Doranne Donesky, RN, PhD, NP

SchoolUCSF School of Nursing
DepartmentPhysiological Nursing
Address2 Koret Way
San Francisco CA 94143
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    University of California, San FranciscoPh.D.2003 Nursing
    University of California, San FranciscoM.S.1990 Nursing

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    Dr. Donesky's research focuses on non-pharmacologic symptom management interventions for people with chronic lung disease. Projects include translation of an internet-based dyspnea self-management program with mobile access into clinical practice, and a Tele-Yoga program using simplified interactive multipoint videoconferencing technology for patients with both COPD and heart failure. She practices as a nurse practitioner at Mt. Zion chest faculty practice where she's part of an interdisciplinary team that is developing a pulmonary rehabilitation program and a Quality of Life/Symptom Management Clinic for pulmonary outpatients. She is the faculty of record for the Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology course that is taken by all advanced practice nursing students at UCSF, and she developed the palliative care minor for nursing students that is now transitioning to an interprofessional training opportunity. Dr. Donesky is co-director of the Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist program in the School of Nursing.

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    1. Suba S, Donesky D, Scruth EA, Carrieri-Kohlman V. Association Between Clinical Nurse Specialist's Presence and Open Visitation in US Intensive Care Units. Clin Nurse Spec. 2017 Jan/Feb; 31(1):30-35. PMID: 27906731.
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    2. Almukhaini SJ, Donesky D, Scruth EA. OMAN: The Emergence of the Clinical Nurse Specialist. Clin Nurse Spec. 2016 Mar-Apr; 30(2):71-3. PMID: 26848894.
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    3. Currow DC, Abernethy AP, Allcroft P, Banzett RB, Bausewein C, Booth S, Carrieri-Kohlman V, Davidson P, Disler R, Donesky D, Dudgeon D, Ekstrom M, Farquhar M, Higginson I, Janssen D, Jensen D, Jolley C, Krajnik M, Laveneziana P, McDonald C, Maddocks M, Morelot-Panzini C, Moxham J, Mularski RA, Noble S, O'Donnell D, Parshall MB, Pattinson K, Phillips J, Ross J, Schwartzstein RM, Similowski T, Simon ST, Smith T, Wells A, Yates P, Yorke J, Johnson MJ. The need to research refractory breathlessness. Eur Respir J. 2016 Jan; 47(1):342-3. PMID: 26721965.
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    4. Donesky D. Management of acute breathlessness in the person with chronic refractory breathlessness. Curr Opin Support Palliat Care. 2015 Sep; 9(3):212-6. PMID: 26147913.
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    5. Sedillo, R; Openshaw, M; Cataldo, J; Donesky, D; Boit, J; Tarus, A; Thompson, L. A Pilot Study of Palliative Care Provider Self-competence and Priorities for Education in Kenya. Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing. 2015; 17(4):356–363.
    6. Disler RT, Inglis SC, Newton PJ, Currow DC, Macdonald PS, Glanville AR, Donesky D, Carrieri-Kohlman V, Davidson PM. Patterns of technology use in patients attending a cardiopulmonary outpatient clinic: a self-report survey. Interact J Med Res. 2015; 4(1):e5. PMID: 25798814; PMCID: PMC4376160.
    7. Selman L, McDermott K, Donesky D, Citron T, Howie-Esquivel J. Appropriateness and acceptability of a Tele-Yoga intervention for people with heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: qualitative findings from a controlled pilot study. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2015; 15:21. PMID: 25887324; PMCID: PMC4324792.
    8. Donesky D, Citron TL, Hilling L, Cayou C, Milic MM. Additional Evidence for the Long-Term Benefits of Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Respir Care. 2015 Aug; 60(8):1120-9. PMID: 25605958.
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    9. Schneidman A, Reinke L, Donesky D, Carrieri-Kohlman V. Patient information series. Sudden breathlessness crisis. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2014 Mar 1; 189(5):P9-10. PMID: 24579844.
