Sigma Foundation for Nursing/HPNF End-of-Life Nursing Care Research Grant

Application Due Date: April 1, 2022

In 2004, Sigma Foundation for Nursing and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation partnered to offer an annual research grant. With the goal of encouraging contributions to the advancement of nursing care through research, one grant of up to $10,000 will be awarded annually. Proposals for pilot and/or developmental research may be submitted for the grant.
 
To be eligible for the grant, the Principal Investigator must:
  • Be a registered nurse with a current license.
  • Hold a masters or doctoral degree or be enrolled in a doctoral program.
  • Have submitted a completed research application.
  • Have a project that is ready for implementation.
  • Have a project that can be completed within one (1) year of funding.
  • Have a signed Research Agreement.
For details about this collaborative grant, including eligibility criteria and application submission visit the Sigma Foundation for Nursing website.

Sigma Foundation for Nursing Website


Sigma Foundation for Nursing/HPNF End-of-Life Nursing Care Research Grant Recipients

2021

Marlena Fisher, MSN, BSN. "Informal Advance Care Planning With Family in Blacks on Dialysis"

2020

Carrie Henry, MSN. "Relationships Among Strong Black Womanhood Belief, Coping Behaviors, Social Support, and Psychological Distress for Black Mothers After Stillbirth"

2019

Elisa Conant Tarbi, MSN, BSN. "Beyond Prognosis Communication: Exploring the Existential Dimensions of Palliative Care Conversations with Adults with Advanced Cancer"

2018

Dr. Susan Thrane, PhD, MSN, RN, CHPN. "Teaching Caregivers of Hospice Patients to Administer Reiki for Symptom Management and Caregiver Self-Care: A feasibility Pilot Study"

2016

Dr. Jessica Rearden, PhD. "Burdensome Transitions at End-of-Life for Older Adults with Cancer"

2015

Dr. Kavita Radhakrishman, PhD. "Advanced Care Planning Behaviors of South Asian Indian-Americans"

2014

Dr. Maureen Metzger, PhD, RN. "A Randomized Controlled Trial of SPIRIT-HF: An Intervention to Prepare LVAD Patients and Their Surrogates for End-of-Life Decision-Making"

2013

Dr. Susan Lowey, PhD, RN, CHPN (USA). “Factors that Influence Care Transitions of End-Stage Heart Failure Patients to Palliative Home Care.”

2012

Dr. Stephanie H. Gilbertson-White, PhD, RN. “A Biobehavioral Approach to Studying the Meaning of Symptoms in Patients with Advanced Cancer.”

2011

Dr. Carol L. Pavlish, PhD (USA). “Screening and Early Interventions for Ethical Conflicts at the End of Life: Strengthening Nurses’ Voices.”

2010

Charlotte Wool, MSN, RN, CPCE. “Perinatal Palliative Care: Assessment of Clinician Attitudes and Practice Barriers.”

2009

Dr. Ann Marie Dose, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC. “Transition from the Hospital to Home Hospice: The No-Care Zone.”

2008

Dr. Amy Calvin, PhD, RN. “Understanding of Advance Care Planning by Family Members of Persons Undergoing Hemodialysis.”

2007

Sanghee Kim, RN, MSN. “The Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the Nurses’ Ethical Decision Making Regarding End-of-Life (NEDM-EOL) Scale in Korea.”

2006

Dr. Debra Wiegand, PhD, MBE, RN, CCRN, FAAN. “Withdrawal of Life Sustaining Therapy After a Life-Threatening Exacerbation of a Chronic Illness: The Family Experience.”

2005

Mary Judy Campbell, MSN, BSN. “Influence of Health Literacy and Attitudes on Completion of Advance Directives Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults.”

2004

Dr. Sarah A. Wilson, PhD, RN. “Family Caregivers of Hospice Patients with Heart Failure.”