Dr. Macpherson is a staff nurse on the Cancer Care Inpatient Unit at Seattle Children's Hospital. Her clinical and research careers have focused on the care of children, adolescents, and young adults with cancer with a particular focus on symptom assessment and management, psychosocial support, and end of life care, including patient, family, and professional loss and grief.
As a founding member of the Consortium to Study Symptoms in Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer (CS2AYAC) she has actively participated in the consortium's program of research developing and testing an innovative iPad application, the Computerized Symptom Capture Tool (CSCAT) which combines graphical images and free text responses in a heuristics approach to explore symptoms and symptom clusters.
- Self-reported Symptom Experiences and Self-management Strategies used by Children, Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer: What Can We Learn? (201)
- Seattle Children's Hospital
- Seattle, Washington