Author Archives: Janice Meisenhelder

Janice Meisenhelder

About Janice Meisenhelder

Janice Bell Meisenhelder, DNSc, RN, is an associate professor at MGH Institute of Health Professions. In addition to Melissa’s Prayer Journal (, she has published numerous chapters and articles in medical books and healthcare journals. Dr. Meisenhelder is a graduate of “Publishing Books, Memoirs and Other Creative Nonfiction” (, an annual Harvard CME course taught by publishing professionals. The 2010 course will take place March 25-27 in Boston.

Why this RN published her daughter’s diary

Why this RN published her daughter’s diary

I never intended to write a book for the general public. Then I found my daughter’s prayer journal in her bedside drawer on the day she died of sarcoma.