Myrna A.A. Doumit, RN, Ph.D., FAAN

Dr. Myrna Doumit joined the Lebanese American University in February 2011, as Assistant Dean of the Alice Ramez Chagoury School of Nursing. She came to the University with 21 years of experience in academic nursing.


Scholarly Interests

Dr. Myrna Doumit is a qualitative researcher. Her research interests are focused on oncology, quality of life and quality of care. She is the author of the first qualitative research studies describing the experience of Lebanese cancer patients. Dr. Doumit is currently involved in several interdisciplinary collaborrative studies with faculty in different universities. She is also a member on two national committees: Breast Cancer Awareness and Palliative Care and Pain under the Ministry of Health.

Selected Publications

Doumit, M. (2011). Lebanon - making a start in palliative care. Hospice Information Bulletin, 8, 2, 10.
Doumit, M. (2011). Cancer patient support: The Lebanese experience. Psycho-Oncology. DOI: 10.1002/pon.1869
Doumit, M., Abu-Saad Huijer, H., Kelley, J., El Saghir, N. & Nassar, N. (2010).Coping with breast cancer: A phenomenological study. Cancer Nursing, 33, E33-E39.
Doumit, M., El Saghir, N., Abu-Saad Huijer, H., Kelley, J. & Nassar, N. (2010). Living with breast cancer: A Lebanese experience. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 14, 42-48.
Doumit, M., and Abu-Saad Huijer, H. (2008). Lebanese cancer patients: Communication and truth telling. Contemporary Nurse, 28, 1-2.
Doumit, M., Abu-Saad Huijer, H., Kelley, J., & Nassar, N. (2008). The lived experience of Lebanese family caregivers of cancer patients. Cancer Nursing, 31(4): 36-42.
Doumit, M.,  Abu-Saad Huijer, H., & Kelley, J. (2007). The lived experience of Lebanese oncology patients receiving palliative care. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 11, 309-319.
Saab, B., Chayaa, M., Doumit, M., & Farhood, L. (2003). Predictors of psychological distress in Lebanese hostages of war. Social Science and Medicine, 57, 1249-1257.
Yaktin, U., Azoury, N., and Doumit, M. (2003). Personal characteristics and job satisfaction among nurses in Lebanon. Journal of Nursing Administration, 33, 384-390.