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Martha Blechar Gibbons

Martha Blechar Gibbons, American psychotherapist, educator, consultant. Fellow National Association Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners (board directors Chesapeake chapter, president); member American Nurses Association, Association Death Education & Counseling, Maryland Nurses Association, District of Columbia Nurses Association, Association Pediatric Oncology Nurses, Association for Care Children's Health, Sigma Theta Tau.

Background

  • Gibbons, Martha Blechar was born on August 9, 1950 in Santa Fe. Daughter of Theodore Joseph and Margaret Estelle (Harvey) Blechar.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of science in nursing, San Jose (California) State University, 1973. Master of Science in Maternal-Child Nursing, Medical College of Virginia, 1977. Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Medical College of Virginia, 1978.

      Doctor of Philosophy in Human Development, University Maryland, 1990.

    Career

    • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia. Clinical nurse specialist pediatric urology department Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Community health nurse Frankfurt (Germany) Military Community.

      Psychiatric liaison nurse Texas Children's Hospital, Houston. Pediatric oncology nurse practitioner M. D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute. Clinical nurse specialist pediatric oncology department National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland.

      Private practice psychotherapy and consultant Chevy Chase. Pediatrics psychiatric liaison National Institutes of Health. Director pediatrics nurse practitioner program school nursing University Maryland.

      Associate director children's program St. Francis Center, Washington.

    Works

    • Editor (newsletter) Children's Hospice International.

    Membership

    Fellow National Association Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners (board directors Chesapeake chapter, president). Member American Nurses Association, Association Death Education & Counseling, Maryland Nurses Association, District of Columbia Nurses Association, Association Pediatric Oncology Nurses, Association for Care Children's Health, Sigma Theta Tau.

    Connections

    • Married Myles David Gibbons, June 18, 1977. 1 child, Adam David.
    • father: Theodore Joseph Blechar
    • mother: Margaret Estelle (Harvey) Blechar
    • spouse: Myles David Gibbons
    • child: Adam David Gibbons
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    Born August 9, 1950
    (age 67)
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