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Maureen R Courtney

Name

[Courtney, Maureen R]
  • Assoc Prof

Research and Expertise

  • maureen courtney

    Research Areas: 

    * Behavioral economics approaches to promoting the use of Advanced Directives

    * Behavioral economics strategies for patient behaviors in primary care with emphasis on shared decision-making

    * Chronic disease management for Diabetes, Obesity, and Cardiovascular disease.

    * Prevention screening  and health promotion in primary care

    * Theoretical model for NP practice

    Having recently been certified to conduct systematic reviews through the Joanna Briggs Institute, I am conducting a review titled "Best Practices in Primary Care to Promote Completion of Screening Colonoscopies."  SR is a type of secondary research using precise approaches including meta-analysis.

    I am currently finalizing secondary analysis of a research project titled "Nurse Practitioner Clinical Practice Patterns with Overweight and Obese Patients."  We surveyed a national sample of over 2500 certified family and adult nurse practitioners in the U.S. to determine how they practice with these high risk patients.  The secondary analysis involves NP open-ended responses regarding their care of these patients.

    I have developed a theoretical model that describes NP practice titled the Courtney Comprehensive Patient-Centered care Model.  We have developed video vignettes that demonstrate the model and are in the process of evaluating their validity & reliability.  Initial construct validity for the model is strong.  We will then be investigating the patient and NP research outcomes associated with communication training based on the model.

     I continue to work with multiple datasets that represent employee and patient outcomes for those who have participated in a lifestyle change program titled the Game of Health.  I also am analyzing a datset to explore Best Practices of NPs in the care of Patienst with Type 2 Diabetes.

Publications

      Journal Article Forthcoming
      • Robert F.,  Yang, Z,  Spivey, C., Boardman, B. and  Courtney, M..  Early experience with digital advance care planning and directives, a novel consumer-driven program. Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent) 2016;29(3):263–267.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

        Book 2016
        • Bloch,J.R, Courtney, M.R,  & Clark, M.L (Eds.) (2016). Practice-based clinical inquiry in nursing for DNP and PhD research. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.

          {Book} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

        • Book Chapter 2016
          • Buckhholz, SW., Linton, DM, Courtney, MR., Schoeny, M.  Ssytematic Reviews. in Bloch,J.R, Courtney, M.R,  & Clark, M.L (Eds.) (2016). Practice-based clinical inquiry in nursing for DNP and PhD research. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.

            {Book Chapter} [Refereed/Juried]

          • Conference Paper 2016
            • Fine, RL, Yang, Z., Spivey, C., Boardman, B. and Courtney, MR. Truth 3.0:  hearing the patient's voice in emergency, urgent and advance care planning.” Paper presented at the Digital Health and Care Congress 2016, Landon, UK.  July 5-6, 2016.

              {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]

            • Journal Article 2016
              • Fine, RL., Yang, Z., Spivey, C., Boardman, B., and Courtney, MR. Early experience with digital advance care planning and directives, a novel consumer-driven program.  Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent) 2016;29(3):263–267.

                {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

                Conference Paper 2015
                • Yang, Z., Courtney, R., Spivey, C., Brown, T,. Daniel, K.  Patient Engagament: Inproving Health.  Transformative Research Conference.  Villanova University. May 31-June 2, 2015.

                  {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]

                • Journal Article 2015
                  • Courtney, MR, Moler, EJ, Osborne, JA, Whitney, G., Conard, SE (2015). An exploratory retrospective assessment of a quantitative measure of diabetes risk: medical management and patient impact in a primary care setting. Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy, 2015(8), 447-453.

                    {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

                    Conference Proceeding 2014
                    • Yang, Z., Courtney, R., Spivey, C., Brown, T,. Daniel, K.  Patient Engagament: Inproving Health.  Transformative Research Conference.  Villanova University. May 31-June 2, 2015.

