Yale School of Nursing, Yale University's Graduate Nursing Programs

Mark Lazenby, PhD, MSN

lazenbyAssistant Professor of Nursing

Division of Acute Care/Health Systems

Yale School of Nursing - Rm 20401
Yale University West Campus
P.O. Box 27399
West Haven, CT 06516
USA

mark.lazenby@yale.edu

203.737.2365
203.737.1748 fax

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About
Mark Lazenby earned his Master's of Science in Nursing, specializing in oncology, from YSN in 2009. He is an Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner. He previously earned a Master's in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a PhD in Philosophy of Religion from Boston University.

Immediately after graduating from YSN, Dr. Lazenby worked with his hands as a Fulbright Scholar at the King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC) in Amman, Jordan, where he and his colleagues are researching the role of religion and spirituality in the wellbeing of cancer patients treated at KHCC.

In addition, Dr. Lazenby has an ongoing study that seeks to identify what influences where people in Botswana, Southern Africa, die (home or hospital). His is the first place-of-death study in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Read more about Mark Lazenby in Yale Nursing Matters magazine, "Bringing a philosophical perspective to palliative care." 

Selected Publications

Jafari, N., Zamani, A., Lazenby, M., Farajzadegan, Z., Emami, H., & Loghmani, A. (in press). Translation and validation of the Persian version of the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy—Spiritual Well-being scale (FACIT-Sp) among Muslim Iranians in treatment for cancer. Palliative & Supportive Care.

Jang, J., & Lazenby, M. (in press). Current state of palliative and end-of-life care based on home or inpatient facility and urban or rural settings in Africa. Palliative & Supportive Care.

Lazenby, M., & Khatib, J. (in press). The relationship between patient characteristics, health-related quality of life, and spiritual well-being among Arab Muslim cancer patients. Journal of Palliative Medicine.

Lazenby, M. (in press). When we speak of the humanities in nursing. Nursing Outlook.

Lazenby, M., Khatib, J., Al-Khair, F., & Neamat, M. (in press). Psychometric properties of the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Spiritual Well-being (FACIT-sp) in an Arabic-speaking predominantly Muslim population. Psycho-Oncology.

Urbanski, B., & Lazenby, M. (in press). Distress among hospitalized pediatric patients with cancer modified by pet-therapy intervention to improve quality of life. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing

Philips, P., & Lazenby, M. (2013). The emotional and spiritual wellbeing of hospice patients in Botswana. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 16(11), 1438-1445.

Fodeh, S., Lazenby, M., Bai, M., Ercolano, E., Murphy, T., & McCorkle, R. (2013). Functional impairment as symptoms in the symptom cluster analysis of patients newly diagnosed with advanced cancer. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 46(4), 500-510. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2012.09.011.

Ercolano, E., Bai, M. Lazenby, M., Ma, T., & McCorkle, R. (2013). Emotional distress in patients newly diagnosed with late stage cancers. Palliative Care & Medicine, S3, 02. doi: 10.4172/2165-7386.S3-002.

Lazenby, M., Ercolano, E., Bai, M., & McCorkle, R. (In Press). Comparing the Distress Thermometer (DT) with the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ)-2 for Screening for Possible Cases of Depression among Patients Newly Diagnosed with Advanced Cancer. Palliative & Supportive Care.

Lazenby, M. (In Press). The international endorsement of US distress screening and psychosocial guidelines in oncology: A model for dissemination. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

Lazenby, M., Ercolano, E., & McCorkle, R. (2012). Validity of the end-of-life professional caregiver survey (EPCS) to assess for multidisciplinary educational needs. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 15, 427-431.

Lazenby, M., & Olshevski, J. (2012). Place of death among Botswana’s oldest old. Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 65(3), 173-187.

McCorkle, R., Engelking, C., Lazenby, M., Davies, M. J., Ercolano, E., & Lyons, C. A. (2012). Perceptions of roles, practice patterns, and professional growth opportunities: Broadening the scope of advanced practice in oncology. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 16, 382-387.

