Elaine Whitehurst

de Souza Nurse Associate

RN, CHPCN(C) - Registered Nurse -

Elaine is a CNA certified palliative care nurse with 30 years of experiences. She believes that it is vital to have compassion and sympathy for her patients and their significant others.  She also takes the chemotherapy and biotherapy course and uses NCI CTCAE tool, distress screening tool in her clinical practice.  In terms of patient teaching and education, Elaine asks assesses her patients’ health literacy and base her teaching sessions around their learning preferences.

She is planning to continue her education towards a deSouza Nurse Designation.