SoN Investigators are nationally recognized for their research and its impact on people, societies, and institutions around the world. Below are several, recent stories that highlight the importance of their work and its relevance in today’s culture.
‘Self-care and resilience’ — UW’s Elaine Walsh discusses burnout among nurses
‘They See Us as the Enemy’: School Nurses Battle Covid-19, and Angry Parents
The New York Times
Dr. Willgerodt, an Associate Professor and Vice-Chair for Education in the Department of Child, Family, and Population Health Nursing at the University of Washington and affiliate faculty in the Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education Research and Practice (CHSIE), was featured in the November 13, 2021 New York Times online article, “They See Us as the Enemy: School Nurses Battle Covid-19, and Angry Parents” by Emily Anthes. Dr. Willgerodt’s research and scholarly foci are centered around school health, school nursing and interprofessional (IP) education and collaborative practice (CP) as a means to impact health outcomes in youth, particularly with vulnerable and minority populations. In 2018, Dr. Willgerodt and colleagues published the first nationally representative study on the school nursing workforce, National School Nurse Workforce Study, which illuminated the need for leveraging the professional expertise of school nurses to strengthen interprofessional care coordination and maximize efficiencies across systems of care.
Policies around pregnancy, birth during pandemic failing both patients and nurses
Dr. Molly Altman, an Assistant Professor in the Child, Family, and Population Health Nursing department and track lead for the nurse-midwifery and women’s health clinical nurse specialist tracks of the DNP program, was featured in the UW News to discuss the policies failing both patients and nurses around pregnancy. Dr. Altman’s experience as a nurse-midwife in clinical practice for over 15 years has provided the grounding for her program of research around respectful and equitable care provision during pregnancy and childbirth.