                      Courtney, MR. An Update 2105 Adult Health Prevention Guidelines. American Association Nurse Practitioners. Nashville, TN, June 18, 2014

                      Buchholtz, S. Miskovitch, L., Courtney, MR. A Framework for the Intraprofessional Collaboration of DNP and PhD Prepared Nurse Practitioners. American Association Nurse Practitioners. Nashville, TN, June 18, 2014

                      Buchholtz, S., Bloch, J., Fogg, L. Courtney, MR. Where we Are and Where We Need to Go: DNP and PhD Nurse Practitioner Faculty Research.  National Organization Nurse Practitioner Faculty.Annual Meeting. Denver, CO. April 4, 2014.

                      {Conference Proceeding} [Refereed/Juried]

                    • Journal Article 2014
                      •  Courtney MR, Spivey C, Daniel KM.  Helping patients make better decisions: How to apply behavioral economics in clinical practice. Patient Preference and Adherence. October 2014 Volume 2014:8 Pages 1503—1512.  DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/PPA.S71224

                        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

                        Journal Article 2013
                        • Conard, S. and Courtney, R.  (2013). Reinventing your primary care practice.  Journal of Healthcare Leadership, 2013:5 1–8.

                          {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                        • 2013
                          • Buchholz, S., Budd, G., Courtney, M., Neiheisel, M., Hammersla, M., Carlson, E.  Preparing practice scholars: teaching knowledge application in the DNP curriculum. Journal American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.  Volume 25, Issue 9, September 2013, Pages: 473–480.

                            Article first published online : 17 JUN 2013, DOI: 10.1002/2327-6924.12050

                            {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]

                            Journal Article 2010
                            • Courtney, M. & Mayorga, J. (2010). National Nurse Practitioner Practice Patterns in the Care of Overweight and Obese Patients. American Journal of Nurse Practitioners, 14(9/10), 9-18.
                              {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                            • 2010
                              • Dancer, S. & Courtney, R. (2010). Improving diabetes patient outcomes: Framing research into the chronic care model. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 22(11), 280-85.
                                {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

                                Compact Disc(CD) 2009
                                • Courtney, R. The Courtney Nurse Practitioner Practice Model: Comprehensive Patient-Centered Care (DVD). Available from University Of Texas Arlington.: Available from University Of Texas Arlington., 2009. CD.
                                  {Compact Disc(CD)} [Refereed/Juried]

                                • Journal Article 2009
                                  • Courtney, R., Conard, S., Dunn, P., & Scarborough, K. (2009). The Game of Health: An innovative lifestyle change program implemented in a family practice. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
                                    {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

                                    Journal Article 2002
                                    • Cody, M., Beck, C., Courtney, R., & Shue, V. (2002, May). Integrating Health Services Research into Nursing Doctoral Programs: the Evolution of Nursing Research. Journal of Nursing Education, 41(5), 207-214.
                                      {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

                                      Journal Article 1998
                                      • Holland, L. & Courtney, R. (1998). Increasing cultural competence with the Latino community. Journal of Community Health Nursing, 15(1), 45-53.
                                        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

                                        Journal Article 1997
                                        • Courtney, R. & Rice, C. (1997). Investigation of Nurse Practioner-Patient Interactions Using the Nurse Practitioner Rating Form. The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care, 22(2), 46-65.
                                          {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                        • 1997
                                          • Courtney, R. (1997, February). Nurse practitioner protocols: An overview. American Journal of Nursing: Nurse Practitioner Edition, 97(2), 16E-16H.
                                            {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

                                            Journal Article 1996
                                            • Courtney, R., et al. (1996, June). The Partnership Process: Working with Individuals, Families, and Communities toward a new vision of health. Public Health Nursing, 13(3), 177-86.
                                              {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                            • 1996
                                              • Courtney, R. : Succeeding in Health Care Reform. Series in Nursing Management: Outcomes of Effective Mangagement Practices 1996, 8.
                                                {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

                                                Journal Article 1995
                                                • Courtney, R. (1995, December). Community Partnership Primary Care: A new paradigm for primary care. Public Health Nursing, 12(6), 366-373.
                                                  {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                                • 1995
                                                  • Courtney, R. (1995, November). Using an Encounter Form to Develop a Clinical DataBase for Documenting Nurse Practitioner Primary Care. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 7(11), 537-544.
                                                    {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

                                                    Journal Article 1987
                                                    • Courtney, R. Community Practice: Nursing Influence on Health Policy Formulation. Nursing Outlook, Vol. 35 No. 4 (July-August 1987), 170-174.

