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Barbara Mary Raudonis

Name

[Raudonis, Barbara Mary]
  • Associate Professor of Nursing with Tenure
  • Distinguished Teaching Professor

Biography

Barbara M. Raudonis began her professional nursing career in 1978 as an Officer in the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service at Fort Defiance Indian Hospital on the Navajo Indian Reservation. Her passion for gerontological nursing and care of the dying grew from “seeds planted” during that time of service.Dr. Raudonis joined the faculty of the College of Nursing in 1997. She taught gerontological nursing courses in both the BSN and RN-BSN programs. Her primary teaching responsibilities are now in the MSN and PhD programs. Dr. Raudonis holds the Myrna R. Pickard Professorship. She also holds fellowship status in the National Gerontological Nurses Association and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association. She serves on the Editorial Board of the journal, Geriatric Nursing. Dr. Raudonis was inducted into the Universtiy of Texas at Arlington Academy of Distinguished Teachers in 2012.The focus of her program of research is symptom science in gero-palliative care. After completing the Summer Genetics Institute on the NIH Campus she is integrating genomics into her program of research.

Professional Preparation

    • 1991 Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin
    • 1984 M.S. in Medical-Surgical/Adult Health NursingUniversity of Colorado Health Sciences Center
    • 1978 M.S. in PathologyUniversity of Maryland
    • 1978 B.S.N. Catholic University of America
    • 1974 B.A. in BiologyCollege of Notre Dame of Maryland

Appointments

    • Jan 2007 to Sept 2016 Myrna R. Pickard Professor
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • Aug 1991 to Aug 1993 Post-doctoral Fellowship
      Oregon Health Sciences University

Memberships

  • Professional
    • 2006 to Present International Society of Nurses in Genetics
    • 2002 to Present National Gerontological Nurses Association
    • 1995 to Present Oncology Nursing Society
    • 1993 to Present Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association
    • 1991 to Present The Gerontological Society of America
    • 1989 to Present Southern Nursing Research Society
    • 1986 to Present American Nurses Association
    • 1986 to Present Texas Nurses Association
    • 1978 to Present Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

Awards and Honors

    • May  2013 UT Arlington Nominee for the 2013 Regents Outstanding Teaching Award sponsored by University of Texas Board of Regents
    • May  2012 Inducted into the UT Arlington Academy of Distinguished Teachers sponsored by University of Texas at Arlington

Research and Expertise

  • Current Research

    Study Title: "Evaluation of the Reliability of the Nurse's Self-Assessment of Genetics in Practice Inventory (NSGPI) in Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses in the United States". Funding source:Texas Organization of Baccalaureate and Graduate Education. (2012-2013).

    All nurses including hospice and palliative care nurses must recognize genomic components underlie almost all diseases.  A British survey of 400 hospice nurses found that although the majority of respondents believed genetic-related activities were important to hospice care, they lacked confidence in their ability to carry out those activities. To date there are no published studies exploring genetics-related activities in palliative care with American hospice nurses.

    We conducted a national randomized survey of members of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) to explore the current state of genetic and genomic related activities in palliative care in the United States. Seventy-one members of HPNA completed a computerized version of the Nurse’s Self-Assessment of Genetics in Practice Inventory (NGSPI). Participants believed the clinical and biological categories of genetic-related activities were important but they lacked confidence in carrying out those activities. Respondents rated psychosocial related genetic activities, more important and were more confident in carrying them out. Genetics education is needed for nurses at all levels of academic preparation and specialities so all nurses meet patient and family needs experiencing inherited genetic and complex conditions.

  • Research Interests

    Overall interest: symptom science in geriatric oncology and palliative care. Also interested in gerontological nursing, hospice and palliative care nursing and end of life issues. Currently exploring 1) symptoms (ex.fatigue) experienced by older women with breast cancer and multiple comorbidities; 2) community-based exercise intervention for cancer patients; and survivorship issues of older adult cancer patients with multiple comorbidities.

