This collection features articles and book reviews written by the Fairfield University Nursing Faculty.

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Submissions from 2017

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Eating disorder examination-questionnaire (EDE-Q): Norms for a clinical sample of males, Karen Jennings and Kathryn Phillips

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A Systematic Literature Review of the Childbearing Cycle as Experienced by Survivors of Sexual Abuse, Jenna A. LoGiudice

Submissions from 2016

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Listening to the narratives of our patients as part of holistic nursing care, Jessica Alicea-Planas

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Revising a Doctor of Nursing Practice Program in Response to Student Focus Group Feedback, Sheila Grossman, Meredith Wallace Kazer, Nancy Moriber, and Patricia E. Calderwood

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The Elder Project: Evaluating End-of-Life Knowledge Among Health Care Providers, Diana Mager

Submissions from 2015

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Barriers to Providing Health Education During Primary Care Visits at Community Health Centers: Clinical Staff Insights, Jessica Alicea-Planas, Alix Pose, and Linda Smith

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Common Questions About Pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators, Jaclyn Conelius

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Simulation Pedagogy With Nurse Practitioner Students: Impact of Receiving Immediate Individualized Faculty Feedback, Sheila Grossman and Jaclyn Conelius

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Use of phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors in assistive living and home care settings, Rose Iannino-Renz and Diana Mager

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If They Were Real: Lessons Learned from Literary Characters With Dementia, Meredith Wallace Kazer and Karen Osborn

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Medication Side Effects in Home Care How Much Do Patients Really Want to Know?, Diana Mager

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Methotrexate, Diana Mager

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Polymylagia Rheumatica: Common Disease, Elusive Diagnosis, Diana Mager

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Addressing changing sexual health needs through the lifespan, Eileen R. O'Shea, Gerard S. O'Toole, and Meredith Wallace Kazer

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Validating the Health Communication Assessment Tool©(HCAT), Michael Pagano, Eileen R. O'Shea, Suzanne H. Campbell, Leanne M. Currie, Elizabeth Chamberlin, and Christopher A. Pates

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Pain management at the end of life: A comparative study of cancer, dementia, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients, Anat Romem, Sarah E. Tom, Michelle Beauchene, Lynn M. Babington, Steven M. Scharf, and Ayal Romem

Submissions from 2014

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Perceived social support, self esteem, and pregnancy status among Dominican adolescents, Lynn M. Babington, Linda Malone, and Barbara R. Kelley

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Psychosocial trajectories of men monitoring prostate-specific antigen levels following surgery for prostate cancer, Donald E. Bailey, Meredith Wallace Kazer, Thomas J. Polascik, and Cary Robertson

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Pioneering a primary care adult nurse practitioner interprofessional fellowship, Rebecca Brienza, Jaclyn Conelius, Jill Edwards, Emily Meyer, and Susan A. Zapatka

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Electroconvulsive Therapy: Thoughts for Nursing, Allana Brown and Meredith Wallace Kazer

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Left Ventricular Non-Compaction: A Rare Anomaly Presenting in Primary Care, Jaclyn Conelius

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Past, present, and future trends of master's education in nursing, Sally O. Gerard, Meredith Wallace Kazer, Lynn M. Babington, and Theresa T. Quell

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Development, Implementation and Evaluation of a Peer Review of Teaching (PRoT) Initiative in Nursing Education, Diana Mager, Meredith Wallace Kazer, Jaclyn Conelius, Joyce M. Shea, Doris T. Lippman, Roben Torosyan, and Kathryn Nantz

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Teambuilding across healthcare professions: The ELDER project, Diana Mager and Jean W. Lange

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Transformational Learning in Graduate Nurse Education Through Podcasting, Geraldine F. Marrocco, Meredith Wallace Kazer, and Leslie Neal-Boylan

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Transforming Doctoral Education Through the Clinical Electronic Portfolio, Nancy Moriber, Meredith Wallace Kazer, Joyce M. Shea, Sheila Grossman, Kathleen Wheeler, and Jaclyn Conelius

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"Destination to nowhere: a new look at aggressive treatment for heart failure—a case study, Brian J. O'Neill and Meredith Wallace Kazer

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Peripheral Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) in Bulimia Nervosa: A Systematic Review, Kathryn Phillips, Kathleen Keane, and Barbara Wolfe

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Improving Surgical Outcomes in Pancreatic Surgery With Preoperative Nutrition, Dwanna Ward-Boahen and Meredith Wallace Kazer

Submissions from 2013

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Preoperative forced-air warming combined with intraoperative warming versus intraoperative warming alone in the prevention of hypothermia during gynecologic surgery, Melissa Bucci Adriani and Nancy Moriber

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Improving self-efficacy for Latinos through goal setting at a community health center, Jessica Alicea-Planas

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Development of the Health Communication Assessment Tool: Enhancing Relationships, Empowerment, and Power-Sharing Skills, Suzanne H. Campbell, Michael P. Pagano, Eileen R. O'Shea, Carol Connery, and Colby Caron

