PATRICIA  BERRY
  • Associate Director, Education and Practice, University of Utah Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing , College Of Nursing
  • Adjunct Professor, College Of Nursing
801-585-9636

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
  • Palliative Care
  • Pain Management
  • Hospice
  • Gerontology
  • Oncology Nursing
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • End-of-life care

Presentations

  • Berry PH. The Top 10 Things I’ve Learned about Hospice and Palliative Care” Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing Symposium. Salt Lake City, Ut. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 08/2011.
  • Ellington, L, Clayton, M, Berry, P. Partners in Hospice Care Study: Hospice Nurse-Caregiver Communication. Poster session presented at The Science of Compassion: Future Directions in End-of-Life and Palliative Care, Bethesda, MD. Poster, Presented, 08/2011.
  • Mooney, K., Berry, P. (2011, August). Symptom Care by Phone: The development of an automated telephone system for family caregivers of hospice patients, Poster session presented at The Science of Compassion: Future Directions in End-of-Life and Palliative Care, Bethesda, MD. Poster, Presented, 08/2011.
  • Mooney, K., Caserta, M., Ellington, L., Lund, D., Berry, P., Clayton, M., Donaldson, G., Utz, R. (2011, August). Partners in Hospice Care: A Program Project Grant Exploring and Supporting Family Caregiving during Hospice End of Life Care through Bereavement. Poster session presented at The Science of Compassion: Future Directions in End-of-Life and Palliative Care, Bethesda, MD. Poster, Presented, 08/2011.
  • Berry, PH, Mooney, K, Elllington, L, Caserta, MPartnering with hospice programs in research: Successes and lessons learned. Poster session presented at The Science of Compassion: Future Directions in End-of-Life and Palliative Care, Bethesda, MD. Poster,. Poster, Presented, 08/2011.
  • Guo, J, Berry, PH, Donaldson, G, Pett, MA, Smith, ES, Brant, J, Towsley, GT. (2011, February). What is the relationship of nursing care quality to pain outcomes? 11th National Conference on Oncology Nursing Research, Los Angelos, CA . Poster, Presented, 02/2011.
  • Ellington, L., Reblin, M., Clayton, M. & Berry, P. (2011, February). Unveiling The Complexity Of Home Hospice Nurse Communication. Abstract submitted to the Annual Assembly of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association, Vancouver, Canada. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 01/2011.
  • LeBaron, V., Berry, P, Ellington, L. & Clayton, M. (2011, February). Empowering Caregivers: A Qualitative Content Analysis Of Hospice Nurse-Family Communication. Abstract submitted to the Annual Assembly of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association, Vancouver, Canada. Poster, Presented, 01/2011.
  • Cloyes, K., Reblin, M., Berry, P., Clayton, M.F. & Ellington, L. (2010, November). Facilitative and Directive Communication Patterns in Home Hospice Care Interactions: Content Analysis of RN and Caregiver/Patient Speech. Poster, Presented, 11/2010.
  • Cloyes, K., Reblin, M., Berry, P., Clayton, M.F. & Ellington, L. (2010, November). Facilitative and Directive Communication Patterns in Home Hospice Care Interactions: Content Analysis of RN and Caregiver/Patient Speech. Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America. Poster, Presented, 11/2010.
  • Clayton, M., Ellington, L., Berry, P. & Reblin, M. (2010, November). Home hospice nurse-caregiver communication: A useful conceptual framework, data collection protocol and coding method. Paper presented at the annual convention of the National Communication Association, San Francisco, CA. Poster, Presented, 11/2010.
  • Chou, W., Reblin, M., Ellington, L., Berry, P. & Clayton, M. (2010, October). Caring for family members at the end of life: Assessing caregiver agency in interactions with hospice nurses. Abstract submitted to the Health Literacy Annual Research Conference, Bethesda, MD. Poster, Presented, 10/2010.

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

Languages

  • English, fluent.

Publications

  • Cloyes, K.G., Berry, P.H., Reblin, M., Clayton, M.F. & Ellington, L. (2012). Exploring communication patterns among hospice nurses and family caregivers: A content analysis of in-home speech interactions. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 14, 426-437. doi: 10.1097/NJH.0b013e318251598b. Published, 12/2012.
  • Ellington, L; Reblin, M; Berry, P; Giese-Davis, J; & Clayton, MF. (under review). Reflective Research: Supporting Researchers Engaged in Analyzing End-of-Life Communication. In press, 12/2012.
  • Carpenter, JG & Berry, PH (2012). Refractory cancer pain in a nursing home resident. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 14(8), 516-21. doi: 10.1097/NJH.0b013e318251598b. Published, 12/2012.
  • Pett, MA, Beck, SL, Guo, JW, Towsley, GL, Smith, EL, Berry, PH, Donaldson, GW. (2012). Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Pain Care Quality Surveys (PainCQ©), Health Services Research, doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.12014. [Epub ahead of print]. In press, 12/2012.
  • Ellington, L., Reblin, M., Clayton, M.F., Berry, P. & Mooney, K. (in press). Hospice nurse communication with cancer patients and their family caregivers. Journal of Palliative Medicine. In press, 12/2011.
  • Planalp. SK, Trost, MR, Berry, PH (2011). Spiritual Feasts: Meaningful conversations between hospice volunteers and patients. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 28, 483-486. Published, 11/2011.
  • Beck, SL, Towsley, GL, Pett, M, Berry, PH, Smith, EL, Brant, JM, Guo, JW (2010) Initial psychometric properties of the Pain Care Quality (PainCQ) Survey. Journal of Pain, 11, 1311-9. Published, 12/2010.
  • Berry PH (Ed.). (2010) Core Curriculum for the Generalist Hospice and Palliative Nurse (3rd ed.), Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt. Published, 10/2010.
  • Berry PH, Griffie J. (2010). Planning for the actual death. In B. R. Ferrell & N. Coyle (Eds.), Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing (3rd ed.). New York: Oxford University Press, 629-644. Published, 03/2010.
  • Duggleby, WD, Penz, KL, Goodridge, DM, Wilson, DM, Leipert, BD, Berry, PH, Keall, SR, Justice, CJ (2010). The transition experience of rural older persons with advanced cancer a grounded theory study. BMC Palliative Care, 9, doi:10.1186/1472-684X-9-5. Published, 03/2010.
  • Beck, SL, Towsely, GL, Berry, PH, Lindau, K, Field, RB, Jensen, S. (2010). Core aspects of satisfaction with pain management: Cancer patients’ perspectives. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 39, 100-15. Published, 01/2010.
  • Clark, JM, Berry PH, McSteen K, Fabrey LJ. (2009). Reviewing and revising the blueprint for the advanced practice hospice and palliative Nurse (ACHPN) certification examination: A national practice analysis. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 11, 362-9. Published, 06/2009.
  • Berry, P.H. & Planalp, S. (2008). Ethical issues for hospice volunteers. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 25, 458-62. Published, 10/2008.