Dr. Laurie Freeman is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Windsor. She obtained her PhD in Nursing from the University of Michigan. She also completed her Master's in Nursing at Wayne State University, as well as her BScN from the University of Windsor.
Dr. Laurie Freeman studies cancer survivorship, with a focus on fear of cancer recurrence in breast cancer patients. She is researching ways to mitigate the fear response in patients and improve their quality of life in the survivorship phase of cancer. She is also evaluating the use of technology in cancer patient care and treatment, looking specifically at what can ease the patient’s journey and help them cope during this phase. She is interested in the use of applications to aid the coping process. Some of these applications include mindfulness or meditation, as well as a communication channel to update health-care providers regarding patient’s symptoms. Research into cancer recurrence and technology can reveal the effect of interventions during treatment and the impact on outcomes of survivorship.
Breast cancer, Healthcare Research, Leadership, Registered Nurses
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