Kathleen A. Dracup, RN, PhD, FAAN
I served as Dean, School of Nursing, from 2000-2010.
My research career has focused on studies related to the care of patients with chronic cardiac disease and the effects of such disease on the family. Throughout my research program, I have tested specific interventions derived from the social support literature (e.g., conjugal groups during cardiac rehabilitation, CPR training for family members of patients at high-risk for sudden death, social contracts in the coronary intensive care unit to increase perceived control following acute myocardial infarction), and education and counseling programs to increase self-care and symptom awareness.
- Issues in Nursing and Health Care
- Cardiovascular Pathophysiology
- Role Development
- American Heart Association
- American College of Cardiology
- American Association of Critical Care Nurses
- Institute of Medicine
- Heart Failure Society of America
- Cronenwett L, Dracup K, Grey M, McCauley L, Meleis A, Salmon M. (2011). The Doctor of Nursing Practice: A national workforce perspective. Nursing Outlook, 59(1), 9-17. PMID: 21256358
- Dracup K, McKinley S, Doering LV, Riegel B, Meischke H, Moser DK, Pelter M, Carlson B, Aitken L, Marshall A, Cross R, Paul SM. (2008). Acute coronary syndrome: What do patients know? Archives of Internal Medicine, 168(10), 1049-1054. PMID: 18504332
- Dracup K, Moser DK, Doering LV, Guzy PM. (1998). Comparison of cardiopulmonary resuscitation training methods for parents of infants at high risk for cardiopulmonary arrest. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 32(2), 170-177. PMID: 9701300
- Dracup K, Moser DK, Guzy PM, Taylor SE, Marsden C. (1994). Is cardiopulmonary resuscitation training deleterious for family members of cardiac patients? American Journal of Public Health, 84(1), 116-118. PMID: 8279597
- Dracup K, Walden JA, Stevenson LW, Brecht ML. (1992). Quality of life in patients with advanced heart failure. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 11(2 Pt 1), 273-279. PMID: 1576133