Faculty conducting symptom science and palliative care research advance the understanding of the biopsychosocial mechanisms of symptoms.
- Develop and test interventions to facilitate coping, reduce suffering, and improve quality of life
- Facilitate patient-provider communication to support decision-making and to achieve goal-concordant care for children, adults, older adults, and their caregivers at all stages of illness, including end-of-life
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Easing the Burden
For Assistant Professors Anne Ersig and Kitty Montgomery, pediatric palliative care and symptom science drive their innovative research.
Dr. Kris Kwekkeboom | Grant Award
Dr. Kris Kwekkeboom, PhD, RN, FAAN was awarded a SoN Research and Scholarship Committee grant to support the project Website Development for Coordinated Management of Co-Occurring Cancer Related Symptoms.
Dr. Anne Ersig | Grant Award
Dr. Anne Ersig, PhD, RN was awarded a SoN Research and Scholarship Committee grant to support the project Stress and Allostatic Load in Adolescents with Chronic Health Conditions.
Dr. Kris Kwekkeboom Awarded a Fall Research Competition Grant
Dr. Kris Kwekkeboom was awarded a Fall Research Competition grant to support the study Coordinated Management For Co-Occurring Cancer-Related Symptoms. The study is funded by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate …
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Symptom & Self-Management Science Research Interest Group
Nurse scientists lead inquiry into the influence of biopsychosocial factors on symptoms and illness self-management, which provides essential knowledge for precision health, ensuring appropriate and effective health care for all. The group is open to any faculty members or students who are interested in gaining expertise in symptom and self-management science, including the use of biomarkers and genomic data in nursing research.