Sharron Docherty

Faculty and Students Present at GSA Annual Scientific Meeting

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)


Docherty Awarded More Than $3 Million from NIH to Study Peer i-Coaching

Increases in life expectancy in many childhood-onset chronic conditions such as sickle cell disease, cancer, lupus and chronic kidney disease has brought unique challenges for adolescents and young adults (AYAs). These AYAs struggle to deal with the associated disease burden, manage their condition and thrive as they develop independent self-management skills to become active and engaged adults. The challenges that influence this population across this transition are some that only they can address, but often lack the skills and motivation to do so.

Docherty and Colleague Receive Award for NIH R01 Application

Congratulations to Sharron Docherty, associate professor; and Gary Maslow, Co-PI from Duke University School of Medicine; who have received an award for their NIH R01 application entitled "Peer i-Coaching for Activated Self-management Optimization in Adolescents and Young Adults with Chronic Conditions."  This project was awarded $3,073,767 for the five-year project with a start date of April 26, 2019.


Docherty Presents at Science & Society Dinner Dialogue Series

On April 17, Sharron Docherty, associate professor; will present "Defining Quality of Life: Whose Life is it, Anyway" as part of the Science and Society Dinner Dialogue series. 

Her presentation will address how as medical advances have increased survival for those with previously fatal conditions, our focus has shifted from quantity to quality of life. While an objective definition of quality of life has remained elusive, some shared sense of clarity around its meaning is necessary for those who must take account when making or assisting with difficult medical decisions.  

Docherty Presents at International Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference

Sharron Docherty, associate professor, recently presented "Building a Program of Research to Support Clinical Innovation in Adolescent and Young Adult Chronic Illness Self-Management: Peer i-Coach for Activated Self-Management Optimization" at the 38th Annual International Nursing & Midwifery Research Conference of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland in Dublin.

Docherty also co-led a research master class in mixed methods. 

Docherty and Colleague Receive Award for NIH R01 Proposal

Congratulations to Sharron Docherty, associate professor; and Christopher Cox of Duke University School of Medicine and contact PI; and their entire team who have received an award for their NIH R01 Multi-PI proposal entitled "PCplanner: Operationalizing Needs-Focused Palliative Care for Older Adults in Intensive." This project was awarded for a five-year period with a start date of March 15, 2019.

Docherty Awarded More Than $450k from NIH to Improve Palliative Care Delivery

Sharron Docherty, PhD, PNP-BC, FAAN, associate professor, and her co-principle investigator, Christopher Cox, MD, associate professor of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, were recently awarded $497,832 from the National Institutes of Health – National Institute of Nursing Research for their project entitled “Needs and triggers: Improving intensive care unit-based palliative care delivery.” Their project is funded for two years, from April 12, 2018 until March 31, 2020.

Brandon, Docherty, Barnes Present at The Science of Compassion: Future Directions in End-of-life and Palliative Care Conference

Associate professors Debra Brandon and Sharron Docherty and Clinical Research Nurse Angel Barnes gave a poster presentation entitled "Influences of Illness and Decision Trajectory Interactions on Palliative and End-of-life Care for Infants with Complex Life-threatening Conditions" at The Science of Compassion: Future Directions in End-of-life and Palliative Care Conference sponsored by the National Institute of Nursing Research.

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