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The development, refinement, and psychometric testing of the attitude toward advanced directive survey in implantable cardioverter defibrillator patients, Jaclyn Conelius

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The Impact of Point-of-Care A1C Testing on Provider Compliance and A1C Levels in a Primary Setting, Veronica Egbunike and Sally O. Gerard

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The Role of Spiritual Nursing Interventions on Improved Outcomes in Older Adults With Dementia, Everol M. Ennis and Meredith Wallace Kazer

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Uncertainty and perception of danger among patients undergoing treatment for prostate cancer, Meredith Wallace Kazer, Donald E. Bailey Jr., Jonathan Chipman, Sarah P. Psutka, Jill Hardy, Larry Hembroff, Meredith Regan, Rodney L. Dunn, Catrina Crociani, Martin G. Sanda, and PROSTQA Consortium Study Group

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Binge eating and weight loss behaviors of overweight and obese college students, Susan Kelly-Weeder, Kathryn Phillips, Kelly Leonard, and Margaret Veroneau

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Service Learning Initiatives in Nursing Education, Eileen R. O'Shea, Jessica Planas, Melissa Quan, Meredith Wallace Kazer, Lynn M. Babington, and Lydia Grenier

Submissions from 2012

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Using an e-health intervention to enhance patient visits for hypertension: The nurse practitioner perspective, Jessica Alicea-Planas, Patricia J. Neafsey, and Elizabeth Anderson

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Programming of the Individual Phases of the Defibrillation Waveform to Achieve an Adequate Defibrillation Safety Margin: Utilization of a Surrogate Cardiac Membrane Time Constant, Jaclyn Conelius, William Deforge, Michael Pittaro, and Mark Kroll

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Emergency preparedness: how Hurricane Irene caught my community unprepared, Diana Mager

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Orthostatic hypotension: Pathophysiology, problems and prevention, Diana Mager

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Nurse Practitioners in Home Health Care: An Update, Leslie Neal-Boylan, Diana Mager, and Meredith Wallace Kazer

Submissions from 2011

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A qualitative study of older adults and computer use for health education: ‘It opens people’s eyes’, Jessica Alicea-Planas, Patricia J. Neafsey, and Elizabeth Anderson

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Near-Fatal Episode of Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia Captured on Intracardiac Electrogram in a Single Chamber Pacemaker, William Deforge and Jaclyn Conelius

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Effect of a Geriatric Nurse Education Program on the Knowledge, Attitudes, and Certification of Hospital Nurses, Moreen Donahue, Meredith Wallace Kazer, Lisa Smith, and Joyce J. Fitzpatrick

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Creating a patient/family advisory board, Kerry Eaton and Sheila Grossman

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The needs for men undergoing active surveillance (AS) for prostate cancer: results of a focus group study, Meredith Wallace Kazer, Donald E. Bailey, John Colberg, William K. Kelly, and Peter Carroll

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Internet Intervention for Management of Uncertainty During Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer, Meredith Wallace Kazer, Donald E. Bailey, Martin Sanda, John Colberg, and William Kevin Kelly

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The experiences of unpartnered men with prostate cancer: a qualitative analysis, Meredith Wallace Kazer, Janet Harden, Matthew Burke, Martin G. Sanda, Jill Hardy, and Donald E. Bailey

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Effectiveness of public health programs for decreasing alcohol consumption, Susan Kelly-Weeder, Kathryn Phillips, and Shannon Rounesville

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Unique Bonds That Form When Visiting Patients in Their Homes: one nurse’s perspective, Diana Mager

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A descriptive analysis of nursing student communication behaviors, Eileen R. O'Shea, Michael P. Pagano, Suzanne H. Campbell, and Gregory Caso

Submissions from 2010

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A literature review: Advance directives and patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators, Jaclyn Conelius

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Advancing Quality Diabetes Education Through Evidence and Innovation, Sally O. Gerard, Mary Quinn Griffin, and Joyce Fitzpatrick

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Clostridium difficile: Implications for nursing, Sheila Grossman and Diana Mager

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Radical prostatectomy versus watchful waiting for prostate cancer, Josephine Hegarty, Paul Beirne, Ella Walsh, Harry Comber, Tony Fitzgerald, and Meredith Wallace Kazer

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Best Practices in Urinary Catheter Care, Rebecca Herter and Meredith Wallace Kazer

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Medication use among older adults in a home care setting, Diana Mager

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Assessment of advanced practice palliative care nursing competencies in nurse practitioner students: implications for the integration of ELNEC curricular modules, Joyce Shea, Sheila Grossman, Meredith Wallace Kazer, and J. Lange

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A Concept Analysis of Autonomy for Older People in Residential Care, Claire Welford, Kathy Murphy, Meredith Wallace Kazer, and Dympna Casey

Submissions from 2009

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Hispanic nursing students’ journey to success: a meta-synthesis, Jessica Alicea-Planas

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Self-esteem and risk behaviors of Dominican adolescents, Lynn M. Babington, B. R. Kelley, and C. A. Patsdaughter

