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CWRU gets $1.6 million grant for nursing program to increase patient participation in clinical cancer trialsDaly

The National Cancer Institute is giving Case Western Reserve University researchers $1.6 million over five years to develop and nationally test a program designed to help oncology nurses educate cancer patients about clinical trials.

The researchers, from CWRU's School of Medicine and Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, will be testing two components: educational materials in the form of texts, and a web-based program called Oncology Nurse IMPACT. They will see how effective each is, and which has the most impact in increasing the number of qualified cancer patients who participate in clinical trials.

"Patients have fears about trials and researchers in general," said Barbara J. Daly, PhD, RN, FAAN, the Gertrude Perkins Oliva Professor in Oncology Nursing and Clinical Ethics Director at University Hospitals of Cleveland. "Even if they don't end up enrolling in one, [the program] helps to reassure people when they come into these big academic centers that it's OK to talk about clinical trials."

Read more in The Daily, and The Plain Dealer.


CaregiversSupport Team Aiding Caregivers of Cancer Patients Shows Success

New research from Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing finds that caregivers are more satisfied if they receive support from a medical team.

ideastream health reporter Sarah Jane Tribble joins Morning Edition Host Rick Jackson to talk about that research with Sara Douglas, PhD, RN, associate professor at the School of Nursing and lead author. She conducted the research with colleague and principal investigator, Barbara Daly, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor of nursing. They discuss how the medical community is beginning to focus on the needs of caregivers - and not only the patients.

Listen here

Read more in The Plain Dealer and Science Daily.


Climate Champions – School of NursingO'Linn

In their first highlight of Climate Champions on campus, the CWRU Office for Sustainability recognized the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, their Human Resources Manager Kathleen O’Linn, and the school’s Green Team for their dedication to sustainability throughout their programming.

Learn about some of the FPB sustainability efforts on the Sustainable CWRU blog.


Raising Grandchildren: When you’re a grandparent, childrearing brings extra challengesMusil

Carol Musil, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA, the Marvin E. and Ruth Durr Denekas Professor of Nursing at Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, was recently featured in U Magazine for the study on grandmothers as primary caregivers to their grandchildren. She says grandmothers who are the primary caregivers are at higher risk for depression and stress than other grandmothers.

Read more about resourcefulness training, including tips in U Magazine.


WJNR Featured Podcast: Research on Resourcefulnesszauszniewski

This podcast from the Western Journal of Nursing Research discusses two recently published papers. From the May 2014 issue of WJNR, “Psychometric Properties of the Resourcefulness Scale Among Caregivers of Persons With Autism Spectrum Disorder,” by Abir K. Bekhet and Jaclene A. Zauszniewski, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, the Kate Hanna Harvey Professor in Community Health Nursing; PhD Program Director. From the February 2014 issue, "Resourcefulness Training for Grandmothers Raising Grandchildren," by Jaclene A. Zauszniewski, Carol M. Musil, Christopher J. Burant, Theresa S. Standing, and Tsay-Yi Au. The podcast is a discussion between the paper authors, Dr. Bekhet and Dr. Zauszniewski, and Vicki Conn, editor of Western Journal of Nursing Research.

Listen to the full podcast.

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  • M. Jane Suresky, DNP, RN, PMHCNS BC, assistant professor in the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing and Director of the Family Systems Psychiatric Mental Health program, was named one of the Top 15 Psychiatric Nursing Professors by Nurse Practitioner Schools.
  • Rebecca Patton, MSN, RN, CNOR, FAAN , instructor and the Lucy Jo Atkinson Scholar in Perioperative Nursing, was an Honor a Nurse Awardee by the American Nurses Foundation and Lippincott Nursing
  • Matthew Plow, PhD, assistant professor in the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, received the StrokeNet Clinical Research and Training Award. Funded by Cleveland StrokeNet
  • Mary A. Dolansky, PhD, RN, assistant professor in the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, received the 2014 Competence in Aging Award From the Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing, American Heart Association

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