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Helen N. Turner D.N.P., P.C.N.S.

  • Portland Campus

    • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine School of Medicine
    • Assistant Professor School of Nursing

Dr. Turner lectures extensively on the many facets of pediatric pain at local, regional, and national levels. On a daily basis she is teaching students and residents of medicine, nursing, physical therapy, and psychology.


  • B.S.N., Montana State University, Bozeman Montana United States 1980
  • M.S.N., University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco California 1990
  • D.N.P., Oregon Health & Science University, Portland Oregon 2009
  • Fellowship:

    • OHSU Bioethics Fellowship
  • Certifications:

    • American Nurse Credentialing Center, Pain Management
    • American Nurse Credentialing Center, Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist
    • American Society for Pain Management Nursing, Advanced Practice--Pain Management Nursing

Memberships and associations

  • American Pain Society
  • American Society for Pain Management Nursing
  • American Academy of Nursing


  • "Assessment of acute and chronic pain symptoms in children with cystic fibrosis" Pediatric Pulmonology October 2005
  • "Parental Preference or Child Well-being" Journal of Pediatric Nursing February 2010
  • "Procedural Pain Management" Pain Management Nursing June 2011
  • "American society for pain management nursing (aspmn) position statement" Pain Management Nursing December 2013
  • "Pediatric patient-controlled analgesia by proxy." AACN Advanced Critical Care October 2007
  • "It Takes a Village" Pain Management Nursing October 1 2015
  • "A randomized, double-blind comparison study of EMLA® and ELA-Max® for topical anesthesia in children undergoing intravenous insertion" Paediatric Anaesthesia  2004
  • "Complex pain consultations in the pediatric intensive care unit." AACN Advanced Critical Care July 2005
  • "American Society for Pain Management Nursing position statement" Journal of Addictions Nursing October 2012
  • "American Society for Pain Management Nursing Position Statement" Pain Management Nursing September 2012
  • "Parental psychopathology in the pediatric intensive care unit" AACN Advanced Critical Care April 2010
  • "A Number is Just Number—Or is it?" Pain Management Nursing June 1 2016
  • "Jo Eland May Be Gone, but Her Legacy Remains" Pain Management Nursing December 1 2016
  • "Opportunities before You" Pain Management Nursing August 1 2017
  • "Delirium in the Critically Ill Child" Clinical Nurse Specialist September 1 2017
  • "Barriers to Pediatric Pain Management" Pain Management Nursing January 1 2019

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