After completing my master’s degree, I transitioned from clinical ICU nursing to teaching critical care at the undergraduate nursing level. During these experiences, I identified the family members of intensive care unit patients as a population who often has untoward psychological symptoms during the patient’s ICU admission. My dissertation work focused on the stress and coping of family members during and after a patient’s ICU hospitalization. As a post-doctoral fellow, I broadened my research interests to include family member symptoms of anxiety, depression, and quality of life in both an Intensive Care and Long Term Acute Care Hospital setting. My goal is to develop interventions that may help family members during and after a patient’s ICU hospitalizations.
- NURS 60101 - Theoretical Basis for Nursing Practice