  • Expertise
    My love and passion for gerontological nursing and caring for the dying grew from the "seeds planted" during my first nursing position when I served in the Commission Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service at Fort Defiance Indian Hospital on the Navajo Indian Reservation. Throughout my nursing career I have had opportunities ( ex. Postdoctoral fellowship) to integrate my passion for research and making a difference in the lives of people facing life threatening illness. The 2006 Summer Genetics Institute at NIH helped me integrate genomics into my program of research in symptom management in gero-palliative care and gero-oncology.

Publications

      Journal Article 2016
      • Raudonis, B.M., Kelley, I.H., Rowe, N., & Ellis, J. (2016) A pilot study of proinflammatory cytokines and fatigue in women with breast cancer during chemotherapy. Cancer Nursing. Accepted for publication April 21, 2016. Published ahead of print. DOI: 10.1097/NCC.0000000000000406.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2015
      • Raudonis, B.M.  (2015). The Legacy of Anatomical Donation. Journal of Palliative Medicine. 18(4), 391-392.doi:10.1089/jpm.2014.0339

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2014
      • Newcomb, P., Canclini, S., Cauble, D., Raudonis, B., & Golden, P. (2014). Pilot trial of an electronic family medical history in U.S. Faith-based communities. Journal of Primary Care and Community Health,5(3),198-201. doi:10.1177/2150131914524441

