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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.


  • 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.


    • 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.


    • 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.


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

    Party affiliation: Republican


    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


    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.


    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.



    Sports, reading, writing, horseback riding, travel.


    • 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)