Clara Granda-Cameron, DrNP, MSN, AOCN
Clara Granda-Cameron, DrNP, MSN, AOCN
Research & Clinical Interests
Transitions and Coordination of Care
Advanced Care Planning and Difficult Conversations
Cancer Pain and Symptom Management
DrNP, Drexel University (2013)
Post Masters Certificate, Nursing- Adult Primary Nurse Practitioner, University of Pennsylvania (1999)
MSN, University of Pennsylvania (1993)
BSN, Javeriana University, (Bogota, Colombia) (1983)
Granda-Cameron,C. & Lynch, MP. (2009). Anorexia and Cachexia. In A Guide to Oncology Symptom Management: C. Brown (Ed). ONS Publishing Division. Pittsburgh, PA. pp.65-89.
Granda-Cameron, C. (2007). Fellow and coworkers develop an inpatient palliative care program using LDI principles. In Leadership Institute a Decade of Success Stories: Oncology Nursing Society. Oncology Nursing Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA.
Granda, C. (2004). Cuidado de la cavidad oral [Care of the oral cavity]. In Cuidados paliativos: Guias para el manejo clinico 2a. Edicion [Palliative care: Guidelines for clinical management 2nd Edition]: Panamerican Health Organization,Washington, DC.
Granda, C. (1998). Enfermeria y cuidados paliativos [Nursing and palliative care]. In Cuidados paliativos: Guias para el manejo clinico [Palliative care: Guidelines for clinical management]: Panamerican Health Organization,Washington, DC.
Granda-Cameron, C., Lynch MP. (2018). Clinical Framework for Quality Improvement of Cancer Cachexia. Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing, 5:369-76.
Granda-Cameron, C. et al (2017). Gap analysis: a strategy to improve the quality of care of head and neck cancer patients. The Journal of Community and Supportive Oncology, 15 (1), 28-36.
Granda-Cameron, C., Behta, M., Hovinga, M., Rundio, A. & Mintzer, D. (2015). Risk Factors Associated with 30-Day Hospital Readmissions in Adult Cancer Patients. Oncology Nursing Forum, 42 (3), E257-E268.
De Lima, L., Bennett, M.I., Murray, S.A., Hudson, P., Doyle, D., Bruera, E., Granda-Cameron, C., Strasser, F., Downing, J., & Wenk, R. (2012). International Association for Hospice and Palliative Medicine Care (IAHPC) list of essential practices in palliative care. Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy, 26, 118-122.
Granda-Cameron, C. & Houldin, A. (2012). Concept analysis of good death in terminally ill patients. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 29 (8), 632-639.
Granda-Cameron, C., Hanlon, A., Lynch, MP. & Houldin, A. (2011). Experience of newly diagnosed patients with sarcoma receiving chemotherapy. Oncology Nursing Forum, 38 (2), 160-169.
Granda-Cameron, C., DeMille, D., Lynch, M.P., Huntzinger, C., Alcorn, T., Levicoff, J., Roop, C. & Mintzer, D. (2010). An interdisciplinary approach to manage cancer cachexia. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 14 (1), 72-80.
Mintzer, D., Granda-Cameron, C., Tobin, B., Marcone, D., Lynch, M.P., Hartner, L., & Staddon, A. (2009). Embedding palliative care and geriatric oncology within a private oncology practice: one model for success. Community Oncology, 6 (7), 331-334.
Granda-Cameron, C., Viola, S., Lynch, MP & Polomano, R. (2008). Measuring patient-oriented outcomes in palliative care: Functionality and quality of life. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing (12) 1: 65-77.
Granda-Cameron, C., Lynch, MP., Mintzer, D., Counts, D., Pinto, S. & Crowley, M. (2007). Bringing an in-patient palliative care program to a teaching hospital: Lessons in leadership. Oncology Nursing Forum (34) 4: 772-776.
Granda-Cameron, C. (1999). The experience of having cancer in Latin America. Cancer Nursing, 22 (1): 51-57.
