Carol Wells-Federman, MS, Med, APRN, BC received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Boston University and graduate degrees in Health Education from Boston University and Science in Nursing from Simmons College. She is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner.
Ms. Wells-Federman has most recently been a Visiting Scholar at Boston College School of Nursing and Senior Lecturer at Simmons College Graduate School of Health Studies.
Ms. Wells-Federman has held nurse practitioner positions on the staff of the Pre Admission Testing Area at the Massachusetts General Hospital and as the Co-Director of the Chronic Pain Management Program at the Division of Pain Medicine, Dartmouth Hitchcock-Manchester, New Hampshire. She is the former Director of the Chronic Pain Management Program at the Arnold Pain Center, Department of Anesthesia, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA. She has held academic positions as an Associate in Medicine and Associate in Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School. She is a former Scientist and Director of Clinical Training at the Mind/Body Medical Institute. Ms. Wells-Federman has served on the Board of the New England Pain Association and the Kenneth B. Schwartz Center.
Ms. Wells-Federman is an internationally recognized expert in the biopsychosocial-spiritual approach to health care and pain management. Her areas of expertise are in chronic pain management, the psychophysiology of traditional nursing interventions, and caring for the caring self about which she has given numerous talks and workshops. She is the author of several scientific publications and is a major contributor to the Wellness Book, (now in its ninth printing), Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice (2nd, 3rd & 4th Editions), Health Promotion Throughout the Lifespan (3rd & 5th Edition), and is on the Editorial Board for Aspen's Manual for Complementary Therapies.