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Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science Awards Deatrick & Mooney-Doyle ‘Posters of Distinction’

The conference focused on emerging approaches to family health research across the lifespan. This agenda is vital to the National Institute of Nursing Research’s caregiving and palliative care agendas.

​Research posters from Penn Nursing’s Janet A. Deatrick, PhD, RN, FAAN, the Shearer Endowed Term Chair in Healthy Community Practices, Professor of Nursing, and Director of the Center for Health Equity Research; and Kim E. Mooney-Doyle, PhD, CPNP-AC, RN Postdoctoral Research Fellow, were named ‘Posters of Distinction’ at the 2015 Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science Special Topics Conference.

Deatrick’s poster, “Using Mixed Methods Analyses to Tailor Theory-Based Family Interventions,” described a strategy for tailoring theory-based family interventions through secondary analysis and integration of quantitative and qualitative data from caregivers of adolescent and young adult childhood brain tumors survivors.

Mooney-Doyle’s poster, “Promoting Family Participation in Pediatric Palliative Care Research,” described a strategy used to recruit parents of children with life-threatening illnesses for a Pediatric Palliative Care study. This particular study sought to examine how parents describe parenting both their children with life-threatening illnesses and their healthy children in the context of pediatric palliative care. Deatrick served as senior researcher on this study as well.

The conference focused on emerging approaches to family health research across the lifespan. This agenda is vital to the National Institute of Nursing Research’s caregiving and palliative care agendas. There were three E- poster sessions that provided a forum for presenters and attendees to exchange ideas about the advances being made by nurses engaged in family research. Sixty poster presentations were then chosen by the conference planning committee to advance for distinction consideration through a rigorous peer review process. Those posters were then judged both on scientific merit and their fit with the conference theme. The six posters receiving the most favorable reviews were deemed ‘Posters of Distinction.’