Shoshana Arai, RN, PhD, CCRN
After initially centering my doctoral studies on infectious diseases among immigrants, my research has taken a circuitous route to symptom management. In the past five years, as Project Director, my focus has been on managing Dr. Kathleen Puntillo’s exploratory study of symptom concordance by proxy reporters for critically ill patients. My interest acquired an added dimension when Dr. Puntillo’s original study evolved into a randomized clinical trial for thirst. Currently, my involvement with the project has led to further investigations into thirst’s biochemical physiologic markers and working with the Sisyphean process of obtaining informed consent from the acutely ill.
- Research Practicum and Residency
- Society of Critical Care Medicine
- American Association of Critical Care Nurses