Wenonah B. Ecung, PhD, Oral History Interview, September 16, 2016

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Wenonah B. Ecung, PhD, Oral History Interview, September 16, 2016

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Description

Major Topics Covered:

  • Personal background and education
  • Perspectives on the role of nurses, oncology nursing, and nursing leadership
  • Views on racial bias
  • The Department of Developmental Therapeutics; organization of Station 16, Station 55, Station 65
  • Leadership, mentoring, career decision-making processes
  • Evolution of multidisciplinary care
  • Views on executive leadership; institutional change with shifting leadership
  • Electronic medical records

Publication Date

9-21-2016

Publisher

The Historical Resources Center, Research Medical Library, The University of Texas Cancer Center

City

Houston, Texas

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License
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Topics Covered

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas System. M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute at Houston, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute

Disciplines

History of Science, Technology, and Medicine | Oncology | Oral History

About the Interview

About the Interview Subject:

Wenonah B. Ecung (b. July 10; Washington, DC) came to MD Anderson in 1977 in the role of Nurse Clinician II in Medical Oncology. When she retired in 2016, she was serving as Vice President of Clinical Administration reporting to the Executive Vice President and Physician in Chief.

During her long career with the institution, Dr. Ecung had an impact on the organization of nursing care and the transformation of the role of nurses in partnering with physicians in patient care. She contributed to the evolution of multidisciplinary care at MD Anderson, and participated in organizing the institution’s formal shift to the multidisciplinary care model.

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