Teresa Hagan Thomas, PhD, RN

Teresa Hagan Thomas, PhD, RN, is a nurse and researcher. She is passionate about improving cancer care to ensure patients’ needs and priorities drive the care they receive.

Dr. Thomas has an active program of research integrating patient self-advocacy, symptom management, serious games for health, and palliative care. She also teaches at the undergraduate and graduate level and serves as mentor to nursing students and researchers.

She lives in Pittsburgh, PA, with her husband and two boys.

Articles by Teresa Hagan Thomas, PhD, RN

Teresa Hagan Thomas, PhD, RNNews | October 31, 2022
Social media is a promising communication platform to raise awareness and educate the public about health topics.
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Teresa Hagan Thomas, PhD, RNBest Practices | October 31, 2022
The guidelines are based on a review of 227 articles that compared integrative therapies to a comparison group.
Teresa Hagan Thomas, PhD, RNBest Practices | October 19, 2022
An international group of nurse leaders published a list of self-management competencies and performance criteria for nurses.
Teresa Hagan Thomas, PhD, RNPatient Voice | September 9, 2022
Oncology nurses should identify strategies to promote healthy behaviors among all individuals with a history of cancer.
Teresa Hagan Thomas, PhD, RNPatient Voice | September 9, 2022
For patients with quality of life and anxiety needs, social media interventions are an accessible way to promote well-being.
Teresa Hagan Thomas, PhD, RNPatient Voice | September 1, 2022
Radiology reports can be difficult for patients to understand, leading to questions and need for clarification.
Teresa Hagan Thomas, PhD, RNPatient Voice | August 26, 2022
Cancer clinics can benefit from remote symptom monitoring and daily monitoring for patients starting cancer treatment.
Teresa Hagan Thomas, PhD, RNPatient Voice | August 18, 2022
Nurses evaluated the therapeutic effects of inhaled essential oils and found ginger essential oil to be the most effective.
Teresa Hagan Thomas, PhD, RNBest Practices | August 11, 2022
Oncology care nurses specializing in palliative care should receive prior training to decrease the likelihood of burnout.
Teresa Hagan Thomas, PhD, RNPatient Voice | August 11, 2022
Researchers aim to address the risks and disparities experienced by African Caribbean immigrants with cancer.