McCorkle, R., Knobf, M. T., Engelking, C., Lazenby, M., Davies, M., Sipples, R., . . . Lyons, C. (2012). Transition to a new cancer care delivery system: Opportunity for empowerment of the role of the advanced practice provider. Journal of Advanced Practice Oncology, 3, 34-42.

Slade, K., Lazenby, M., & Grant-Kels, J. M. (In press; accepted March 2011). Ethics of utilizing nurse practitioners and physician’s assistants in the dermatology setting. Clinics in Dermatology.

Lazenby, M., Khatib, J., Al-Khair, F., & Neamat, M. (2011). Psychometric Properties of the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Spiritual Well-being (FACIT-Sp) in an Arabic-Speaking Predominantly Muslim Population. Psycho-Oncology. [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1002/pon.2062 10.1002/pon.2062

Stagg, E., & Lazenby, M. (2011). Best practices for the treatment of depression at the end of life. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1177/1049909111413889.

McCorkle, R., Ercolano, Lazenby, M., Schulman-Green, D., Schilling, L., Lorig, K., & Wagner, E. (2011). Self-management: Enabling and empowering patients living with cancer as a chronic illness. CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, 61(1), 50-62. doi: 10.3322/caac.20093.

Schulman-Green, D., Ercolano, E., LaCoursiere, C., Ma, T., Lazenby, M., & McCorkle, R. (2010). Developing and testing a web-based survey to assess educational needs of palliative and end-of-life health care professionals in Connecticut. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 28, 219-229. doi: 10.1177/1049909110385219.

Lazenby, J. M. (2010). On “spirituality,” “religion,” and “Religions”:  A concept analysis.  Palliative and Supportive Care, 8,469-476. doi: 10.1017/S1478951510000374.

Lazenby, J. M., & Saif, MW. (2010). Palliative care from the beginning of treatment for advanced pancreatic cancer. Journal of the Pancreas, 11(2), 154-157.

Lazenby, J. M., Ma, T., Knobf, T., Funk, M., McCorkle, R., & Moffat, H. (2010). Influences on place of death in Botswana. Palliative and Supportive Care, 8(2), 177-185. doi: 10.1017/S1478951509990939.

Selected Presentations
Lazenby, J.M. (2012, January). Analysis of vital event data, including causes of death for Botswana.  World Health Organization Health Metrics Network MoVE-IT Meeting at the 7th Annual Africa Society for Statistical Development, Cape Town, South Africa.

Lazenby, J. M. (2011, December ). The state of palliative care research in Botswana, southern Africa. 8th International Conference of the African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer, Cairo, Egypt.

Lazenby, J. M., Ercolano, E., & McCorkle, R. (2011, November). Validity of the End-of-life Professional Caregiver Survey (EPCS) to assess for multidisciplinary educational needs. Connecticut Cancer Partnership, New Haven, CT, USA.

Lazenby, J. M. (2011, October). Reliability and Validity of the Arabic translation of the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy - Spiritual Well-being.  13th World Congress of the International Psycho-Oncology Society, Antalya, Turkey.

Lazenby, J. M. (2011, June). Enabling and empowering patients living with cancer as a chronic illness. 5th Hong Kong International Nursing Forum, Hong Kong.

Lazenby, M., Ma., T., Moffat, H. J., Funk, M., Knobf, M. T., McCorkle, R. (2010, May). Older women and home death in Botswana. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Psycho-Oncology Society, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

Lazenby, J. M. (2010, March). On the possibility of nurses as information gatherers in palliative care in Botswana. Paper  presented at the biennial meeting of the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care, Atlanta, GA., USA.

Lazenby, J. M. (2009, August). The role of WHO verbal autopsies in completing death-certificate data in Botswana. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the International Psycho-Oncology Society, Vienna, Austria.

Lazenby, J. M., & Phaladze, N. (2009, July). The role of indigenous (non-Christian) views of ‘bad luck’ in determining place of death in Gaborone, Botswana. Paper presented at the 24th Quadrennial Congress of the International Council of Nurses, Durban, South Africa.

Lazenby, J. M. (2008, August). The state of palliative care in Princess Marina Hospital’s oncology ward. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the International Conference of Cancer Nursing of the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care, Singapore.