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Cynthia Jacelon

PhD RN-BC CRRN FAAN
126 Skinner Hall; 651 North Pleasant St.
University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA 01003
(413) 545-9576
jacelon@nursing.umass.edu

BIO:A rehabilitation clinical nurse specialist, Associate Professor Cynthia S. Jacelon’s area of research and expertise is promoting dignity, function, self-management of chronic health problems, and independence in older adults.

In her research, she have explored the of role elders in affecting the outcomes of their hospitalization, the processes used by community-dwelling elders to manage chronic health problems, the meaning of dignity to elders, and the role of smart environments in promoting independence in elders.

With more than 15 years of experience teaching nursing, she is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She also has more than 20 years of clinical practice experience in rehabilitation and post acute care.  Currently she is the Scholar in Residence at Jewish Geriatric Services in Longmeadow, Massachusetts where she is involved in a project to reduce the risk of re-hospitalization for elderly, frail residents.

RESEARCH: Promoting dignity, function, self-management of chronic health problems, and independence in older adults.

PUBLICATIONS:

Journal Articles (Peer reviewed)

Jacelon, CS (submitted 2011). Evaluating the Attributed Dignity Scale. Journal of Advanced Nursing.

Guo Q, Jacelon CS, & Marquard JL(submitted 2011). Palliative care: an evolutionary concept analysis. Journal of Advanced Nursing.

Guo Q, Marquard JL, & Jacelon C.S. (submitted 2011). A systematic review of information needs of terminally ill patients and their family caregivers. Journal of Advanced Nursing.

Jacelon, CS& Hanson, A (accepted). Elder’s participation in the development of smart environments: An integrated review of the literature. Geriatric Nursing.

Radhakrishnan, K; Jacelon, CS; Roche, J (accepted 2011). Perceptions on the use of telehealth for Heart failure by homecare nurses and patients: A mixed method study. Home Health Care Management & Practice.

Radhakrishnan, K & Jacelon, CS (2012) “Impact of telehealth on patient self-management of heart failure: A review of literature” Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 27(1) 33-43.

Jacelon, CS; Furman, E; Rea, A; Macdonald, B; Donoghue; LC (2011). Creating a professional practice model for post acute care. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 37(3): 53-60.

Mei, YY; Marquard, JL; Jacelon, CS; DeFeo, AL (2011). Designing and evaluating an electronic patient falls reporting system: Perspectives for the implementation of health information technology in long-term residential care facilities. International Journal of Medical Informatics.

Jacelon, CS; Donoghue, LC; Breslin, E (2010). Scholar in residence: An innovative application of the Scholarship of Engagement. Journal of Professional Nursing. 26(1): 61-64.

Jacelon, CS(2010). “Maintaining the balance” elders with chronic health problems managing life in the community. Rehabilitation Nursing Journal, 35(1): 16-22+.

Radhakrishnan, K & Jacelon, CS (2009). Synthesis of Literature on Strategies for Chronic Disease Management Post Disasters. Journal of Nursing and Healthcare of Chronic Illness, 1(4) 294-302.

Jacelon, CS; Knafl, K; Dixon, J (2009). Development of the attributed dignity scale. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 2(3): 202-213.

Allen, NA; Jacelon, CS; & Chipkin, SR (2009). Feasibility and acceptability of continuous glucose monitoring and accelerometer technology in exercising individuals with type 2 diabetes. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 18: 373-383.

O’Dell,KK; Jacelon, CS; Morse, AN (2008). “I’d rather just go on as I am’—pelvic floor care preferences of frail, elderly women in residential care. Urologic Nursing, 28(1):36-47.

Jacelon, CS(2007). Theoretical perspectives of perceived control in older adults: A selective review of the literature. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 59(1) 1-10.

Jacelon, CS(2007). Older adults’ participation in research. Nurse Researcher, 14(4): 64-7.

Jacelon, CS; Pierce, LL; Buhrer, R (2007). Revision of the Rehabilitation Nursing Research Agenda. Rehabilitation Nursing Journal, 32(1): 23-30.

Jacelon, CS; Pierce, LL; Buhrer, R (2006). Evaluation of the research agenda for rehabilitation nursing. Rehabilitation Nursing Journal, 31(6): 242-248.

O’Dell, KK; Jacelon, CS; Morse, AN; & McGee, SM (2006). Pelvic floor care needs and preference of older women in residential care. Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health, 51(5): 388.

Jacelon, CS(2006). Directive and supportive behaviors used by families of hospitalized older adults to affect the process of hospitalization. Journal of Family Nursing, 12(3) 234-250.

Jacelon, CS& Imperio, K (2005) Participant diaries as a source of data in research with older adults. Qualitative Health Research, 15(7): 991-997.

O’Dell, KK & Jacelon, CS (2005) “Not the surgery for a young person: Women’s experience with vaginal closure surgery.” Journal of Urologic Nursing, 25(5): 345-351.

Jacelon, CS(2004). Older adults and autonomy in acute care. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 30(11): 29-36.

