2013 News

December 2013

"CHOMP" pilot program offers one-stop oral and health care at CWRU clinic
Patients at Case Western Reserve's dental clinic can now receive simultaneous dental and medical attention as part of a three-year pilot program called Collaborative Home for Oral Health, Medical Review and Health Promotion (CHOMP). 

FPB Alumni Act as Patients in Teaching Program
 Alumni volunteers of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing are being trained to play roles in a standardized patient simulation program in order to provide real-life scenarios for nursing students to address.

November 2013

Stress and isolation take toll on those under 50 with HIV; older people fare better
Case Western Reserve University researchers were surprised to learn that people younger than 50 years old with HIV feel more isolated and stressed than older people with the disease. 

5 questions with Arielle Dolezal
Arielle Dolezal, a senior nursing major and dance minor, will share her passion for dance at the semiannual Mather Dance Collective performance.

How Having a Conversation With Kids About Weight 
When talking to their kids about weight issues, parents should focus on their health, and not the way that they look, as kids do not respond well to this kind of criticism.

October 2013

FPB Alumni Help a Dying Dad to His Daughter's Wedding
University Hospital's nurse practitioners and Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing MSN graduates Julie Ray (NUR'11) and Jacky Uljanic (NUR'11) were part of the medical team that volunteered to help patient Scott Nagy, a terminal cancer patient, go to his daughter Sarah's wedding in Strongsville.

September 2013

Oncology nursing experts on redefining palliative care
In this discussion, Helen Foley, RN, MSN, AOCNS, clinical nurse specialist, participated in a panel discussion on palliative care and pain management for patients with cancer.

CWRU experts to appear on WVIZ/PBS in live broadcast on obesity this weekend
Shirley Moore, the Edward J. and Louise Mellen Professor of Nursing, will appear on WVIZ/PBS in a live broadcast on obesity titled “Be Well: Right Size Me.”

August 2013

Not Filling Vacancies Poses Risks for Healthcare Employers
Even though many healthcare systems continue to hire, the time it takes to fill key nursing and other clinical positions can negatively affect the organization and patient care, according to a recent nationwide survey conducted for CareerBuilder.

Women Who Care for Grandchildren are at Risk for Depression
The study by Carol Musil, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor of nursing, included following 240 Ohio grandmothers, whose average age was 57, for more than 6 years to see how caring for grandchildren aged 16 and younger affected their health.

FPB Alumna and University Hospitals Nurse Helps Save Boy's Life at Lake Erie Beach
Kathy Halloway, (BSN'07), dove into Lake Erie Saturday, August 24, after seeing a 4-year-old boy floating face down and the boy's mother screaming for help. Halloway and other bystanders were able to get the boy out of the water and perform CPR on him.

FPB Receives Nurse Faculty Loan Program Grant
Jaclene Zauszniewski, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, The Kate Hanna Harvey Professor of Community Health Nursing and Director, PhD Program, received $2.5 million from the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) for the Nurse Faculty Loan Program.

Hickman Receives Grant for Avatar Technology
Ronald L. Hickman, Jr., PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, FAAN, associate professor of nursing, and his Case Western Reserve University team, was awarded $475,476 for an R15 research grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research for his project, “Avatar-Based Decision Support Technology for Surrogate Decision Makers.”

June 2013

FPB Research Featured in WVIZ Documentary
Shirley Moore, the Edward J. and Louise Mellen Professor of Nursing, was featured on a WVIZ/PBS special to discuss the IMPACT study and other research taking place in our region to combat childhood obesity.

New $1.76 million grant for Palliative Care Fellowships
The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing has received a five-year, $1.76 million grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research to support eight pre- and postdoctoral fellows in palliative care. The nursing school, the only one nationally that offers a master’s program specifically combining oncology and palliative care, has begun recruiting students.

May 2013

FPB Researcher Searches for Global Views of Nurses' End-of-life Care for Patients
Nurses will use extreme measures to save patients and their parents. But they’d prefer less aggressive life-preserving methods for themselves, according to an international survey on nurses’ end-of-life preferences developed by lead investigator Joyce Fitzpatrick, PhD, RN, FAAN. 

War's Sounds, Smells, and Sights Are Too Familiar for FPB 2013 Graduate
BSN student Paula Simpson, who graduates this August, is a former chief wardmaster in Mosul, Iraq and a 16-year Army reservist. Her perspective on nursing is one that few of her 2013 graduating classmates will ever have.

FPB's Hickman "Pays It Forward" and Earns the Jackson Award for Mentoring
Assistant Professor Ronald L. Hickman, Jr., PhD, RN, ACNP-BC was nominated by four of his undergraduate students for the prestigious J. Bruce Jackson Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring.

April 2013

Affirmation Model May Help in Weight Management
Edward J. and Louise Mellen Professor of Nursing and Associate Dean for Research Shirley M. Moore, PhD, RN, FAAN used the "appreciative inquiry" affirmation model to investigate how families take part in their adolescents' weight-management efforts.

New Study Finds Mothers with Postpartum Depression Would Welcome Online Professional Treatment
Mothers suffering from postpartum depression after a high-risk pregnancy would turn to online interventions if available anonymously and from professional healthcare providers, according to researchers from Case Western Reserve University’s Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences. 

March 2013

Dedicated Nurse Educator, Researcher, and Advocate Dr. Margaret A. Wheatley: 1945-2013
Dr. Margaret A. Wheatley, assistant professor of nursing, will be laid to rest on Saturday, March 30, in Dayton, Ohio. The former president of the Ohio Nurses Association dedicated her career to serving vulnerable populations through her work as a psychiatric mental health nurse and teacher. 

January 2013

Project Aims to Improve Nurse-Physician Collaboration for Patient Safety and Healthcare
Assistant Professor and Director of the Graduate Entry Nursing Program Deborah Lindell, DNP, PHCNS-BC, CNE co-directed a campus-wide initiative to train nursing and medical students to work more collaboratively in order to improve patient safety and care.

Privacy an Issue for Mothers with Newborns in Neonatal Intensive Care
Associate Professor Donna Dowling, PhD, RN has published a new study, "Mothers' Experiences Expressing Breast Milk for Their Preterm Infants," which claims that many mothers in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) miss feedings for their newborn babies due to timidity and interruptions from lack of privacy in these settings.