BRENDA L. LYON is an associate professor at Indiana University School of Nursing. She is a past president of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists and has served as chairperson of the NACNS Legislative and Regulatory Committee. Dr. Lyon is an adult health CNS with a specialty focus in stress-related physical illness.
PAMELA A. MINARIK holds a joint appointment as an associate professor at Yale University School of Nursing in the psychiatric mental health nursing specialty and at Yale New Haven Hospital as a psychiatric consultation liaison CNS. She has served as a member of the NACNS Legislative and Regulatory Committee.
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