Faculty members receive American Nurses Foundation grants

Faculty members Muna Hammash and Paul Clark have recently received grants from the American Nurses Foundation.

Hammash's study is titled "Self Care Confidence Training for Improving Treatment," and will evaluate “Now I am Confident (NIC),” an innovative video intervention designed to increase patients’ HF knowledge and self-care confidence and improve performance of self-care behaviors and treatment adherence. Her grant is for $31,873.

Clark's study is titled "Resilience, Moral Distress, and Workplace Engagement in Emergency Department Nurses." The objective of this mixed methods study is to evaluate the effects of personal resilience and moral distress on workplace engagement of emergency department (ED) nurses who provide direct patient care. ED nurses experience stress, including moral distress, while caring for patients in the ED. Moral distress can lower workplace engagement, negatively impacting patient care quality and causing nurses to respond by leaving their jobs. Personal resilience can both lower moral distress and improve workplace engagement. Clark's grant is for $5,000.

Sept. 20, 2017