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Dementia Palliative Care Clinical Trials Program
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Masako Mayahara

Scholar, 2022

Masako Mayahara, PhD, RN, is an Associate Professor and Associate Chairperson in the   Department of Community, Systems and Mental Health Nursing at Rush University   College of Nursing. She is a certified hospice and palliative nurse and a   clinical expert in pain management in hospice. Her research focuses on the   facilitation of pain and analgesic management by hospice caregivers. Dr.   Mayahara worked systematically with caregivers, hospice care providers, and a   software company to develop a digital pain diary (e-PainSupport) for hospice   patients and caregivers. Dr. Mayahara is currently principal investigator on   a study funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Institutes for   Nursing Research to test the effects of e-PainSupport in home hospice. She is   also a co-investigator on a National Institutes of Health R01 grant to test   the effects of an online grief management intervention for dementia   caregivers (PI: Dr. O. Paun) and a National Institutes on Aging R01 grant to   adapt and pilot test an efficacious advance care planning intervention with   patients with mild dementia and their surrogates to promote discussions about   end-of-life care (PI: Dr. M. Song). She currently serves on the board of   directors for the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association.

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