Patricia H. Berry PhD, APRN, ACHPN, FAAN

  • Associate Director, Education and Practice, University of Utah Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing , College Of Nursing
  • Adjunct Professor, College Of Nursing


Research Statement

My research and scholarship interests center on end-of-life care and pain and symptom management and I find I do my best work in interdisciplinary, collaborative teams. I am currently involved in a number of research studies including as Co-I of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant entitled Implementing and Evaluating Innovative Research to Guide Hospital Nurses in Pain Management and as Collaborating Scientist on an NCI funded P01 grant entitled Enhancing End-of-Life and Bereavement Outcomes Among Cancer Caregivers. Previous research has included other studies on pain care quality, hospice nurse and family caregiver interaction, rural palliative care, and hospice volunteers.

Research Keywords

  • Symptom Management, Interest Level: 4
  • Palliative Care, Interest Level: 5
  • Pain Management, Interest Level: 4
  • Hospice, Interest Level: 5
  • Gerontology, Interest Level: 5
  • Oncology Nursing, Interest Level: 3
  • Gerontological Nursing, Interest Level: 3
  • End-of-life care, Interest Level: 3

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • Hospice Nurse-Cancer Caregiver Communication: A Foundation for Intervention. PI: Ellington, L. American Cancer Society, 07/2011 - 06/2013. Total project budget to date: $0.00
  • Aging and Dying in Prison: Toward an Effective and Sustainable Model of Prison Hospice. PI: Cloyes, KG. University of Utah Center on Aging, 07/2011 - 06/2012. Total project budget to date: $0.00
  • Implementing and Evaluating Innovative Research to Guide Hospital Nurses in Pain Management. PI: Beck, SL. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundatoin, 10/2010 - 05/2012. Total project budget to date: $0.00