Discussing Cancer Fatalism and Risky Health Behaviors with Maryum Zaidi, PhD, RN

At this year’s Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress, Maryum Zaidi, PhD, RN, an Assistant Professor in the Solomont School of Nursing, Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, presented her team’s poster “The Relationship of Cancer Fatalism and Risky Health Behaviors Among Adults Living in the US. Population-Based Study.” Following the presentation, Dr. Zaidi sat down to further discuss the poster and the results that were found.

In this interview, Dr. Zaidi delves into:

  • An overview of her presentation regarding cancer fatalism and risky health behaviors
  • The results from the study
  • Why it is important for healthcare providers and their communities to understand this topic
  • How informing healthcare providers on this topic creates a space for more personalized prevention outreach programs
  • How healthcare providers can better educate themselves and their peers on this topic
  • And more!

About Dr. Zaidi

Maryum Zaidi, PhD, RN, is an Assistant Professor in the Solomont School of Nursing, Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Dr. Zaidi’s areas of expertise include medical and surgical nursing, oncology nursing, and home health nursing. She is passionate about researching immigrant health, cancer prevention and survivorship, and health information and technology.

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