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Tamara Ann Bethel

Tamara Ann Bethel, American psychiatric nurse, consultant. Registered Nurse Massachusetts.


  • Bethel, Tamara Ann was born on December 5, 1939 in Granville, New York, United States. Daughter of William Henry and Delphine Ann (McDonough) Bethel.

  • Education

    • Diploma, Jeanne Mance School Nursing, Burlington, 1961. Bachelor of Science, Boston College, 1968. Master of Education, Antioch Graduate Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1974.

      Doctor of Philosophy, Walden University, Florida, 1981.


    • Head nurse Department Mental Health, Boston, 1961—1963, supervisor, 1963—1966. Staff nurse Veterans Administration Hospital, Brockton, 1966—1968. Member faculty Newton Wellesey Hospital School Nursing, 1968—1984, chairman medical, surgical, psychiatric nursing, 1984—1987.

      Executive director Massachusetts chapter Lupus Foundation America, 1987—1989. Nurse manager mental health unit Milford Whitinsville Regional Hospital, Massachusetts, 1989—1994. Sceening coordinator department psychiatry Marlborough Hospital, since 1994, coordinator out-patient mental health, substance abuse services, 1997.

      Nurse psychotherapist, consultant in curriculum. Member adjunct faculty in crisis intervention Institute Open Education, Cambridge College, Bridgewater State College. Developer, presenter workshops in mental health and psychiatric nursing, human sexuality ethics, stress management, non-profit organization operations.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse Massachusetts.


    • Contributor chapters to books, articles on lupus to professional journals, columns in newspapers.


    President Massachusetts chapter Lupus Foundation America, 1985—1987. Board directors Lupus Foundation America, 1985—1987. President, board directors Worcester Foothills Theatre, 1992—1995.

    Member of Massachusetts Nurses Association (Image Professional Nursing award 1990), Massachusetts Nurses Foundation (trustee since 1989), American Nurses Association, Massachusetts Mental Health Nurses Association (certified clinical specialist mental health and psychiatric nursing), Diploma Nurses Association (treasurer Massachusetts).


    • father: William Henry Bethel
    • mother: Delphine Ann (McDonough) Bethel
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    Born December 5, 1939