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

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Submissions from 2018

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Pregnant Women's Knowledge and Awareness of Nutrition, Jennifer Heller Blondin and Jenna A. LoGiudice

Submissions from 2017

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Preparing the Nurse of the Future, Audrey M. Beauvais and Meredith Wallace Kazer

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After the Gap Analysis: Education and Practice Changes to Prepare Nurses of the Future, Audrey M. Beauvais, Meredith Wallace Kazer, Barbara Aronson, Suzanne E. Conlon, Pamela Forte, Kathleen S. Fries, Judith M. Hahn, Russell Hullstrung, Meg Levvis, Paula MaCauley, Patricia Padula Morgan, Linda Perfetto, Lisa M. Rebeschi, Sheila B. Solernou, Patricia Span, and Lisa J. Sundean

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The functions and value of reminiscence for older adults in long-term residential care facilities, Linda Henkel, Alison E. Kris, Sarah C. Birney, and Kaitlyn M. Krauss

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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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Remembering reminiscence, Alison E. Kris and Linda Henkel

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Functions and value of reminiscence for nursing home staff, Alison E. Kris, Linda Henkel, Kaitlyn M. Krauss, and Sarah C. Birney

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

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Perinatal Palliative Care: Integration in a United States Nurse Midwifery Education Program, Jenna A. LoGiudice and Eileen R. O'Shea

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The Critical Research Evaluation Tool (CRET): Teaching and Learning to evaluate research for cultural competence, Katie L. Love

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Surviving the NCLEX Dip, Diana Mager, Audrey M. Beauvais, and Meredith Wallace Kazer

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Building Nursing Capacity for Palliative Care at a Jesuit Catholic University: A Model Program, Eileen R. O'Shea, Robin Bennett Kanarek, Meredith Wallace Kazer, Patrick W. Kelley, and Tomi Thomas

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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Are We Preparing Gerontological Nurses of the Future?, Meredith Wallace Kazer

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Incorporation of sexual violence in nursing curricula using trauma-informed care: A case study, Jenna A. LoGiudice and Sherifa Douglas

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Black feminism: An integrated review of literature, Katie L. Love

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

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Treatment complexity: a description of chemotherapy and supportive care treatment visits in patients with advanced-stage cancer diagnoses, Catherine Sumpio, M. Tish Knobf, and Sangchoon Jeon

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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Service learning with a geriatric population: changing attitudes and improving knowledge, Audrey M. Beauvais, Kim Foito, Nina Pearlin, and Eileen Yost

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A mixed‐methods study of secondary traumatic stress in certified nurse‐midwives: shaken belief in the birth process, Cheryl Tatano Beck, Jenna A. LoGiudice, and Robert K. Gable

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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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Prenatal screening for intimate partner violence: a qualitative meta-synthesis, Jenna A. LoGiudice

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The Lived Experience of Childbearing From Survivors of Sexual Abuse: “It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times”, Jenna A. LoGiudice and Cheryl T. Beck

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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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Binge eating behavior in college students: What is a binge?, Kathryn Phillips, Susan Kelly-Weeder, and Katherine Farrell

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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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Reducing the fear of falling through a community evidence-based intervention, Audrey M. Beauvais and John E. Beauvais

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Saving our backs: safe patient handling and mobility for home care, Audrey M. Beauvais and Lenore Frost

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Emotional intelligence and spiritual well-being: implications for spiritual care, Audrey M. Beauvais, Julie G. Stewart, and Susan DeNisco

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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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Seeing the Forest and the Trees: Increasing Nurse Practitioner Students’ Observational and Mindfulness Skills, Sheila Grossman, Jill J. Deupi, and Kathleen Leitao

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Veterans receive high-fidelity simulation education preoperatively, Bonnie A. Haupt and Audrey M. Beauvais

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A Midrange theory of Empowered Holistic Nursing Education: A pedagogy for a student-centered classroom, Katie L. Love

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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

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Inadequate treatment and research for PTSD at the VA, Kathleen Wheeler

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

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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Editor Preface: Central Nervous System Infections, Cynthia Bautista

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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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Development of the palliative care of dying critically Ill patients algorithm: implications for critical care nurses, Sheila Grossman

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Nursing Students Identify Fears Regarding Working with Diverse Critically Ill Patients: Development of Guidelines for Caring for Diverse Critically Ill Older Adults, Sheila Grossman

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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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Validity and reliability of the Geriatric Sexuality Inventory, Meredith Wallace Kazer, Sheila Grossman, Gerard Kerins, Alison E. Kris, and Christine Tocchi

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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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The ELDER expansion project: building cultural competence among long term home care workers, Jean W. Lange, Diana Mager, and Nancy Andrews

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Collaborations Between Home Healthcare Agencies and Schools of Nursing: Bridging the Theory–Practice Gap at Home, Diana Mager and Sharon Bradley

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Promoting nursing students' understanding and reflection on cultural awareness with older adults in home care, Diana Mager and Sheila Grossman

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Medication management at home: Enhancing nurse's skills and improving patient satisfaction—a longitudinal study, Diana R. Mager and Mary Morrissey Ross

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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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Build an instinct for feelings, Audrey M. Beauvais

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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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Course strategies for clinical nurse leader development, Sally O. Gerard, Sheila Grossman, and Marjorie Godfrey

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Using Theater of the Oppressed in Nursing Education: Rehearsing to be change agents, Katie L. Love

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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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Moving to Wellness: A Pilot Study Examining a Nurse-Driven Exercise Program in Acutely Ill Patients With Cancer, Teresa Money McLaughlin, Emma Rondares Wittstein, Teresa H. White, Cindy A. Czaplinski, and Sally O. Gerard

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

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The needs of siblings of children with cancer: A nursing perspective, Eileen O'Shea, Joyce Shea, Tracey Robert, and Cathleen Cavanaugh

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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Measuring illness uncertainty in men undergoing active surveillance for prostate cancer, Donald E. Bailey, Meredith Wallace Kazer, David M. Latini, Josephine Hegarty, Peter Carroll, Eric A. Klein, and Peter C. Albertsen

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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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Perception of cancer and inconsistency in medical information are associated with decisional conflict: a pilot study of men with prostate cancer who undergo active surveillance, Alvin C. Goh, Marc A. Kowalkowski, Donald E. Bailey, Meredith Wallace Kazer, Sara J. Knight, and David M. Latini

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Using collaborative mentoring in critical care, Sheila Grossman

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A Bi-national Simulation Study to Improve Cultural Awareness in Nursing Students, Sheila Grossman, Diana Mager, Helene M. Opheim, and Astrid Torbjornsen

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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

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Celiac Disease: Implications for Patient Management, Megan Ryan and Sheila Grossman

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Older adults and HIV and STI screening: the patient perspective, Monica S. Slinkard and Meredith Wallace Kazer

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The Recent-Traumatic Episode Protocol: Outcome Evaluation and Analysis of Three Case Studies, L. R. Tofani and Kathleen Wheeler