Jamie Schwachter

Indiana University

Indiana University

USA

Editor

Biography

Jamie Schwachter, BSN, MSN, CNP, received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Indiana University, Bloomington, and her Master of Science in Nursing from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. Jamie started her advanced practice career working for 10 years as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, focusing on gynecology, primary care, lifestyle modification, health promotion, and disease prevention. Jamie was the Coordinator of the 4th Angel Mentoring Program at the Cleveland Clinic, which matches cancer patients and their caregivers with those who have gone through similar experiences. Jamie has many years of experience as an Adult Nurse Practitioner at the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute. Jamie’s primarily functioned as a Cancer Answer Line nurse, responding to any calls or e-mails coming into the Cleveland Clinic regarding cancer. Calls were from patients, caregivers, support members, and other clinicians and Jamie shared her expertise with both confidence and empathy. Most of Jamie’s oncology experience involved triage of all new patients into the cancer center for scheduling purposes and coordination of care. Jamie coordinated care for all cancer types including solid tumors, blood cancers as well as benign hematology. In addition, she was a main contributor to the website Chemocare.com and a facilitator for chemotherapy education classes, cancer etiquette courses for employees, and survivorship classes. She was also a routine contributor to Cleveland Clinic’s Health Hub. Jamie published work includes  The Complete Cancer Organizer: Your Answers to Questions About Living With Cancer, 2016 which covered such topics as : What should I wear to chemotherapy? Should I get a second opinion? How do I talk with my family about my cancer? Why does it take so long to get a diagnosis? Is complementary treatment something I should consider? The more questions they fielded, the more they wanted to compile those questions—and their answers—into a resource to help cancer patients everywhere.

Area of Interests

Cancer types including solid tumors, blood cancers as well as benign hematology.