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book Chapter 2013
      • Raudonis, B.M. (2013). Palliative care. In I.M. Lubkin & P.D. Larsen (Eds.) Chronic illness: Impact and interventions (8th ed. pp. 597-625). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett.
        {Book Chapter} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Journal Article 2012
      • Newcomb, P. Raudonis, B.M., Snow, D., & Cauble, D. (2012). Transmission of family health information within families. Open Journal fo Nursing. 2, 15-22.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2012
      • Raudonis, B.M., McClean, J., & Cauble, D. (2012). Life review: Connecting undergraduate nursing students with older adults. Nursing Education Perspectives. 33(3), 193-194.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2011
      • Raudonis, B.M., & Cauble, D.M. (2011). Palliative care in the genomic era. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care. 13(5), 298-308.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2010
      • Raudonis, B.M., & Daniel, K. (2010). Frailty: An indication for palliative care. Geriatric Nursing, 31(5), 379-384.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Monograph 2010
      • American Nurses Association (2010). Gerontological Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice (3rd ed.). Author: Silver Spring, MD. B. Raudonis' role was serving as the Co-Chair of the Work Group which revised the Scope and Standards document.
        {Monograph} [Refereed/Juried]
      2010
      • American Association of Colleges of Nursing . (2010). Recommended baccalalureate competencies and curricular guidelines for the nursing care of older adults. Author: Washington, DC. B. Raudonis' role was serving as a member of the expert panel which developed the recommended competencies and curricular guidelines.
        {Monograph} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Book Chapter 2009
      • Raudonis, B.M. (2009). Palliative care. In I.M. Lubkin & P.D. Larsen (Eds.) Chronic illness: Impact and interventions (7th ed.,pp. 529-553). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett.
        {Book Chapter} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Journal Article 2009
      • Campbell, M. L., Happ, M. B., Hultman, T., Kirchoff, K. T., Mahon, M. M., Mayo, M. M., McMillan, S., & Raudonis, B. (2009). The HPNA Research Agenda for 2009-2012. Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing, 11(1), 10-18.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Newsletter Article 2009
      • Raudonis, B.M. (2009). Update on the Genetic and Genomic Nursing Competencies. [Article] SIGN: Supporting Innovations in Gerontological Nursing, 16(3) 3. (A bimonthly publication of the National Gerontological Nursing Association).
        {Newsletter Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Journal Article 2008
      • Newcomb, P. & Raudonis, B. M. (2008). Genes, Genetics and Genmics, Oh My! Essential Genetic and Genomic Competencies for All Registered Nurses. Nurses' Lounge/Dallas-Fort Worth, 22-26.
        {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Book Chapter 2006
      • Raudonis, B.M. (2006). Palliative care. In I.M. Lubkin & P.D. Larsen (Eds.) Chronic illness: Impact and interventions (6th ed., pp. 537-554). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett.
        {Book Chapter} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Journal Article 2006
      • Duggleby, W. & Raudonis, B. M. (2006). Dispelling myths about palliative care and older adults. Seminars in Oncology Nursing, 22(1), 58-64.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2004
      • Raudonis, B. M. (2004). IDT Consult: Medication myths. [Column]. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 6(1), 8.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2003
      • Raudonis, B. M. (2003). Thinking outside of the box. [Guest Editorial]. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 5(3), 120-121.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2003
      • Raudonis, B. M. Palliative care update for gastroenterology nurses. Gastroenterology Nursing 2003, 26 (1), 26-30.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2003
      • Raudonis, B. M. (2003). Professional privilege or universal access. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 6(1), 79-81.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2002
      • Raudonis, B. M., Kyba, F. C. N., & Kinsey, T. A. (2002). Long term care nurses knowledge of end of life care. Geriatric Nursing, 23(6), 296-301.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2002
      • Raudonis, B. M. & Anderson, C. (2002). A theoretical framework for specialty certification in nursing practice. Nursing Outlook, 50(6), 247-252.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book Chapter 2001
      • Davis, G.C., & Raudonis, B.M. (2001). Chronic illness. In M.O. Hogstel, (Ed.). Gerontology: Nursing care of the older adult (pp. 317-343). Albany, NY: De;mar Publishing.
        {Book Chapter} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2001
      • Raudonis, B.M. (2001). Hospice and palliative care. In M.O. Hogstel, (Ed.). Gerontolgoy: Nursing care of the older adult (pp. 441-469). Albany, NY: Delmar Publishing.
        {Book Chapter} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Journal Article 2001
      • Raudonis, B. M. (2001). The forgotten standard. [Guest Editorial]. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 3(2), 39-40.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book Chapter 2000
      • Fultner, D., & Raudonis, B.M. (2000). Home care. In A. Lueckenotte, (Ed.). Gerontology nursing (2nd ed.). (pp. 771-796). St. Louis, MO: Mosby.
        {Book Chapter} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Journal Article 1999
      • Anderson, C., Raudonis, B. M., & Kirschling, J. M. (1999). Hospice and palliative nursing role delineation study: Implications for certification. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 1(2), 45-55.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book Chapter 1998
      • Davis, G.C. & Raudonis, B. (1998). Chronic disease-related resources. In M.O. Hagstel, (Ed.). Community resources for older adults: A guide for case managers (pp. 193-220). St. Louis, MO: Mosby.
        {Book Chapter} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Journal Article 1997
      • Raudonis, B. M. & Acton, G. J. (1997). Theory-based nursing practice. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 26(1), 138-145.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 1996
      • Raudonis, B. M. & Kirschling, J. M. (1996). Family caregivers' perspectives on hospice nursing care. Journal of Palliative Care, 12(2), 14-19.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book Chapter 1995
      • Raudonis, B.M. & Talbot, L.A. (1995). Use of crticial thinking in research: The research critique. In L.A. Talbot (Ed.). Principles and practices of nursing research. (pp. 513-534). St. Louis, MO: Mosby.
        {Book Chapter} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Journal Article 1995
      • Raudonis, B. M. (1995). Nursing's contribution to the family focus of palliative care. Progress in Palliative Care, 3, 175-180.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      1995
      • Raudonis, B. M. (1995). Empathic nurse-patient relationships in hospice nursing. The Hospice Journal, 10(1), 59-64.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 1993
      • Raudonis, B. M. (1993). The meaning and impact of empathic relationships in hospice nursing. Cancer Nursing, 16(4), 304-309.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 1992
      • Raudonis, B. & Kirschling, J. M. (1992). Hospice research: The importance of program participation. The American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care, 9(4), 21-25.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      1992
      • Raudonis, B. M. (1992). Ethical considerations in qualitative research with hospice patients. Qualitative Health Research, 2(2), 238-249.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 1991
      • Raudonis, B. M. & Griffith, H. (1991). Model for integrating health services research and health care policy formation. Nursing & Health Care, 12(1), 32-36.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 1987
      • Raudonis, B. M. (1987). Adult education: Its implications for baccalaureate education. The Journal of Nursing Education, 26(4), 164-166.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 1985
      • Raudonis, B. M. (1985). Float pools. The Journal of Nursing Administration, 15(6), 24, 27.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 1982
      • Raudonis, B. M. & Smith, A. G. (1982). Observations of the chlamydospores of Candida albicans. Mycopathologia, 78, 87-91.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