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    10. Mularski RA, Reinke LF, Carrieri-Kohlman V, Fischer MD, Campbell ML, Rocker G, Schneidman A, Jacobs SS, Arnold R, Benditt JO, Booth S, Byock I, Chan GK, Curtis JR, Donesky D, Hansen-Flaschen J, Heffner J, Klein R, Limberg TM, Manning HL, Morrison RS, Ries AL, Schmidt GA, Selecky PA, Truog RD, Wang AC, White DB. An official American Thoracic Society workshop report: assessment and palliative management of dyspnea crisis. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2013 Oct; 10(5):S98-106. PMID: 24161068.
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    11. Donesky D, Nguyen HQ, Paul SM, Carrieri-Kohlman V. The affective dimension of dyspnea improves in a dyspnea self-management program with exercise training. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2014 Apr; 47(4):757-71. PMID: 23954497.
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    12. Park SK, Stotts NA, Douglas MK, Donesky-Cuenco D, Carrieri-Kohlman V. Dyspnea coping strategies in Korean immigrants with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. J Transcult Nurs. 2014 Jan; 25(1):60-9. PMID: 24346615.
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    13. Bayley PJ, Isaac L, Kong JY, Adamson MM, Ashford JW, Mahoney LA, Beltran M, Brown-Elhillali A, Held A, Ajayi A, Belcher H, Bond A, Mason H, Lemaster C, Shaw S, Mullin C, Holick E, Saper R, Braun TD, Riley KE, Park CL, Trehern AE, Davis MB, Mastronardi EL, Butzer B, Khalsa SB, Shorter SM, Reinhardt KM, Cope S, Cheung C, Justice C, Wyman J, Cook-Cottone CP, Daly LA, Haden SC, Hagins M, Danhauer SC, Griffin LP, Avis NE, Sohl SJ, Lawrence J, Jesse MT, Addington EL, Messino MJ, Giguere JK, Lucas SL, Wiliford SK, Shaw E, de Manincor M, Bensoussan A, Smith C, Fahey P, Bourchier S, Desrochers DI, Viswanathan S, Partharasathy BR, Doherty K, Moye J, Walsh C, Pokaski-Azar J, Gosian J, Chapman J, King K, Sohl S, Danhauer S, Dunbar E, Gabriel MG, Huebner M, Hofmann SG, Khalsa SB, Gaskins RB, Jennings E, Thind H, Fava JL, Hartman S, Bock BC, Gramann P, Haaz S, Bingham CO, Bartlett SJ, Hagins M, States R, Selfe T, Innes K, Harris AR, Jennings PA, Abenavoli RM, Katz DA, Hudecek KM, Greenberg MT, Jeter PE, Nkodo AF, Haaz S, Dagnelie G, Keosaian JE, Lemaster CM, Chao M, Saper RB, King KD, Gosian J, Doherty K, Walsh C, Pokaski Azar J, Chapman J, Danhauer SC, Moye J, Kinser P, Bourguignon C, Taylor A, Mahoney LA, Bayley PJ, Collery LM, Menzies-Toman D, Nilsson M, Frykman V, Noggle JJ, Braun T, Khalsa SB, Nosaka M, Okamura H, Fukatu N, Potts A, Weidknecht K, Coulombe S, Davies B, Ryan C, Day D, Reale J, Staples JK, Knoefel J, Herman C, Riley KE, Park CL, Bedesin EY, Stewart VM, Riley KE, Braun TD, Park CL, Pescatello LS, Davis MB, Trehern AE, Mastronardi EL, Rioux J, Rosen RK, Thind H, Gaskins R, Jennings E, Morrow K, Williams D, Bock B, Rousseau D, Jackson E, Schmid AA, Miller KK, Van Puymbroeck M, Debaun EL, Schalk N, Dierks TD, Altenburger P, Damush T, Williams LS, Selman L, Citron T, Howie-Esquivel J, McDermott K, Milic M, Donesky D, Shook A, Ruzic R, Galloway F, Van Puymbroeck M, Miller KK, Schalk N, Schmid AA, Ward LJ, Stebbings S, Sherman K, Cherkin D, Baxter GD, West JI, Duffy N, Liang B. 2013 SYR Accepted Poster Abstracts. Int J Yoga Therap. 2013; 23(1):32-53. PMID: 24016822.
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    14. Nguyen HQ, Donesky D, Reinke LF, Wolpin S, Chyall L, Benditt JO, Paul SM, Carrieri-Kohlman V. Internet-based dyspnea self-management support for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2013 Jul; 46(1):43-55. PMID: 23073395; PMCID: PMC3548968.