Jacelon, CS(2004). Managing personal integrity: The process of hospitalization for elders. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 46(5): 549-557.

Jacelon, CS& Henneman, EA (2004). Profiles in dignity: Perspectives on nursing and critically ill older adults. Critical Care Nursing, 24(5): 30-35.

Jacelon, CS, Connelly, TW, Brown, R, Proulx, K & Vo, T (2004) A concept analysis of dignity for older adults. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 48(1) 76-83.

Proulx, K & Jacelon, CS (2004). Dying with dignity: The good patient versus the good death. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care, 22(2): 116-120.

Jacelon, CS(2003). The dignity of elders in an acute care hospital. Qualitative Health Research, 13(3): 543-556.

Jacelon, CS; Zucker, DM; Stacciarini, JM & Henneman, EA (2003). Peer mentoring for tenure track faculty. Journal of Professional Nursing, 19(6): 335-338.

Jacelon, CS(2002). Attitudes and behaviors of hospital staff toward elders in an acute care setting. Applied Nursing Research, 15(4) 227-234.

Hunter, A; Lusardi, P; Zucker, D; Jacelon, CS & Chandler, G (2002). Pearls, pith, and provocation. Making meaning: The creative component in qualitative research. Qualitative Health Research, 12(3): 388-398.

Jacelon, CS(2001). Rehabilitation and iatrogenic complications of critical care. Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America, 13(3): 365-373.

Jacelon, CS(1999). Preventing cascade iatrogensis in hospitalized elders: An important role for nurses. The Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 25(1)27-33.

Jacelon, CS(1997). The trait and process of resilience. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 25: 123-129.

Jacelon, CS(1995). The effect of living in a nursing home on socialization in the elderly. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 22: 539-546.

Jacelon, CS(1986). The Barthel Index and other indices of functional ability. Rehabilitation Nursing, 11(4): 9-11.

 

Texts, Chapters in Texts, Solicited Journal Articles

Jacelon, CS (Editor)(2011). The Specialty Practice of Rehabilitation Nursing: A Core Curriculum (6th Edition). Glenview, IL Association of Rehabilitation Nurses.

Jacelon, CS (2011). Rehabilitation and Rehabilitation Nursing. Chapter 1. In Jacelon, CS (Editor).The Specialty Practice of Rehabilitation Nursing: A Core Curriculum (6th Edition). Glenview, IL Association of Rehabilitation Nurses.

Jacelon, CS(2011). Psychosocial Healthcare Patterns and Nursing Interventions. Chapter 8. In Jacelon, CS (Editor). The Specialty Practice of Rehabilitation Nursing: A Core Curriculum (6th Edition). Glenview, IL Association of Rehabilitation Nurses.

Jacelon, CS(2012) Life after a Right CVA. In Wallace-Kazer, M & Neal-Boylan, L (Ed). Case Studies in Nursing Care for Older Adults. Des Moines, IA. Wiley-Blackwell.

Jacelon, CS(2009, 2011). Home Health Care. In P. Larsen (Ed). Chronic Illness. Bartlett and Jones: Boston, MA. 475-495

Jacelon, CS(2007). Contributor to the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses Core Curriculum (5th ed) Rehabilitation Nursing Foundation, Evanston, IL.

Jacelon, CS& O’Dell, KK (2005). “Demystifying nursing research: Uses of qualitative research or “So, what good is it?” Urologic Nursing: 25(6): 471-473.

Jacelon, CS& O’Dell, KK (2005). “Demystifying nursing research: Analyzing qualitative data” Urologic Nursing: 25(2): 217-220.

Jacelon, CS& O’Dell, KK (2005). “Demystifying nursing research: Case and grounded

            theory as qualitative research methods” Urologic Nursing: 25(1): 49-52.

Jacelon, CS(1998) Editor and Author. Professional Rehabilitation Nursing (PRN) Course. Glenview, IL.: Association of Rehabilitation Nurses.

Jacelon, CS(1997). Concepts, models, and theories in nursing practice. In  K. Johnson (Ed.) Advanced Practice Core Curriculum for Rehabilitation Nursing. Glenview, IL: Association of Rehabilitation Nurses.

Jacelon, CS(1997). Health promotion, illness prevention, and maintenance of function across the health-illness continuum.  In K. Johnson (Ed.) Advanced Practice Core Curriculum for Rehabilitation Nursing. Glenview, IL: Association of Rehabilitation Nurses.

Jacelon, CS(1987). Contributor to the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses Core Curriculum Rehabilitation Nursing Foundation, Evanston, IL.
 

Other Publications

Jacelon, CS; Pierce, LL & Buhrer, R (2005). The Rehabilitation Nursing Research Agenda. Glenview, IL. Association of Rehabilitation Nurses.

Habel, M; Jacelon, CS; Et al. (2003) CRRNprep V2.0.  Software. Association of Rehabilitation Nurses. Westboro, MA: Datachem software, Inc.

Item Writer, Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse - Advanced Examination, ARN (1998).

Item Writer, Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse Examination (1988, 1991, 1992, 1994, 2010).