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Dorothy Wholihan,

DNP, ANP-BC, GNP-BC, ACHPN
Clinical Assistant Professor
Coordinator, Palliative Care Master's Specialty Program
726 Broadway, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 
212-992-9429
Fax: 
212-995-3143
Email: 
dw57@nyu.edu
Areas of Specialization 

Palliative Care, Geriatrics

Education 
DNP 2011, George Washington University
Post-Master's Certificate, 2008, Christian Specialty, General Theological Seminary
Post-Master's Certificate: ANP, 1999, Uniformed Services University of the Heath Sciences
MSN, 1989, Yale University
BSN, 1983, University of Pennsylvania
Professional Overview 
Dorothy Wholihan is a palliative care nurse practitioner with 28 years of nursing experience. She has practiced as an oncology and pain management clinical nurse specialist and a nurse practitioner in palliative care. Dorothy's practice and research interests include spiritual aspects of care and the care of veterans at end of life.
Licensure 
RN, New York
NP, New York
Professional Membership 
American Society of Pain Management Nurses
Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association
Oncology Nursing Society
Sigma Theta Tau
Clinical Practice / Clinical Interests 

Currently practicing as NP on palliative care consult team: Bronx Medical Center. Interests include nursing staff and nursing assistant education on End of life care and spirituality in end of life care.

Publications
Wholihan, D., & Kemp, C. (2010). Anorexia and cachexia. In B.R. Ferrell, & N. Coyle (Eds.), Oxford textbook of palliative nursing (3rd ed.), (pp. 211-220). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Wholihan, D., & Sherman, D.W. (2008). Palliative Care. In E.A. Capezuti, E.L. Siegler, & M.D. Mezey (Eds.), Encyclopedia of elder care: The comprehensive resource on geriatric and social care (2nd ed.), (pp. 606-609). New York: Springer.
Wholihan, D. (1997). A patient-education tool for patient-controlled analgesia. Oncology Nursing Forum, 24, 1801-1804.
Genovese, L., & Wholihan, D. (1995). The "VANAC team": Establishing a cancer prevention team. Cancer Nursing, 18, 421-426.
Wholihan, D. (1993). Home health in rural Kenya. Home Healthcare Nurse, 11, 47-50.
Wholihan, D. (1992). The value of reminiscence in hospice care. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 9, 33-35. 10.1177/104990919200900210.
Wholihan, D.J. (1991). Incorporating cancer prevention interventions into the home health visit. Home Healthcare Nurse, 9, 19-24.