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Denice Sheehan

Associate Professor
  • PhD 2007 University of Akron
  • MSN 1990 University of Akron
  • BSN 1982 University of South Florida
  • Diploma 1977 Lutheran Medical Center

Courses Taught:

  • Theoretical Basis for Nursing Practice (graduate)
  • Leadership and Management (undergraduate)
  • Nursing Integration Practicum (undergraduate)
  • Nursing Research Methods I
  • Nursing Research Methods II
  • Theory Construction and Development in Nursing
  • Qualitative Research Methods in Nursing
  • Adv Methods for Nursing Research:Application of Qualitative Methods

Creative Endeavors:

  • Yoga
  • Gardening
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
  • Strategies to Help Adolescents with a Parent in Hospice (2010). National Institute of Nursing Research
  • Interactions Between Parents with Advanced Cancer in Hospice and Their Adolescent Children (2004). 
  • Sheehan, D.K. & Draucker, C.B. (2010). Interactions between parents with advanced cancer and their adolescent children. Psycho-Oncology. doi: 10.1002/pon.1831
  • Sheehan, D. K. (2010). Recruiting for end of life research: Lessons learned in family research. Nursing Clinics of North America, 45(3), 441-448.  doi:10.1016/j.cnur.2010.03.009
  • Sheehan, D. (2010). It's about time: Interactions between parents with advanced cancer and their adolescent children. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 39(2), 380-381. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2009.11.106
  • Sheehan, D. K. & Malloy, P. (2010). Nursing education.  In B. R. Ferrell & N. Coyle (Eds.), Textbook of palliative nursing (3rd ed., pp.1193-1209). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Schirm, V., Sheehan, D., & Zeller, R.A. (2008).  Preferences for care near the end of life: Instrument validation for clinical practice. Critical Care Nursing Quarterly,31(1), 24-32.
  • Forman, W.B., Kitzes, J.A., Anderson, R.P., & Sheehan, D.K. (Eds.). (2007). Hospice and palliative care: Concepts and practice, (2nd ed.). Wu-Nan Book. (Chinese translation)
  • Glare P., Walsh D., & Sheehan D. (2006).  The adverse effects of morphine: A prospective survey of common symptoms during repeated dosing for chronic cancer pain. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 23(3), 229-235.
Research Areas
  • end of life
  • hospice
  • adolescents
  • qualitative
  • Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association
  • Oncology Nursing Society
  • Sigma Theta Tau International
Denice Sheehan
College of Nursing
315 Henderson Hall
Phone: 330-672-8845