Honors and Awards
Fellow, Academy of Critical Care Medicine, 2012
Marguerite Rodgers Kinney Award for Distinguished Career, American Association of Critical Care Nursing, 2012
Distinguished Nursing Research Award, Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association, 2012
Jane Norbeck Distinguished Alumni Award, UCSF Nursing Alumni Association, 2009
Excellence in Teaching Award, School of Nursing, University of California, San, 2006
Distinguished Research Lectureship, American Association of Critical Care Nursing, 2003
Fellow, American Academy of Nursing, 1999
1994 Distinguished Alumni Award, Sonoma State University, 1994
Distinguished Dissertation Award, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, 1991
M.S., 1978 - Nursing, University of California, San Francisco
Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Pain, Agitation/Sedation, Delirium, Immobility, and Sleep Disruption in Adult Patients in the ICU.
Executive Summary: Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Pain, Agitation/Sedation, Delirium, Immobility, and Sleep Disruption in Adult Patients in the ICU.
Pilot Study Assessing the Impact of Bereavement Support on Families of Deceased Intensive Care Unit Patients.
Improving Health Care for Critically Ill Patients Using an Evidence-Based Collaborative Approach to ABCDEF Bundle Dissemination and Implementation.
Rectal and Bladder Temperatures vs Forehead Core Temperatures Measured With SpotOn Monitoring System.
Content validation of behaviours and autonomic responses for the assessment of pain in critically ill adults with a brain injury.
Measurement of Chronic Pain and Opioid Use Evaluation in Community-Based Persons with Serious Illnesses.
Care of the Critically Ill Burn Patient. An Overview from the Perspective of Optimizing Palliative Care.
Effects of IV Acetaminophen on Core Body Temperature and Hemodynamic Responses in Febrile Critically Ill Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
Chronic pain disorders after critical illness and ICU-acquired opioid dependence: two clinical conundra.
Demographic, Clinical, and Health System Characteristics Associated With Pain Assessment Documentation and Pain Severity in U.S. Military Patients in Combat Zone Emergency Departments, 2010-2013.
Prevalence and Predictors of Prehospital Pain Assessment and Analgesic Use in Military Trauma Patients, 2010-2013.
Fentanyl as pre-emptive treatment of pain associated with turning mechanically ventilated patients: a randomized controlled feasibility study.
Integrating Palliative Care Into the Care of Neurocritically Ill Patients: A Report From the Improving Palliative Care in the ICU Project Advisory Board and the Center to Advance Palliative Care.
Research Participation for Bereaved Family Members: Experience and Insights From a Qualitative Study.
Integration of palliative care in the context of rapid response: a report from the Improving Palliative Care in the ICU advisory board.
Detecting pain in traumatic brain-injured patients with different levels of consciousness during common procedures in the ICU: typical or atypical behaviors?
Predictors of initial levels and trajectories of anxiety in women before and for 6 months after breast cancer surgery.
Integrating palliative care into the PICU: a report from the Improving Palliative Care in the ICU Advisory Board.
A randomized clinical trial of an intervention to relieve thirst and dry mouth in intensive care unit patients.
Trajectories of Depressive Symptoms in Women Prior to and for Six Months After Breast Cancer Surgery.
Palliative care in the ICU: relief of pain, dyspnea, and thirst--a report from the IPAL-ICU Advisory Board.
Choosing and using screening criteria for palliative care consultation in the ICU: a report from the Improving Palliative Care in the ICU (IPAL-ICU) Advisory Board.
A validated approach to evaluating psychometric properties of pain assessment tools for use in nonverbal critically ill adults.
Exploring the nature of interprofessional collaboration and family member involvement in an intensive care context.
Clinical practice guidelines for the management of pain, agitation, and delirium in adult patients in the Intensive Care Unit: executive summary.
Clinical practice guidelines for the management of pain, agitation, and delirium in adult patients in the intensive care unit.
Challenge of assessing symptoms in seriously ill intensive care unit patients: can proxy reporters help?
Differences in depression, anxiety, and quality of life between women with and without breast pain prior to breast cancer surgery.
Feasibility of a sedation wake-up trial and spontaneous breathing trial in critically ill trauma patients: a secondary analysis.
Integrating palliative care in the surgical and trauma intensive care unit: a report from the Improving Palliative Care in the Intensive Care Unit (IPAL-ICU) Project Advisory Board and the Center to Advance Palliative Care.
Meeting standards of high-quality intensive care unit palliative care: clinical performance and predictors.
Physician reimbursement for critical care services integrating palliative care for patients who are critically ill.
Training nurses for interdisciplinary communication with families in the intensive care unit: an intervention.
Efficacy of small doses of ketamine with morphine to decrease procedural pain responses during open wound care.
Models for structuring a clinical initiative to enhance palliative care in the intensive care unit: a report from the IPAL-ICU Project (Improving Palliative Care in the ICU).
Predictors and use of nonpharmacologic interventions for procedural pain associated with turning among hospitalized adults.
In their own words: patients and families define high-quality palliative care in the intensive care unit.
Evaluations of physiologic reactivity and reflexive behaviors during noxious procedures in sedated critically ill patients.
Item selection and content validity of the Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool for non-verbal adults.
Ensuring cross-cultural equivalence in translation of research consents and clinical documents: a systematic process for translating English to Chinese.
Sensitivity and specificity of the critical-care pain observation tool for the detection of pain in intubated adults after cardiac surgery.
A review of objective pain measures for use with critical care adult patients unable to self-report.
Pain related to tracheal suctioning in awake acutely and critically ill adults: a descriptive study.
Communication between physicians and nurses as a target for improving end-of-life care in the intensive care unit: challenges and opportunities for moving forward.
Pain after discharge: A pilot study of factors associated with pain management and functional status.
Acute musculoskeletal pain in the emergency department: a review of the literature and implications for the advanced practice nurse.
Gender differences in symptoms associated with acute myocardial infarction: a review of the research.
What is the current evidence on pain and sedation assessment in nonresponsive patients in the intensive care unit?
Intensive Care Units