Elizabeth (Beth) Ely, RN, PhD is an expert in pediatric pain assessment and management. She came to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia from the Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. She has extensive experience with longitudinal studies in children with sickle cell disease. She works with clinical nurses to apply research and evidence to nursing practice.
Education and Training
PhD, University of Colorado | MS, University of Maryland at Baltimore
BSN, Duke University
Titles and Academic Titles
Nurse Researcher, Center for Pediatric Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice
Pediatric pain assessment and management
Effectiveness of cognitive behavioral and nonpharmacologic pain management strategies
Sickle Cell pain management
Relationship between temperament and pain behaviors and pain related coping strategies
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