Coronavirus Update:What patients and families need to know
The Department of Nursing Science, Professional Practice and Quality supports a collection of more than 20 clinical studies and eight quality improvement science projects led by nurse investigators. Studies include:
- Behavioral interventions
- Instrumentation testing
- Evaluation of nursing care procedures
- Treatment communication and decision-making
- Systematic assessments of child and family responses to illness threat from diagnosis to health recovery or to end of life
Example study outcomes in the past year include:
- Validation of a theory related to child preference for involvement in treatment communication and decision making
- Acceptability and feasibility of a primary palliative care program implemented in more than 18 clinical care areas
- Expanding from four units to nine units, which was the implementation of a safety measure that allows registered nurses to nap on the night shift
- Acceptability and feasibility of hospitalized children and their parents to give their satisfaction ratings with care prior to discharge from the hospital stay
- Implementation of care guidelines for non-pharmacological treatment of pain during intrusive procedures
NIH grants support the exploration of the internal definition of “being a good parent to my seriously ill child” and the link to parent health and family well-being before and following a child’s death, the validation of a child-reported common treatment toxicity measure and sophisticated analyses of child-reported treatment toxicities.
Meet the Team
- Pamela S. Hinds, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN
- Katherine Patterson Kelly, Ph.D.
- Mia Waldron, MSN-ED, RN-BC, C.P.N.
- Vicki Freedenberg, Ph.D., R.N.
- Nadine Camp, D.N.P., APRN, CPNP-PC