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Dana Hansen

RN, MSN, PhD, Assistant Professor

  • PhD-Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
  • MSN-Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
  • BSN-University Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

The purpose of my research is to explore family interactions and relationships at the end life.  Often, families are uncertain of what to say or how to interact with their dying loved one during this difficult and stressful time.  Ultimately, I hope to discover important and unique aspects of family relationships at the end of life that will improve care of both the patient and family.

Current and Recent Research Projects
  • Hansen, D.M. (2013).  Exploring the associations among comfort, relatedness states and life-closure. (Doctoral Dissertation). Role: co- Investigator
Selected Publications
  • Higgins, P.A. & Hansen, D.M. (2013).  Cornelia M. Ruland and Shirley M. Moore: peaceful end of life theory.  Nursing Theorists and Their Work. St. Louis: Mosby/Ellsevier.
  • Brubaker, J., Luciano, G., Hansen, D. & Johnson-Guy, K (2007).  Readability of quality of Life Instruments.  Poster session presented at Research ShowCASE at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Hansen, D. (2005). Teaching Advance Practice Nurses in Palliative Care.  Poster Session presented at AAHPM/HPNA Annual Assembly, New Orleans, LA.
Research Areas
  • Family interaction at the End-of-lIfe
  • Multiple Morbidities in Vulnerable Populations: Nurse Scientist Training’ (2007-2009)
  • Nurse Faculty Loan Program (2009-2012)
  • Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association-member (1999- present)
  • Sigma Theta Tau-member (2002- present)
  • Midwest Nursing Research Society (2008- present)

Dana Hansen
College of Nursing
Henderson Hall
Phone: 330-672-8779
Fax: 330-672-5003
Spring 2015
  • NURS 60101 - 001 Theoretical Basis Nursing
  • NURS 70715 - 002 Theory Const And Dev In Nsg
  • NURS 80101 - 001 Theo Basis Nursing