                                                      {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

Presentations

    • July  2013

      The NP Role and Leadership in Adult Health Prevention

    • April  2013

      What Nurse Practitioner Faculty Should know about NINR"s Strategic Plan and the National Agenda for Nurse Practitioner Research  accepted and presented 4/12/13 from 1:30 to 2:45 pm. (by  Bloch, Budd, Neiheisel, Courtney, Weiss)

    • October  2011

      Transformational Nurse Practitioner Leadership in Primary Care Models

    • October  2011

      Prevention Guidelines for Adult Health

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      A comparative study of the use of the Diabetes Risk Score (DRS) in primary care: How are medical management and patient outcomes affected?
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      Preparing Practice Scholars: What is Recommended for DNP Competencies for Clinical Scholarship?
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      The Patient-Centered Medical Home: DNP Leadership is Now
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      The Patient-Centered Medical Home: The Future for Nurse Practitioners
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      Nurse Practitioner-Patient Interaction Model: Video Simulation Cases
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      National NP Practice Patterns with Overweight and Obese Adults
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      The Courtney NP Practice Model: Comprehensive Patient-Centered Care
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      The Courtney Nurse Practitioner Practice Model: Video Simulations of Patient Visits
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      National Nurse Practitioner Clinical Practice Patterns working with Adult Overweight and Obese Patients: Best Practices for your clinic
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      NP Clinical Practice Patterns with Adult Overweight and Obese Patients
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      Prevention in Primary Care: Using Computer-Generated Guidelines at Clinic Visits to Improve Family Practice
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      Weight Loss: A Clinical Program for Risk Reduction
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      The Game of Health for Weight Loss and CVD Risk Factor Reduction
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      The Cardiovascular Assessment, Prevention, and Disease Management (CAP-D) Program Update
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      Reducing Risk Factors for Chronic Disease through Innovative Group Education
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      Lipid Outcomes in Primary Care Patients using Advanced Lipid Measures to Guide Clinical Practice
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      Multi Risk Factor Reduction in Family Practice
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      TRUE YOU Lifestyle Coaching Program
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      Cardiovascular Assessment, Prevention, & Disease Management: A Model Health Promotion Program in Clinical Medicine
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      Community Partnerships: Primary Care and the Creation of Healthy People
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      An Epidemiological Approach to Neighborhood-based Primary Care
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      A Nurse Practitioner Research Model of Practice
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      The Care and Feeding of Clinical Preceptors: Critical Allies
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      Practice Based Research Networks for Nurse Practitioners
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      Partnership Process: Research Approaches to working with Individuals, Families, and Communities
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      Community Partnership Primary Care: A Theoretical Model for Community Health
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      Community Partnership for Primary Care: A Model for Curriculum Development and Practice Settings
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      Outrageous and Inspired Visions of Nurse Practitioner Practice
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      National Nurse Practitioner Coalition: Issues and Progress
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      Bloch, J, Budd, G, Courtney, R. What you need to know regarding NINR research program and other national resources. National Organization Nurse Practitioner Faculty. Annual Meeting. Pittsburg, PA., April 5, 2013

      national presentation

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      Buchholtz, S., Bloch, J., Fogg, L. Courtney, R. Where we Are and Where We Need to Go: DNP and PhD Nurse Practitioner Faculty Research. National Organization Nurse Practitioner Faculty.Annual Meeting. Denver, CO. April 4, 2104.

      natioanl presentation

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      Buchholtz, S., Bloch, J., Fogg, L. Courtney, R. Where we Are and Where We Need to Go: DNP and PhD Nurse Practitioner Faculty Research. National Organization Nurse Practitioner Faculty.Annual Meeting. Denver, CO. April 4, 2104.

      national presentation

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