Sheila MacBride is a registered nurse with a bachelor's degree in nursing, a master's degree in cancer nursing, and a postgraduate certificate in teaching and learning in higher education. Her master's thesis focused on survivorship and follow-up issues in young men who received chemotherapy for testicular cancer. Sheila has worked as a cancer nurse in Scotland for twenty years, holding posts as charge nurse, Clinical Nurse Specialist, and Clinical Nursing (education) Facilitator. She developed a nurse led chemotherapy service in South-East Scotland. For the past two years she has been a lecturer in cancer nursing at the University of Dundee where she delivers nurse education at pre-registration, post-registration and post-graduate levels in adult and specialist cancer nursing programs. Sheila is a keen researcher, most recently in the area of radiation skin reactions, and has published and presented nationally and internationally. She has been involved in the development of a best practice statement in radiation skin reactions with an expert multidisciplinary group for National Health Service Quality Improvement Scotland. Her recent initiatives include involving patients in discussions within online education modules for safe administration of cytotoxic chemotherapy to illustrate their perspectives on the chemotherapy experience.
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