Expert: Susan Bauer-Wu
Susan Bauer-Wu, PhD, RN, is a researcher, educator, and clinician. She is currently an associate professor of nursing at Emory’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, as well as a Georgia Cancer Center Coalition Distinguished Scholar. She is also author of the book, “Leaves Falling Gently: Living Fully with Serious and Life-limiting Illness through Mindfulness, Compassion and Connectedness.”
From 2001 to 2007, Bauer-Wu was an instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and research center director at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA, where she led research efforts aimed to improve the quality of life and quality of care for cancer patients. She has been a faculty member for the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness training programs and the Upaya Zen Center’s educational programs.
Bauer-Wu has a productive program of research funded by the National Institutes of Health and prominent foundations. Her research focuses on the effects of chronic stress and the benefits of mindfulness and compassion practices in the face of debilitating and potentially life-limiting illness. Additionally, she has studied methods to ease caregiver stress.
Bauer-Wu facilitates healing and resiliency retreats and workshops as well as meditation training programs for health care professionals and people with serious illnesses and their families.
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Dec. 19, 2011
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- Atlanta Journal-Constitution - "Mindfulness meditation helps cancer patients and caregivers" (11/23/2009)
- HealingWell.com - "Words Can Help the Healing" (2/22/2011)
- Here on Earth - "Mindfulness and Medicine" (8/25/2011)