Patricia Jakel, RN, MN, AOCN
Advance Practice Nurse, Solid Tumor Program, UCLA Healthcare
Patricia Jakel, RN, is an advance practice nurse for the Solid Tumor Program at UCLA Healthcare. She oversees the care of 25-35 patients receiving chemotherapy, radiation therapy, symptom management and end-of-life care. Jakel mentors new nurses to the art of oncology nursing.
Jakel is involved in nursing research looking at moral distress and compassion fatigue. She is a frequent speaker on symptom management, new oncology treatments, resilience building and ethical issues in oncology. She has numerous publications on ethics and oncology nursing, compassion fatigue and chemotherapy agents.