Janet A. Deatrick, PhD, RN, FAAN
Focusing on potentially vulnerable populations who are at risk for health care disparities, Dr. Deatrick provides leadership regarding children with chronic conditions and cancer, family management styles, health-related decisions, advanced practice pediatric nursing, and qualitative research methods.
- PhD, University of Illinois Medical Center, 1982
- MSN, College of Nursing and Health, University of Cincinnati, 1972
- BSN, College of Nursing and Health, University of Cincinnati, 1970
The curriculum for the Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program, designed in collaboration with Jane Barnsteiner, PhD, FAAN, RN and Terri Lipman, PhD, FAAN, RN, was the first in the country to educate pediatric nurses for advanced practice across the continuum of care for acutely, critically, and chronically ill children. It still serves as a model for other, similar programs throughout the nation. The curriculum for the Pediatric Acute/Chronic Concentration focuses on nurse practitioner competences while emphasizing family and community context of care as well as leadership. In addition, she and Wendy Hobbie designed the Oncology Concentration which serves as an international hub of educating pediatric oncology nurse specialists.
In recognition for her contributions as an educator, she received the Christian and Mary Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching at the University of Pennsylvania in 1995 and the Barbara J. Lowery Doctoral Student Organization Faculty Award in 2013.
Dr. Deatrick’s research encompasses a unique blend of substantive, theoretical, and methodological contributions. Her efforts to explicate children and family’s involvement in health-related decisions and her careful observations of family management of childhood illness provide invaluable information to clinicians. Simultaneously, Dr. Deatrick’s more theory-based efforts provide direction for pediatric nursing and research. She is also well respected for her methodological expertise in qualitative, mixed methods, and family research.
Dr. Deatrick is best known for her research with Kathleen A. Knafl, PhD, FAAN of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, and their development of the Family Management Measure, which systematically recognizes multidimensional family processes involved in disease management for children with serious health problems. They are recently completed validation of an instrument to measure family management styles for children with chronic conditions and cancer, the Family Management Measure (FaMM) . In recognition for her contributions to nursing research, she won numerous awards for her research, most recently, the 2016 University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing/Claire M. Fagin Distinguished Researcher Award and the 2019 Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Distinguished Researcher Award.
Her present research focuses on caregivers and adolescent and young adult survivors of childhood brain tumors who are living at home with their parents. This research extends family management into oncology populations and provides a family context to caregiving research. She and her research team are presently pilot testing Training in Problem Solving (TIPS) for Caregivers of Childhood Brain Tumor Survivors, a web-based, coach assisted intervention for high-risk caregivers as well as investigating the feasibility of implementing TIPS for caregivers outside of CHOP.
Through a year’s sabbatical study (2001) with the Psychosocial Oncology Team at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Dr. Deatrick participated in training and research involving cognitive behavioral and family systems interventions for families with long-term survivors of childhood cancer. She is currently working with members of the Survivorship Team at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia regarding research-based practice initiatives and Nemours Center for Healthcare Delivery Science on various initiatives regarding implementation science.
Psihogios AM, Schwartz LA, Ewing KB, Deatrick, J. et al. Adherence to Multiple Treatment Recommendations in Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer: A Mixed Methods, Multi-Informant Investigation [published online ahead of print, 2020 May 11]. Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology. 2020;10.1089/jayao.2020.0013. doi:10.1089/jayao.2020.0013
Kelly, T. A., Kral, T., Teitelman, A. M., Deatrick, J. A., & Lewis, L. M. (2020). Predicting intentions to meet fruit & vegetable recommendations among black emerging adult women. Journal of American college health: J of ACH, 1–6. Advance online publication. https://doi-org.proxy.library.upenn.edu/10.1080/07448481.2020.1782921
Kazak, A. E., Deatrick, J. A., Scialla, M. A., Sandler, E., Madden, R. E., & Barakat, L. P. (2020). Implementation of family psychosocial risk assessment in pediatric cancer with the Psychosocial Assessment Tool (PAT): study protocol for a cluster-randomized comparative effectiveness trial. Implementation science : IS, 15(1), 60. https://doi-org.proxy.library.upenn.edu/10.1186/s13012-020-01023-w
Schroeder, K., Deatrick, J. A., Klusaritz, H., Bowman, C., Williams, T. T., Lee, J., Mills, G., Privette, D., Early, D., Aguilar, L., & Lipman, T. H. (2020). Using a Community Workgroup Approach to Increase Access to Physical Activity in an Under Resourced Urban Community. Health promotion practice, 21(1), 5–11. https://doi-org.proxy.library.upenn.edu/10.1177/1524839919867649
Broden, E. G., Deatrick, J., Ulrich, C., & Curley, M. (2020). Defining a “Good Death” in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. American journal of critical care: an official publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, 29(2), 111–121. https://doi-org.proxy.library.upenn.edu/10.4037/ajcc2020466
Canter, K. S., Vega, G., Ramirez, A. P., Deatrick, J. A., & Kazak, A. E. (2020). Strategies for Successful Recruitment and Retention of Parents in Pediatric Psychosocial eHealth Interventions: A Qualitative Study in Pediatric Oncology. Journal of pediatric psychology, 45(5), 530–539. https://doi-org.proxy.library.upenn.edu/10.1093/jpepsy/jsaa013
Dos Santos, M. R., Szylit, R., Deatrick, J. A., Mooney-Doyle, K., & Wiegand, D. L. (2020). The Evolutionary Nature of Parent-Provider Relationships at Child’s End of Life with Cancer. Journal of family nursing, 26(3), 254–268. https://doi-org.proxy.library.upenn.edu/10.1177/1074840720938314
Paidipati, C. P., Deatrick, J. A., Eiraldi, R. B., Ulrich, C. M., & Brawner, B. M. (2020). Family Management in Childhood Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Qualitative Inquiry. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 52, 82–90. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedn.2019.09.027
Reader, S.K., Pantaleao, A., Keeler, C.N., Ruppe, N.M., Kazak, A.E., Rash-Ellis, D., Wadman, J., Miller, R.E., & Deatrick, J.A. (2020). Family resilience from the perspective of caregivers of youth with Sickle Cell Disease. Journal of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, 42, 100-106.
Atkins, R., Luo, R., Wunnenberg, M., Ayres, C., Lipman, T. H., Pena-Cardinali, V., Hayes, L., & Deatrick, J. A. (2020). Contributors to Depressed Mood in Black Single Mothers. Issues in mental health nursing, 41(1), 38–48. https://doi org.proxy.library.upenn.edu/10.1080/01612840.2019.1631414