- Management of acute and chronic pain
- Qualitative methodology
- Evidence-based practice
- Values-based pain management
- Pain management education
- Development and psychometric testing of knowledge tests and survey instruments
- Concept analysis and theory development
Awards and Honors
Bernhofer, E. (2020). 2E Using a values-based pain management model to identify and bridge the gaps in pain management. Pain Management Nursing, 21(2), 210.
Bernhofer, E. I. (2019). Bioethics and pain management: a new and practical application. Pain Management Nursing, 20(2), 99. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmn.2018.11.031
Bernhofer, E. I., & Kelsey, N. C. (2018). Pain Management Education for Nurses: Simulation vs. Traditional Lecture, a Comparative Parallel-Group Design Study. Pain Management Nursing, 19(2), 102.
Bernhofer, E., & Fink, K. (2018). Measuring pain management values in clinicians: development and psychometric analysis of a new instrument. The Journal of Pain, 19(3), S96.
Bernhofer, E. I., & Burchill, C. N. (2019). Developing and evaluating multiple-choice tests for trustworthiness. Journal for Nurses in Professional Development, 35(4), 204-209. doi:10.1097/NND.0000000000000539
Bernhofer, E. I., Marie, B. S., & Bena, J. F. (2017). A New Clinical Pain Knowledge Test for Nurses: Development and Psychometric Evaluation. Pain Management Nursing, 18(4), 224-233. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pmn.2017.04.009
Bernhofer, E. I., Masina, V. M., Sorrell, J., & Modic, M. B. (2017). The pain experience of patients hospitalized with inflammatory bowel disease: a phenomenological study. Gastroenterology Nursing, 40(3), 200-207. doi: 10.1097/SGA.0000000000000137.
Bernhofer, E.I., Hosler, R. & Karius, D. (2016). Nurses’ written responses to pain management values education: a content analysis. Pain Management Nursing, 17(6) 384-391. doi.org/10.1016/j.pmn.2016.08.007
Bernhofer, E.I. (2016). Investigating the concept of rest for research and practice. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 72(5), 1012–1022. doi: 10.1111/jan.12910