Patients who are unable to communicate with their health care providers are now able to better verbalize their needs, thanks to a new app developed by Rebecca Koszalinski, an assistant professor of nursing at UT.
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The first Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor of the Year Awards were hand-delivered to faculty members that demonstrated an outstanding commitment to mentoring undergraduate researchers during the 2015–16 academic year.
Before she died, Theresa and Raphael’s mother created a video message to comfort her children, remind them of her everlasting love, and assure them that everything is as it should be. Though her story is not real, it is the type of message a person dying of HIV/AIDS may want to leave behind. It is one of four digital stories created as a UT College of Nursing pilot research project. The goal is to create a tool that can help persons with HIV/AIDS communicate their end-of-life and advanced care planning wishes.
WATE-TV’s Lori Tucker interviewed Sadie Hutson, associate professor of nursing, about her research into digital storytelling of those with HIV/AIDS. The goal of her project is to create a tool that can help persons with HIV/AIDS communicate their end-of-life and advance care planning wishes. View the story here.
College of Nursing faculty members Sadie Hutson and Mary Lynn Brown are training the next generation of nurses and finding ways to improve health throughout our region.
Got six minutes and forty seconds? That’s all you need to learn about some of the intriguing research happening at UT. Faculty and staff are invited to Mic/Nite on Thursday, October 10, to hear eleven of their peers talk about their work, which ranges from urban forestry to ancient Roman forts. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Relix Variety Theatre with a social hour, including a cash bar and free pizza.
The Knoxville News Sentinel featured a study being conducted by professors in the College of Nursing which will study needs of HIV/AIDS patients in Appalachia to find out more about the limited legal, emotional and medical help available to people dying of the disease in the region. The study, funded with a $420,000 grant from
Approximately 10,000 Americans die with an HIV/AIDS diagnosis each year, and many of these patients lack access to the care they need at the end of their lives. This is especially true for those who live in the Appalachian region. A group of nursing professors at UT is embarking on a study to try to change this. The study team includes Sadie Hutson, associate professor, and Ken Phillips, professor and associate dean of research in the College of Nursing.
Jessica Wilson will have a special distinction when she graduates this week: She’s the first student to complete the College of Nursing’s honors program. In the past, she said, “it’s been difficult for nursing students to graduate with honors.” The rigor of the nursing curriculum kept them from finishing their honors requirements. This year, Sadie Hutson, associate professor of nursing, launched an honors program within the college. To graduate with honors, students must complete eight honors nursing courses and maintain a GPA of 3.5.