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Dorothy Gale Batton Smith

Dorothy Gale Batton Smith, American oncological nurse. Registered Nurse, Texas. Recipient Brown Foundation Oncology award, Houston, 1985, Mara Mogensen Flaherty award Oncology Nursing Society, 1991.

Background

  • Smith, Dorothy Gale Batton was born on November 30, 1945 in Minden, Louisiana, United States. Daughter of James B. and Dorothy Alice (Shurtleff) Batton.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of science in nursing, Northeast Louisiana State University, 1967. MSN, University Colorado, Denver, 1969.

    Career

    • Staff nurse University Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, 1967-1968, program director entero-therapy, 1974-1983, nurse specialist entero-therapy and sex rehabilitation, 1983-1988, director nursing education, 1988-1993. Assistant professor Northwestern Louisiana University, Shreveport, 1993-1995. Clinical coordinator nursing services Cheyenne Mountain Rehabilitation, Colorado Springs, Colorado, since 1995.

      Assistant professor Texas Woman's University, Houston, 1969-1971. Associate professor University Arkansas, Little Rock, 1971-1972. President Texas Medical Center Education Consortium, Houston, 1992, co-chair Golden Jubilee Quality of Life series, 1990-1991.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse, Texas.

    Works

    • Editor Sexual Rehabilitation of Genito-urinary Oncology Patient, 1981, Ostomy Care and the Cancer Patient, 1986, Dimensions in Oncology Nursing, 1987-1992, Journal Entero Therapy Nursing, 1990-1993. Member review board Registered Nurse magazine, since 1989.

    Politics

    Christian discipleship is a commitment to work for social and political change of the community you live in.

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Through Jesus' death on the cross, and his resurrection, God has broken the power of all that is evil, in the world and in us.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    All Christians need to be familiar with the Bible, that contains a wide variety of literature, including history, law, poetry, gospels, letters, polemic, stories and apocalyptic visions, and try to immerse themselves in it.

    Membership

    President Sunday School class, Methodist Church, Houston, 1984-1985. Team mom softball, Houston, 1985-1987, volleyball St. Agnes High School, 1989-1991. Volunteer Texas Special Olympics, 1992.

    Fellow American Academy Nursing. Member American Nurses Association, International Association Entero Therapy (board member 1991-1993, editor 1990-1993, manuscript award 1989, 90), Texas Medical Center Educational Consortium (president 1992), Golden Jubilee Quality of Life Series (co-chair 1990-1991), American Medical Writers Association (book award 1982), American Sex Educators and Counselors, Texas Nurses Association.

    Personality

    Interests

    Sports, reading, writing, horseback riding, travel.

    Connections

    • Married Luis H. Rodriguez, August 29, 1969 (divorced August 1976). 1 child, Rachel B.; married Harold E. Smith, March 20, 1982.
    • father: James B. Batton
    • mother: Dorothy Alice (Shurtleff) Batton
    • spouses: Luis H. Rodriguez
    • Harold E. Smith
    • child: Rachel B. Smith
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    Born November 30, 1945
    (age 71)
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