Presentations

    • October  2016
      Meeting the End of LIfe Needs of Veterans through the We Honor Vets Program
      Podium presentation by Barbara Raudonis. Denise Cauble was the second author.
    • November  2015
      Colrectal Cancer Screening Practices Among Texas Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants

      Podium presentation by Sandra A. Laird; Barbara M. Raudonis was second author.

    • November  2015
      Nurses' Self-Assessment of Genetics-Related Activities in Hospice and Pallaitive Care Nursing in the United States

      Virtual poster presentation available online.

    • October  2015
      The Age of Cancer Survivorship: How and Why It Matters for Older Adults

      Podium Presentation

    • October  2014
      Pilot Trial of an Electronic Family Medical History in U.S. Faith-based Communities

      Newcomb, P., Golden, P., Canclini, S., Cauble, D., & Raudonis, B. Poster presentation at the Texas Health Fort Worth Annual Poster Reception

    • April  2014
      Nurses' Self-Assessment of Genetic-Related Activities in Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing in the United States

      Authors: Raudonis, B.M., & Cauble, D. Poster presentation

    • October  2013
      Nurses' Self-Assessment of Genetic-Related Activities in Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing in the United States

      Authors: Raudonis, B.M., & Cauble, D. Poster presentation at the International Society of Nurses in Genetics Conference, October 4-6, 2013, Bethesda, MD

    • November  2013
      Nurses' Self-Assessment of Genetic-Related Activities in Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing in the United States.

      Authors: Raudonis, B.M., & Cauble, D. Podium presentation by B. Raudonis at the  42nd Biennial Convention of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau Internation, November 16-20, 2013

    • October  2012

      Using Virtual Reality to Communicate about Genomics in the Healthcare Community

      Authors were: Newcomb, P., Jones, S., Baker, J.D., Cauble,D., & Raudonis, B. Podium presentation was by Cauble and Raudonis

    • October  2012

      Older Adults and FamilyHealth History Now or Never: Using the Surgeon General's Family Health Portrait.

      Poster presentation by Raudonis, B., & Cauble, C.

  • Past
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      Nurses' Self-Assessment of Genetics-Related Activities in Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing in the United States

      Virtual poster presentation

Support & Funding

This data is entered manually by the author of the profile and may duplicate data in the Sponsored Projects section.
    • July 2012 to July 2014 Enhancing and Sustaining Principles of Palliative Care in a Baccalaureate Program Through Curricular Change" sponsored by  - $7500
    • Jan 2012 to Dec 2013 Evaluation of the Reliability of the Nurse's Self-Assessment of Genetics in Practice Inventory (NGSPI) in Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses in the United States sponsored by  - $2000

Students Supervised

  • Doctoral
    • Present
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      Served as Dissertation Chair. Title of Dissertation: Sleep Experiences of Hospitalized Antepartum Patients.

