Anessa Foxwell​ is a PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health. She was supported by the Individualized Care for At-Risk Older Adults (T32NR009356) program, and is an Associate Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. Her research interests include patient and family factors in palliative and end-of-life care including, but not limited to, clinician distress. Her co-mentors are Drs. Salimah Meghani and Connie Ulrich

Foxwell was a Nurse Practitioner with the Inpatient Palliative Care Service at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) where she consulted for those with life-limiting illness 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. She continues to educate the next generation of nurses through guest lectures at her alma mater. Foxwell has worked on many projects to promote primary palliative care throughout the UPHS, including nursing education, implementation of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s ​Conversation Ready Project​, development of the Comfort Care Order Set, and coordination of hematology-oncology Advanced Practice office hours. 

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Ulrich CM, Knafl K, Foxwell AM, Zhou Q, Paidipati C, Tiller D, Ratcliffe SJ, Wallen GR, Richmond TS, Naylor M, Gordon TF, Grady C, Miller V. Experiences of Patients After Withdrawal From Cancer Clinical Trials. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Aug 2;4(8):e2120052. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.20052. PMID: 34374772; PMCID: PMC8356063.

Reville B, Foxwell AM. Blueprint for a Palliative Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Fellowship. J Palliat Med. 2021 Jul 9. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2021.0273. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34242524.

Foxwell AM, Kennedy EE, Naylor M. Investment in Women’s Mental Health During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2021 Jul;30(7):918-919. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2021.0224. Epub 2021 Jun 2. PMID: 34077682; PMCID: PMC8290297.

Foxwell AM. Do Viruses Ever Go Away? J Palliat Med. 2021 Feb;24(2):296. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2020.0424. Epub 2020 Jul 20. PMID: 32716688; PMCID: PMC8182648.

Foxwell AM. Not Another Love Story. J Palliat Med. 2019 Oct;22(10):1287-1288. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2019.0151. PMID: 31584326.

Webb JA, Foxwell AM, Jones CA, El-Jawahri A, Kamal AH, Kayastha N, Roeland EJ, LeBlanc TW. Top Ten Tips Palliative Care Clinicians Should Know About Caring for Patients with Hematologic Malignancies. J Palliat Med. 2019 Nov;22(11):1449-1454. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2019.0332. Epub 2019 Jul 19. PMID: 31329005.

Foxwell AM, Uritsky T, Meghani SH. Opioids and Cancer Pain Management in the United States: Public Policy and Legal Challenges. Semin Oncol Nurs. 2019 Jun;35(3):322-326. doi: 10.1016/j.soncn.2019.04.015. Epub 2019 Apr 30. PMID: 31053394.

Foxwell AM, Moyer ME, Casarett DJ, O’Connor NR. Palliative Care Office Hours for Patients with Hematologic Malignancies: An Innovative Model for Symptom Management and Education. J Palliat Med. 2017 Oct;20(10):1148-1151. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2017.0091. Epub 2017 May 24. PMID: 28537777.