Phyllis B. Whitehead

Clinical Nurse Specialist at Carilion Clinic

711 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke, Virginia, United States
Carilion Clinic
HQ Phone:
(540) 855-8100
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Last Updated 12/5/2017

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Employment History

Clinical Nurse Specialist  - Virginia Tech Inc.


BSN  - Radford University

MSN  - Radford University

PhD  - 

PhD.  - Virginia Tech


Clinical Nurse Specialist  - Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital

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Phyllis Whitehead, PhD, MSN, APRN, ACHPN: Treasurer Phyllis is a graduate of Radford University, where she received her BSN and MSN and Virginia Tech, where she received her PhD. Her practice concentrations include: alleviate suffering through pain and symptom management, communication and coordination of patient care; focus on life limiting diseases such as cancer, cardiac disease like Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), kidney failure, Alzheimer's, HIV/AIDS and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS); and expertise in symptom management such as pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, constipation, nausea, loss of appetite and difficulty sleeping.

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· Phyllis Whitehead, PhD, MSN, APRN, ACHPN Carilion Clinic-Roanoke Memorial (Treasurer VaCNS)

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28th Annual Meeting Faculty - Academy of Integrative Pain Management

Phyllis Whitehead, PhD, APRN/CNS, ACHPN, RN-BC, is clinical nurse specialist with Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital (CRMH) Palliative Care Service and Pain Management Team and assistant professor at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.
She is certified in pain management and as an advanced practice hospice and palliative care nurse. She facilitates the CRMH Pain Committee and provides the Pain Resource Nurse (PRN) training. Dr. Whitehead has published and presented regionally, nationally, and internationally on pain and symptom management, moral distress, and patients' end of life preferences locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. She chairs the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists Opioid Task Force. r. Whitehead reports that she has nothing to disclose.

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