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      Served as Dissertation Chair. Title of dissertation: A Correlation Study of a Reading Comprehension Program and Attrition Rates of ESL Nursing Students in Texas.

Courses

      • NURS 6302-001 Issues in Studying Health of Culturally Diverse and Vulnerable Populations

        Analysis of social and cultural factors affecting health among US sub-populations defined by age, education, gender, ethnicity, culture, religion, occupation, and income. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Please note that this section is primarily for Doctoral Nursing Practice students due to the format and schedule. The class is primarily online and meets on campus three times during the semester.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • NURS 6302-002 Issues in Studying Health in Culturally Diverse and Vulnerable Populations (Nurs 6302)

        Analysis of social and cultural factors affecting health among US sub-populations defined by age, education, gender, ethnicity, culture, religion, occupation, and income. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Please note that this section is primarily for students in PhD program in nursing due to the format and schedule. The course is in intensive format that meets on specified Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturday mornings. Online meetings supplement the oncampus meetings.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • NURS 6302-002 Issues in Studying Health in Culturally Diverse and Vulnerable Populations (Nurs 6302)
        Social and cultural factors affecting health among sub-populations defined by age, education, gender, ethnicity, culture, religion, occupation, vulnerability, income and geography. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. DNP or PhD program.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus
      • NURS 5301-001 Research in Nursing
        Exploration of the research process and critical examination of published studies with emphasis on research appraisal, interpretation of statistical results, and evidence-based practice.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus
      • NURS 5301-001 Research in Nursing
        Exploration of the research process and critical examination of published studies with emphasis on research appraisal, interpretation of statistical results, and evidence-based practice.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus
      • NURS 6303-001 Culture of Science
        No Description Provided.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • NURS 5301-001 Research in Nursing
        No Description Provided.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • NURS 6302-001 . Issues in Studying Health of Culturally Diverse and Vulnerable Populations
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        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • NURS 6302-001 . Issues in Studying Health of Culturally Diverse and Vulnerable Populations
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        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • NURS 5301-001 Research in Nursing
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        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • NURS 6303-001 Culture of Science

        Professional, financial, socio-politico, ethical and legal issues associated with the conduct of research and the relationships between research and health policy development and implementation. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • NURS 6390-003 Introduction to Genetics and Genomics
        No Description Provided.
        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • NURS 5301-001 Research in Nursing
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        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • NURS 5301-001 Research in Nursing
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        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • NURS 5301-001 Research in Nursing
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        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • NURS 6390-014 Genetics and Human Health
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        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010 Download Syllabus
      • NURS 6303-001 Culture of Science
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        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • NURS 6303-001 Culture of Science
        No Description Provided.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • NURS 6303-001 Culture of Science
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        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • NURS 6303-001 Culture of Science
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        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • NURS 6303-001 Culture of Science
        No Description Provided.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • NURS 6303-001 Culture of Science
        No Description Provided.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • NURS 6303-001 Culture of Science
        No Description Provided.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • NURS 6303-001 Culture of Science
        No Description Provided.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • NURS 6390-003 Introduction to Genetics and Genomics
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        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2009

Service to the Profession

  • Appointed
    • May 2013 to  Present Editorial Board

      Member of the Editorial Board of the journal Geriatric Nursing

Service to the University

  • Elected
    • Sept 2013 to  Aug 2015 GSC/GEPC Chairperson

      Chairperson of the UTCON Graduate Studeis Commitee and the Graduate Education Program Committee

    • Sept 2013 to  Aug 2015 Senator

      Elected as one of four Senators from CON to the UTA Facutly Senate

    • Sept 2015 to  Present Graduate Assembly

      Elected as a representative from the College of Nursing and Health Innovation

    • Sept 2015 to  Present Committee on Graduate Program Revision

      Chairperson

    • Sept 2015 to  Present Promotion and Tenure Committee

      Chairperson (College of Nursing)