Anessa Foxwell

Associate Fellow

Anessa Foxwell, MSN, CRNP

  • PhD Student, NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health, Penn Nursing

Anessa M. Foxwell, MSN, CRNP is currently a predoctoral fellow in the NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Nursing and works part-time in the Perelman Oncology Evaluation Center. Foxwell’s current body of research focuses on exploring clinician distress. She has multiple publications including recent editorials on distress in the Journal of Palliative Medicine entitled “Do Viruses Ever Go Away?” and “Part-time Nurse, Full-time worry” in the Philadelphia Inquirer. Previous palliative care and oncology publications also include “Opioids and Cancer Pain Management in the United States: Public Policy and Legal Challenges” in Seminars in Oncology Nursing and “Top 10 Tips for Palliative Care Clinicians Caring for Patients with Hematologic Malignancies” in the Journal of Palliative Medicine.

Foxwell previously worked as a Nurse Practitioner with the Inpatient Palliative Care Service at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, providing inpatient consultation for those with life-limiting illness, and offering recommendation related to pain and symptom management and goals of care conversations. Prior to becoming an advanced practice nurse, she worked as an oncology nurse. Foxwell received her MSN from the University of Pennsylvania where she minored in Palliative Care.

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