Roberta S. Rehm, RN, PhD, FAAN
My research program focuses on family management of children's complex chronic conditions. Currently, I am leading two projects: The Transition to Adulthood Plans Study (TAPS) is an ethnographic study involving youth, parents, teachers, and primary care providers; in TAPS II, we have partnered with Support for Families, a community organization, to pilot-test an intervention developed to meet needs identified in the first study. Other collaborative projects with colleagues, students and mentees include studies related to transition home from the NICU, transition to adulthood issues for youth in the inpatient setting, management of chronic conditions for Latinos, and family and community impacts for children and youth with special health care needs.
- Qualitative Research Methods
- Care of Children and Families with Special Health Care Needs
- Care for Vulnerable Populations
I am active in several professional organizations and currently serve as Secretary for the International Family Nursing Association, and am a member of the Research Committee for the Society of Pediatric Nurses. I serve on the Editorial Boards for the Journal of Pediatric Nursing and Journal of Family Nursing, and serve as a regular reviewer for numerous nursing, medical, and interdisciplinary journals. I am currently working with several doctoral students and mentoring several colleagues from nursing and medicine, particularly in the use of qualitative research methods.
- Rehm RS. (2013). Nursing's contribution to research about parenting children with complex chronic conditions: An integrative review, 2002 to 2012. Nursing Outlook, 61(5), 266-290. PMID: 23809600
- Rehm RS, Fisher LT, Fuentes-Afflick E, Chesla CA. (2013). Parental advocacy styles for special education students during the transition to adulthood. Qualitative Health Research, 23(10), 1377-1387. PMID: 24062419
- Gallagher M, Rehm RS. (2012). The role of culture-bound syndromes and Mexican folk healing in child health promotion. Enfermeria Global (Global Nursing), 11(3), 12-20.
- Rehm RS, Fuentes-Afflick E, Fisher LT, Chesla CA. (2012). Parent and youth priorities during the transition to adulthood for youth with special health care needs and developmental disability. ANS Advances in Nursing Science, 35(3), E57-72. PMID: 22869218
- Houtrow AJ, Okumura MJ, Hilton JF, Rehm RS. (2011). Profiling health and health-related services for children with special health care needs with and without disabilities. Academic Pediatrics, 11(6), 508-516. PMID: 21962936