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Effect of an Acute-Care Geriatric Educational Program on Fall Rates and Nurse Work Satisfaction, Jean Lange, Meredith Wallace Kazer, Sally O. Gerard, Kathleen Lovanio, Nina Fausty, and Susie Rychlewicz

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Validation of the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium Knowledge Assessment Test: An Abbreviated Version, Jean Lange, Joyce M. Shea, Sheila Grossman, Meredith Wallace Kazer, and Betty R. Ferrell

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Robert the cat, Diana Mager

Submissions from 2008

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Understanding Child Feeding Practices of Vietnamese Mothers, Lynn M. Babington and B. Patel

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Managing the Threat of Methicillin- Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus in Home Care, Sheila Grossman and Diana Mager

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Uncertainty and Quality of Life Among Men Undergoing Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer in the United States and Ireland, Josephine Hegarty, Meredith Wallace Kazer, and Harry Comber

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Assessment of Sexual Health in Older Adults, Meredith Wallace Kazer

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Integrating Spirituality into Undergraduate Nursing Curricula, Meredith Wallace Kazer, Suzanne Hetzel Campbell, Sheila Grossman, Joyce M. Shea, Jean W. Lange, and Theresa T. Quell

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Reliability and Validity of Katz ADL Index, Meredith Wallace Kazer and Mary Shelkey

Submissions from 2007

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Creating effective advisory boards for schools of nursing, Marie-Noel Appel, Suzanne H. Campbell, N. Lynch, and Jeanne Novotny

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Comparing child-feeding practices of Dominican mothers, Lynn M. Babington

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Risk Behaviors of Dominican Adolescents in Their Homeland and in the United States, Lynn M. Babington, B. R. Kelley, and C. A. Patsdaughter

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Critical Review: Is Watchful Waiting a Viable Management Option for Older Men with Prostate Cancer?, Donald E. Bailey and Meredith Wallace Kazer

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Watching, waiting and uncertainty in prostate cancer, Donald E. Bailey, Meredith Wallace Kazer, and Merle H. Mishel

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Preceptor rewards: How to say thank you for mentoring the next generation of nurse practitioners, Suzanne H. Campbell and JoEllen Hawkins

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Watchful waiting versus prostatectomy for prostate cancer. (Protocol), Josephine Hegarty, Paul Beirne, Harry Comber, and Meredith Wallace Kazer

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Perceptions of Spirituality and Spiritual Care among Older Nursing Home Residents at the End of Life, Meredith Wallace Kazer and Eileen R. O'Shea

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Promoting Spiritual Knowledge and Attitudes: A Student Nurse Education Project, Kathleen Lovanio and Meredith Wallace Kazer

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Goodbye my friend, Diana Mager

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Medication errors and the home care patient, Diana Mager

Submissions from 2006

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Understanding Beliefs, Knowledge, and Practices of Mothers in the Dominican Republic Related to Feeding Infants and Young Children, Lynn M. Babington

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Consultant’s Corner: Recurrent Plugged Ducts, Suzanne Hetzel Campbell

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Challenges of breastfeeding preterm infants: A case study. What goes right, what goes wrong, and what can nurses do?, Suzanne Hetzel Campbell and C. Guttman

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Theories of aging as basis for assessment, Sheila Grossman and Jean W. Lange

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Development, Implementation & Evaluation of a Geriatric Nurse Certificate Program, Meredith Wallace Kazer, Philip Greiner, Sheila Grossman, Jean Lange, and Doris T. Lippman

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The Playroom Is Clean, Diana Mager

Submissions from 2005

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Finding more meaning: The antecedents of uncertainty revisited, Meredith Wallace Kazer

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Isolation followed by integration: A model for the development of a separate geriatric course, Meredith Wallace Kazer, Jean Lange, and Sheila Grossman

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Hyperlactation - How left-brained 'rules' for breastfeeding wreak havoc with a natural process, C. M. Smillie, Suzanne Hetzel Campbell, and S. Iwinski

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Clinical lactation practice: 20 years of evidence, Karen Wambach, Suzanne H. Campbell, Sara Gill, Joan Dodgson, Titi Abiona, and M. Jane Heinig

Submissions from 2004

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Prostate cancer update: when to screen, how to treat, Meredith Wallace Kazer

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Watchful waiting: The state of the science, Meredith Wallace Kazer, Donald E. Bailey, Maureen O'Rourke, and Michael Galbraith

Submissions from 2003

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Sexuality and Aging in Long-Term Care, Meredith Wallace Kazer

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Uncertainty and quality of life of older men who undergo watchful waiting for prostate cancer, Meredith Wallace Kazer

Submissions from 2001

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Computer addiction: When monitor becomes control center, M. H. Christensen, M. H. Orzack, Lynn M. Babington, and C. A. Patsdaughter

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Health care providers' experiences with problem gamblers, M. H. Christensen, C. A. Patsdaughter, and Lynn M. Babington

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Pain in Older Adults, Meredith Wallace Kazer