To educate effectively, the institute must be a leader in end-of-life research. To this end, the institute proudly points to several efforts.
- Dr. Maureen O'Brien, R.N., clinical associate professor, published "Living in a House of Cards: Family experiences with long-term childhood technology dependence" in Journal of Pediatric Nursing.
- Dr. Margaret Bull, R.N., F.A.A.N., professor in the College of Nursing, is conducting research on elderly caregivers. Her program of research includes several funded studies on family caregiving.
- Three doctoral students in the College of Nursing are focusing their study programs and dissertations on end-of-life care. New doctoral students have identified end-of-life care as their area of interest.
- The James Wake Memorial Lectureship, which began in spring 2006, is a regular series designed to keep health care professionals apprised of the latest developments in end-of-life care research.