Ruth Palan Lopez

Summary

Affiliation: MGH Institute of Health Professions
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Time travel: the lived experience of providing feeding assistance to a family member with dementia
    Ruth Palan Lopez
    Massachusetts General Health Institute of Health Professions, School of Nursing, Boston, Massachusetts 02129 4557, USA
    Res Gerontol Nurs 4:127-34. 2011
  2. doi request reprint Psychometric evaluation of the surrogate decision making self-efficacy scale
    Ruth Palan Lopez
    School of Nursing, The Center for Interprofessional Studies and Innovation, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, Massachusetts 02129 4557, USA
    Res Gerontol Nurs 6:71-6. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Decision-making for acutely ill nursing home residents: nurses in the middle
    Ruth Palan Lopez
    John A Hartford Foundation Claire M Fagin Fellow, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, PA, USA
    J Adv Nurs 65:1001-9. 2009
  4. pmc The influence of nursing home culture on the use of feeding tubes
    Ruth Palan Lopez
    MGH Institute of Health Professions School of Nursing, Boston, MA 02129 4557, USA
    Arch Intern Med 170:83-8. 2010
  5. pmc Nurses' perspectives on feeding decisions for nursing home residents with advanced dementia
    Ruth Palan Lopez
    MGH Institute of Health Professions School of Nursing, Boston, MA 02129 4557, USA
    J Clin Nurs 19:632-8. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Uncertainty and decision making for residents with dementia
    Ruth Palan Lopez
    MGH Institute of Health Professions School of Nursing, Boston, MA 02129 4557, USA
    Clin Nurs Res 20:228-40. 2011
  7. pmc Sources of stress for family members of nursing home residents with advanced dementia
    Jane L Givens
    Hebrew SeniorLife Institute for Aging Research, Boston, MA 02131, USA
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 26:254-9. 2012
  8. doi request reprint What is Family-Centered Care for Nursing Home Residents With Advanced Dementia?
    Ruth Palan Lopez
    1MGH Institute of Health Professions, School of Nursing, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 28:763-8. 2013

Detail Information

Publications8

  1. doi request reprint Time travel: the lived experience of providing feeding assistance to a family member with dementia
    Ruth Palan Lopez
    Massachusetts General Health Institute of Health Professions, School of Nursing, Boston, Massachusetts 02129 4557, USA
    Res Gerontol Nurs 4:127-34. 2011
    ..Findings can guide nurses to dialogue with family members and to ensure that the full spectrum of mealtime is preserved...
  2. doi request reprint Psychometric evaluation of the surrogate decision making self-efficacy scale
    Ruth Palan Lopez
    School of Nursing, The Center for Interprofessional Studies and Innovation, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, Massachusetts 02129 4557, USA
    Res Gerontol Nurs 6:71-6. 2013
    ..The SDM-SES may be useful as an assessment instrument, as well as an outcome measure for interventions aimed at increasing the capacity of SDMs. Future validations are suggested to optimize its utility...
  3. doi request reprint Decision-making for acutely ill nursing home residents: nurses in the middle
    Ruth Palan Lopez
    John A Hartford Foundation Claire M Fagin Fellow, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, PA, USA
    J Adv Nurs 65:1001-9. 2009
    ..This paper is a report of a study to generate a model of nursing behaviours and social processes inherent in decision-making for acutely ill nursing home residents...
  4. pmc The influence of nursing home culture on the use of feeding tubes
    Ruth Palan Lopez
    MGH Institute of Health Professions School of Nursing, Boston, MA 02129 4557, USA
    Arch Intern Med 170:83-8. 2010
    ..Studies suggest that organizational features of NHs are associated with this practice, but underlying reasons for these associations are poorly understood...
  5. pmc Nurses' perspectives on feeding decisions for nursing home residents with advanced dementia
    Ruth Palan Lopez
    MGH Institute of Health Professions School of Nursing, Boston, MA 02129 4557, USA
    J Clin Nurs 19:632-8. 2010
    ..To develop a broad understanding of nursing beliefs, knowledge and roles in feeding decisions for nursing home residents with advanced dementia...
  6. doi request reprint Uncertainty and decision making for residents with dementia
    Ruth Palan Lopez
    MGH Institute of Health Professions School of Nursing, Boston, MA 02129 4557, USA
    Clin Nurs Res 20:228-40. 2011
    ..These findings suggest that close family relatives who serve as SDMs for NH residents with dementia may benefit from increasing social support and enhancing SDMs’ self-efficacy for decision making...
  7. pmc Sources of stress for family members of nursing home residents with advanced dementia
    Jane L Givens
    Hebrew SeniorLife Institute for Aging Research, Boston, MA 02131, USA
    Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord 26:254-9. 2012
    ..Our results support the provision of emotional support to families upon resident admission, education regarding prognosis to guide decision making, improved resident care, and greater communication with health care professionals...
  8. doi request reprint What is Family-Centered Care for Nursing Home Residents With Advanced Dementia?
    Ruth Palan Lopez
    1MGH Institute of Health Professions, School of Nursing, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 28:763-8. 2013
    ..These themes can provide a framework for creating and testing strategies to meet the goal of person- and family-centered care. ..