Mi-Kyung Song PhD, RN, FAAN

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Titles and Roles

Professor, Office of Academic Advancement
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University
Director, Center for Nursing Excellence in Palliative Care
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University
Research Program
Cancer Prevention and Control

Biography

Mi-Kyung Song PhD, RN, FAAN, is Professor in the Office of Academic Advancement and Director of the Center for Nursing Excellence in Palliative Care at Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. Before joining Emory, Dr. Song was a faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Song's area of expertise is in palliative and end-of-life care, particularly end-of-life communication, treatment decision making, and surrogate decision making; symptoms; intervention development and testing; clinical trials. Her clinical background includes critical care and cardiovascular nursing. She has taught nursing ethics at all levels, including a doctoral seminar, Ethics and Law in Healthcare and Research, instrumentation and measurement, theory-based intervention development and testing.

Education

Dr. Song received her PhD in Nursing focused in end-of-life and palliative care from University of Wisconsin-Madison with a minor in biostatistics.

Research

Dr. Song's research is focused on improving end-of-life and palliative care for patients with serious multiple chronic illnesses (e.g., patients with advanced chronic kidney disease and post-lung transplant recipients with chronic rejection) and their family members. Specifically, her research areas of interest are end-of-life communication, treatment decision making, surrogate decision making, integration of palliative care, and bioethics. Her methodological areas of interest include intervention development and testing, treatment fidelity, clinical trials, and mixed methods in intervention program of research.

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