Sherrol Palmer Wickham
Sherrol is a Registered Nurse, born in London, England and lived in Montreal, Ottawa and now lives in Toronto. She retired from Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in 2018 where she was Manager of Ambulatory Clinics and Chemotherapy Unit at the Odette Cancer Centre. A graduate of Algonquin College and University of Ottawa in Ontario, she worked with inpatients on an oncology/hematology unit at Ottawa General Hospital. Sherrol moved to Toronto, started working at the Odette Cancer Centre Chemotherapy Unit applying her expertise in chemotherapy delivery, patient care and patient education. In 1997, Sherrol obtained her Canadian Nurses Association certification in Oncology Nursing.
Sherrol revised and expanded the Cancer Centre’s Chemotherapy Education Program, created to allow Registered Nurses from other institutions to learn about chemotherapy delivery, the side effects and care of patients. Nurses from Toronto, other provinces and other countries e.g. Hong Kong participated in the 2-week program. These students were able to return to their own institutions and establish evidence-based chemotherapy delivery practice, increase their roles as registered nurses, create patient education materials tailored to their patient populations and then teach their colleagues about the care of cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. Sherrol has taught chemotherapy administration courses and workshops locally, nationally and internationally.