    15. Ryerson CJ, Donesky D, Pantilat SZ, Collard HR. Dyspnea in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: a systematic review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2012 Apr; 43(4):771-82. PMID: 22285287.
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    16. Donesky D, Melendez M, Nguyen HQ, Carrieri-Kohlman V. A responder analysis of the effects of yoga for individuals with COPD: who benefits and how? Int J Yoga Therap. 2012; (22):23-36. PMID: 23070669.
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    17. Park SK, Stotts NA, Douglas MK, Donesky-Cuenco D, Carrieri-Kohlman V. Symptoms and functional performance in Korean immigrants with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Heart Lung. 2012 May; 41(3):226-37. PMID: 22054719.
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    18. Donesky D, Janson SL, Nguyen HQ, Neuhaus J, Neilands TB, Carrieri-Kohlman V. Determinants of frequency, duration, and continuity of home walking in patients with COPD. Geriatr Nurs. 2011 May-Jun; 32(3):178-87. PMID: 21501900.
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    19. Wolpin S, Nguyen HQ, Donesky-Cuenco D, Carrieri-Kohlman V, Doorenbos A. Effects of automated prompts for logging symptom and exercise data on mobile devices in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Comput Inform Nurs. 2011 Feb; 29(2):75-80. PMID: 21048498.
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    20. Reinke LF, Griffith RG, Wolpin S, Donesky-Cuenco D, Carrieri-Kohlman V, Nguyen HQ. Feasibility of a webinar for coaching patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on end-of-life communication. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2011 May; 28(3):147-52. PMID: 20834035; PMCID: PMC3084900.
    21. Carrieri-Kohlman V, Donesky-Cuenco D, Park SK, Mackin L, Nguyen HQ, Paul SM. Additional evidence for the affective dimension of dyspnea in patients with COPD. Res Nurs Health. 2010 Feb; 33(1):4-19. PMID: 19937752; PMCID: PMC3000805.
    22. Donesky-Cuenco D, Nguyen HQ, Paul S, Carrieri-Kohlman V. Yoga therapy decreases dyspnea-related distress and improves functional performance in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a pilot study. J Altern Complement Med. 2009 Mar; 15(3):225-34. PMID: 19249998; PMCID: PMC3051406.
    23. Nguyen HQ, Donesky-Cuenco D, Wolpin S, Reinke LF, Benditt JO, Paul SM, Carrieri-Kohlman V. Randomized controlled trial of an internet-based versus face-to-face dyspnea self-management program for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: pilot study. J Med Internet Res. 2008; 10(2):e9. PMID: 18417444; PMCID: PMC2483918.
    24. Nguyen HQ, Donesky-Cuenco D, Carrieri-Kohlman V. Associations between symptoms, functioning, and perceptions of mastery with global self-rated health in patients with COPD: a cross-sectional study. Int J Nurs Stud. 2008 Sep; 45(9):1355-65. PMID: 17983617; PMCID: PMC2651407.
    25. Donesky-Cuenco D, Janson S, Neuhaus J, Neilands TB, Carrieri-Kohlman V. Adherence to a home-walking prescription in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Heart Lung. 2007 Sep-Oct; 36(5):348-63. PMID: 17845881.
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    26. Nguyen HQ, Cuenco D, Wolpin S, Benditt J, Carrieri-Kohlman V. Methodological considerations in evaluating eHealth interventions. Can J Nurs Res. 2007 Mar; 39(1):116-34. PMID: 17450708.
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    27. Nguyen HQ, Wolpin S, Chiang KC, Cuenco D, Carrieri-Kohlman V. Exercise and symptom monitoring with a mobile device. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2006; 1047. PMID: 17238666; PMCID: PMC1839516.
    28. Carrieri-Kohlman V, Nguyen HQ, Donesky-Cuenco D, Demir-Deviren S, Neuhaus J, Stulbarg MS. Impact of brief or extended exercise training on the benefit of a dyspnea self-management program in COPD. J Cardiopulm Rehabil. 2005 Sep-Oct; 25(5):275-84. PMID: 16217231.
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