPN, AGACNP-BC, GNP-BC, DNP, is the director of the Advanced Practice Palliative Care Specialty Sequence Program and a clinical associate professor at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. She is a palliative care nurse practitioner with over 30 years of nursing experience. She has practiced as an oncology and pain management clinical nurse specialist and is actively practicing as a nurse practitioner in palliative care. Her practice and research interests include spiritual aspects of care, teaching communication skills, and the care of veterans at end of life.

Wholihan received her DNP from George Washington University, MSN from Yale University, and BSN from the University of Pennsylvania. She also holds a Post-Master's Certificate from Christian Specialty, General Theological Seminary, and a Post-Master's Certificate ANP from Uniformed Services, University of the Health Sciences.

DNP - George Washington University (2011)
Post-Master's Certificate - Christian Specialty, General Theological Seminary (2008)
Post-Master's Certificate, ANP - Uniformed Services, University of the Health Sciences (1999)
MSN - Yale University (1989)
BSN - University of Pennsylvania (1983)

Palliative care

American Association of Nurse Practitioners
American Nurses Association
Hospice and Palliative Nursing Association
National Faculty Member, End of Life Nursing Education Consortium
Sigma Theta Tau

Faculty Honors Awards

Distinguished Teaching Award, NYU Meyers (2019)
Fellow, American Academy of Nursing
Fellow, Palliative Care Nursing

Publications

Decision making in frail patients at risk of postoperative delirium: A case study and literature review

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International consensus-based policy recommendations to advance universal palliative care access from the American Academy of Nursing Expert Panels

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American Academy of Nursing Expert Panel consensus statement on nursing's roles in ensuring universal palliative care access

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Palliative Nursing: The Core of COVID-19 Care

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 Palliative care for people with COVID-19 related symptoms.

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 Palliative nursing: the core of COVID-19 care

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Psychological Issues of Patient Transition from Intensive Care to Palliative Care

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 Anorexia-cachexia syndrome. 

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A Framework for Integrating Oncology Palliative Care in Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Education

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Access to Hospice Care.

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