Reducing Disparities in Aging and Vulnerable Populations

Researchers are conducting interventions to examine symptom management, advance care planning, transitional care of older adults, care provided to older adults by Rural Health Clinics, and faith-based nursing. While settings are diverse, researchers are examining health care disparities in diverse racial/ethnic groups of older adults living in the community: fear of falling and fall prevention, health promotion in those receiving dialysis, diabetes self-management, and self-management of symptoms following chemotherapy

Researchers among our faculty are attaining national recognition as nurse scholars focused on vulnerable populations. The range of funded work including rural populations of older adults, health promotion interventions in diverse racial/ethnic, barriers and facilitators of several preventative screenings in rural Florida women, and immigrant populations. Other researchers examine the effects of faith-based nursing on promotion of health in individuals, families and communities; shared decision making between providers and older patients with end-stage renal function; and health and social disparities in gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons.

Faculty Research Profiles