About Paz Fernandez-Ortega

I am quite enthusiastic person. I lived in Barcelona since many years ago, but I was born in La Rioja-Spain. I love reading, cinema, to travel, music and mountains.

As a nurse, I have been always very much involved in cancer care and in many different settings; inpatient, day care, chemotherapy delivery unit, outpatient and Palliative Home Care and supportive care for cancer patients at home. In total, for more than 32 years in oncology. 1985-2018.

I have been working at Institute Català d'Oncologia, a cancer center, as an oncology nurse and I hold a position now as Research Nurse Coordinator since 2001 till today.

I have travelled extensively over the last 20 years. I have been in Asia, many countires in Europe and USA. I spent, on personal initiative, two weeks at the Beatson Oncology Centre in Glasgow, in Royal Marsden London, Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York and Dana Farber Cancer Centre in Boston. I am fluent in English, French, Italian and Catalonian languages.

I have been involved in Education for nurses students I was lecturer assistant in Nursing degree and cancer nursing studies. Today I am Associated professor at Barcelona University, .

I am a reviewer at "Enfermeria Clínica", Spanish nursing journal and I was editorial member and Chief editor for the last 10 years in "Enfermeria Oncológica", main journal in cancer nursing in my country. Also reviewer at international journals as; Cancer Nursing, JAN (Journal Advanced Nursing), APJON Asian Pacific Jopuranl Oncology Nursing and, some others.


Registered Nurse at Barcelona University 1981.  Bachelor Degree in Clinical Psychology, Barcelona University 1987. Master in Mental Health Nursing. Barcelona University 1982-1984. Postgraduate in Nursing Management at Escola de Alta Dirección- EADA. 1990- 1991. Postgraduate in Cancer Care Nursing. Barcelona University. 1996-1997. Master in Qualitative Research in Health Science 2002 and 2005. PhD Doctorate in Methodology and Nursing Sciences at Barcelona University.

I was EANS student in Maastrich University, York University and Dublin  University, during past years 2006-2007-2008. 

Executive Board Member at the EONS (European Oncology Nursing Society) 1999 - 2005.Member at Research committee. Board Member at the Executive in the Spanish Cancer Nursing Society SEEO 1998-2002. Currently chair at the MASCC Study Group - Patient Education since 8 years ago.


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