Several faculty and staff coauthored the "Academic-Practice Partnership for Caregiver Training and Support" article for the North Carolina Medical Journal. DUSON contributors include Cristina C. Hendrix, associate professor, Doreen Matters, DEFT program director, Tamara Griffin, DEFT social worker, Heather Batchelder, DEFT intake specialist, Loretta Matters, associate director of Center for Geriatric Nursing Excellence, DEFT nurses Yesol Yang and Hyeyoung Park, and Eleanor McConnell, associate professor. Other coauthors are Patricia Kramer, Judy R. Prewitt and Kay Lytle of Duke Health, Richard F. Riedel of Duke School of Medicine and Cancer Institute, and Jessica Y. Choi of Duke Global Health Institute and School of Medicine.
On May 13, over 90 Duke alumni joined the “Care for the Caregiver in Troublesome Times” virtual faculty fellow event for a stimulating conversation about how nursing research is impacting the future of health care and improving patient outcomes by empowering caregivers.
Current DNP students have been taking to Zoom to defend and present their Scholarly Projects this year.
Associate Professors Cristina Hendrix and Eleanor McConnell held a "deep dive" session on family caregiving, highlighting the work of the Duke Elder Family/Caregiver Training Center (DEFT) at the Duke Women's Weekend.
Numerous DUSON faculty and students presented at the Gerontological Society of America's annual Scientific Meeting in Austin, November 13-17:
"Implementation of the Goals of Care Decision Aid in Nursing Homes: An Evidence-Based Intervention" (Eleanor McConnell, associate professor)
SYMPOSIUM: "SOCIAL NETWORKS, HEALTH, AND WELL-BEING AMONG PEOPLE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA"
On October 17, Cristina Hendrix, associate professor, received the 2019 Marie L. O'Koren Alumni Award for Innovation from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing.
PhD student Yesol Yang; Sharron Rushton, assistant professor; Cristina Hendrix, associate professor; and Amanda Woodward, Duke librarian, published an article entitled "Understanding on the association between informal caregiver characteristics and cognitive function of adults with cancer: a scoping review protocol" in the BMJ Open.