Diana Lynn Morris, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA, is the Florence Cellar Associate Professor of Gerontological Nursing in the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing and Executive Director of the University Center on Aging & Health. Her interests include health as a human right; mental health care for at risk older adults and their caregivers; and vulnerable families across the lifespan.
- Geriatric, Adult, and Minority Mental Health
- Cultural Competence
- Geriatric Mental Health
- Aging and Quality of Life
- Family Caregiving
- Science of Unitary Human Beings
- Principal Investigator, "Care Network for Informal and Formal Caregivers," Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Foundation, based at University Center of Aging and Health.
- Co-Investigator, "Teaching Resourcefulness to Chronically Ill Older Adults," National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health, RO1 NR04428.
- Principal Investigator, "Faculty Training: Addictions Nursing of Families," National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health, 1 TO1 AA07544.
- Principal Investigator, "Mental Disorders: Elderly Psychiatric Nursing," National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, TO1 MH19613.
- Consultant, "Stresses, Strains, and Elderly Physical Health," National Institute of Aging, National Institutes of Health, 5R37 AG-08557-08.
Zauszniewski, J. A., Lekhak, N., Burant, C. J., Variath, M., Morris, D. L. (2016). Preliminary Evidence for Effectiveness of Resourcefulness Training in Women Dementia Caregivers. Journal of Family Medicine, 3(5), pii: 1069. [Epub ahead of print]
Zauszniewski, J. A., Lekhak, N., Burant, C. J., Underwood, P. W., Morris, D. L. (2016). Resourcefulness Training for Dementia Caregivers: Establishing Fidelity. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 38(12), 1554-1573. doi. 10.1177/0193945916655798. [Epub ahead of print].
Zauszniewski, J. A., Morris, D. L., Lekhak, N., Au, T. Y., Napoleon, B. (2016). Resourcefulness Training for Women Dementia Caregivers : Acceptability and Feasibility of Two Practice Methods. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 37(4), 249-56. doi: 10.3109/01612840.2015.1119222.
Parks, M. D., Morris, D. L., Kolcaba, K., McDonald, P. E. (2015). An evaluation of patient comfort during acute psychiatric hospitalization. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, doi: 10.1111/ppc.12134.
Zauszniewski, J. A., Lekhak, N., Yolpant, W., & Morris, D. L. (2015). Need for resourcefulness training for women caregivers of elders with dementia. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 36(12), 1007-12. doi: 10.3109/01612840.2015.1075236.
Raunick, C. B., Lindell, D. F., Morris, D. L., & Backman, T. A. (2015). Vicarious trauma among sexual assault nurse examiners. Journal of Forensic Nursing, 11(3), 123-8. doi: 10.1097/JFN.0000000000000085.
Wright, K. D., Pepper, G. A., Caserta, M., Wong, B., Brunker, C. P., Morris, D. L., & Allen, K. R. (2015). Factors that influence physical function and emotional well-being among Medicare-Medicaid enrollees. Geriatric Nursing, 36(2 Suppl):S16-20. doi: 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2015.02.022
Kidd, L., Zauszniewski, J. A., Morris, D. L. (2011). Benefits of a Poetry Writing Intervention for Family Caregivers of Elders with Dementia. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 32(9), 598-604.