Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania
- Development and evaluation of a Nursing Assistant Computerized Education ProgrammeMary Ersek
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Int J Palliat Nurs 14:502-9. 2008..To describe the development and evaluation of the Nursing Assistant Computerized Education Programme (NA-CEP), a computer-based palliative care curriculum for nursing assistants...
- A nationwide study comparing end-of-life care for men and women veteransMary Ersek
PROMISE Center, Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
J Palliat Med 16:734-40. 2013..The quality of end-of-life (EOL) care at Veterans Affairs Medical Centers (VAMC) has improved. To date, however, the quality and outcomes of end-of-life care delivered to women veterans have not been examined...
- Addressing methodological challenges in implementing the nursing home pain management algorithm randomized controlled trialMary Ersek
Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6096, USA
Clin Trials 9:634-44. 2012..One promising approach is the embedding of guidelines into explicit protocols and algorithms to enhance decision making...
- Comparing the psychometric properties of the Checklist of Nonverbal Pain Behaviors (CNPI) and the Pain Assessment in Advanced Dementia (PAIN-AD) instrumentsMary Ersek
School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, Room 329, 418 Curie Bld, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6096, USA
Pain Med 11:395-404. 2010..To examine and compare the psychometric properties of two common observational pain assessment tools used in persons with dementia...
- Development and evaluation of an international, interdisciplinary palliative care workshop in BotswanaMary Ersek
John A Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence and Center for Integrative Science in Ageing, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, USA
Int J Palliat Nurs 16:13-21. 2010..This paper reports the development and evaluation of an interdisciplinary, international palliative care workshop presented in Gaborone, Botswana...
- Development of a composite pain measure for persons with advanced dementia: exploratory analyses in self-reporting nursing home residentsMary Ersek
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 6096, USA
J Pain Symptom Manage 41:566-79. 2011..However, there is little empirical evidence to guide clinicians in weighting or combining these sources to best approximate the person's experience...
- Pilot test of a three-station palliative care observed structured clinical examination for multidisciplinary traineesAmy M Corcoran
Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
J Nurs Educ 52:294-8. 2013..Initial evaluation suggests a three-station palliative care OSCE exercise is effective for multidisciplinary learners, although additional refinement is necessary...
- The challenges and opportunities in providing end-of-life care in nursing homesMary Ersek
Pain Research Department, Swedish Medical Center, and Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, School of Nursing, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98122, USA
J Palliat Med 6:45-57. 2003..Finally, this article discusses educational programs and current educational initiatives to enhance end-of-life care in nursing homes...
- Improving the process of pain care in nursing homes: a literature synthesisKristen Lynne Swafford
Oregon Health and Science University, School of Nursing, Portland, Oregon, USA
J Am Geriatr Soc 57:1080-7. 2009....
- Chronic Pain Self-Management for the ElderlyMary Ersek; Fiscal Year: 2005..abstract_text> ..
- Nursing Home Pain Management Algorithm Clinical TrialMary Ersek; Fiscal Year: 2007..Findings from this study will assist NH staff to assess and treat pain effectively in cognitively intact and impaired residents. Long-term follow-up will establish the persistence of changes in clinical practice and resident outcomes. ..
- Nursing Home Pain Management Algorithm Clinical TrialMary Ersek; Fiscal Year: 2009..Findings from this study will assist NH staff to assess and treat pain effectively in cognitively intact and impaired residents. Long-term follow-up will establish the persistence of changes in clinical practice and resident outcomes. ..