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Margaret F. Dimond, PhD, RN, FAAN
Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-7266
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I am a nurse sociologist with special interests in health care for older
adults. I have done research with this population on the issues of forced
residential relocation, and bereavement. My recent research is a study to
determine the effect of evening light therapy on agitated behavior among
cognitively impaired older adults residing in special care units. This
research will also provide information about sleep patterns and circadian
rhythms. The data are currently being analyzed.
In May 2001 I was privileged to receive the Aljoya Endowed Professorship in Aging. The donor for this is a Jewish couple who gave the funds to honor relatives who died in the Holocaust without the opportunity to grow old. It is a very great honor for me.
I and my colleagues recently (Jan. 2002) received two grants from the
John A. Hartford Foundation. The first is a program to enhance geriatric
education, and focuses on activities and projects for curricular updates
in the BSN, MN/MS and PhD programs. In addition there is a focus on
faculty development in geriatrics as well as a program for nurse
care-providers in the community. The second grant is focused entirely on
enhancing geriatric content, both clinical and classroom, in the
baccalaureate program. Both projects are aimed ultimately at increasing
the numbers of nurses in the workforce who are prepared to care for the
burgeoning older adult population.
I have taught undergraduate, masters and doctoral students while at the University of Washington. I enjoy teaching research methods as well as content on the social, political, and economic contexts of health care for older adults. I have advised many students during their these and dissertation research.
Sample publications that pertain to aging, chronic illness, and health
(1995) "Older women's health" in C. Fogel & N. Woods Health Care for Women. A 2nd edition is due later in 2002.
(1996) "Older women: social policies and health care" in V. Burgraff & R. Barry Gerontological Nursing: Current Practice and Research.
(1997) "Chronic illness issues and the elderly" in L. Swanson & T. Tripp-Reimer Chronic Illness and the Older Adult. (Co-authors: M. Catanzaro & M. Lorensen)
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