Granda, C. (1994). Nursing management of patients with lymphedema associated with breast cancer therapy. Cancer Nursing, 17 (3): 229-235.
Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse (AOCN)
Adult Nurse Practitioner Certification (ANCC)
2016, Member, Hospice and Palliative Nursing Association
1990-Present, Member, Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)
2006-Present, Member and Palliative Nursing Consultant, Latin American Association of Palliative Care (ALCP)
2011 Member, Inducted, Honor Society of Nursing Sigma Theta Tau, Nu Eta Chapter, Drexel University
2010-Present, Member, American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
2002 -2010, Member, International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care
2007-Present, Member, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
1990 – 2005, Board Member, Colombian Association of Oncology Nursing (AEOC)
Granda-Cameron, C. et al (2017). Gap analysis: a strategy to improve the quality of care of head and neck cancer patients. Oncology Nursing Congress, May 5, 2017, Denver, Colorado.
National Podium Presentations
Granda-Cameron, C. Symptom Clusters in Advanced Illness: Fatigue-Psychosocial Distress-Insomnia. Invited Speaker. Palliative Care Minor, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, February 15, 2015, Philadelphia, PA.
Granda-Cameron, C. A Good Death: A Palliative Care Role. Annual Nursing Research Conference at Pennsylvania Hospital, March 27, 2014, Philadelphia, PA.
Granda-Cameron, C. Hospital Readmissions in Adult Cancer Patients. Oncology Expert Lecture Series: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, January 30, 2014, Philadelphia, PA.
Granda-Cameron, C., Haas, J. & DeDonato, D. Supportive Care Clinic: A Place to have Difficult Conversations. Palliative Care Conference. Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital, July 2012, Philadelphia, PA.
Granda-Cameron, C. An Interdisciplinary Team Approach to Manage Cancer Cachexia. Oncology Nursing Society Annual Congress, May 2008, Philadelphia, PA
International Podium Presentations
Granda-Cameron, C. Development of a Bereavement Program in a Cancer Center. IV Latin American Congress of Palliative Care. Latin American Association of Palliative Care, March 26-29, 2008, Lima, Peru. Granda-Cameron, C. Assessment Tools for Pain and Other Symptoms. IV Latin American Congress of Palliative Care. Latin American Association of Palliative Care, March 26-29, 2008, Lima, Peru.
Granda-Cameron, C., Goyburu, M., Montes de Oca, B. A Core Curriculum for Palliative Nursing. IV Latin American Congress of Palliative Care. Latin American Association of Palliative Care, March 26-29, 2008, Lima, Peru.
Granda-Cameron, C. Palliative Nursing: New Sites of Practice. III Course of Palliative Medicine, Catholic University of Chile, School of Medicine, Santiago de Chile, Chile, October, 2007.
Granda-Cameron, C. Interdisciplinary Work in Palliative Care: A Challenge. III Course of Palliative Medicine, Catholic University of Chile, School of Medicine, Santiago de Chile, Chile, October, 2007. Granda-Cameron, C. Oncology Nursing in Latin America. XIII Conference – International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care, Sydney, Australia, August, 2004.
2014, Recipient of the Relationship Based Care Award, Leadership Domain. Pennsylvania Hospital
2012, Employee of the Month Certificate. Abramson Cancer Center Pennsylvania Hospital
2011 Certificate of Research Excellence – First Place. Research and Evidence-Based Poster. Pennsylvania Hospital
2011, DrNP Clinical Scholar Award. Drexel University, College of Nursing and Health Professions
2010, Nursing Excellence Award. Veterans Administration Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
2010, Outstanding First Year DrNP Clinical Scholar. Drexel University - College of Nursing and Health Professions
1993, Recipient of the Award of Special Recognition. University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing
Oncology Nursing Society Foundation APN/DNP Student Fellowship Grant (2012). Risk Factors Associated with 30-Day Hospital Readmissions in Adult Cancer Patients. Principal Investigator: Granda-Cameron, C. Approved budget: $5,000.
Faculty Affairs Committee, 2017 – Present
Diversity and Inclusion Committee, 2018
Most Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications