|Suzanne S Dickerson||School of Nursing|
|Suzanne S Dickerson, DNS RN
School of Nursing
Office: 914 Kimball Tower
|DNS||State University of New York at Buffalo||Nursing|
|MS||State University of New York at Buffalo||Adult Health CNS Cardio/Resp|
Technology is increasingly intruding into the health care environment. Patients are implanted with devices that extend their lives as well as gain access to self care management information of the Internet. My research focus is to examine, by using qualitative research approaches, how patients experience help seeking in managing their illness using support groups both face-to-face and electronic. Interactions that occur during help seeking need to be examined especially when considering an electronic environment. Electronic mail and Internet connections open the door to nearly unlimited possibilities for help seeking. Research is needed to examine these interactions and determine the most effective methods. This knowledge can be applied to clinical practice and nursing education settings to prepare nurses to practice in this environment.
|NUR 704||History and Issues in Nursing|
|NUR 691||Advanced Information Technology Seminar|
|NUR 371||Health Care Delivery Perspectives|
|NUR 440||Nursing Leadership|
Dickerson, S.S. (1993). Support Needs of Spouses of Cardiac Patients. The Journal of New York State Nurses Association, 24(2), 17-21.
Dickerson, S.S. (1998). Help seeking in spouses of cardiac patients. Clinical Nursing Research. 7(1), 6-28.
Dickerson, S.S., Posluzney, M, & Kennedy,
M. (2000). Help seeking in a support group of individuals with implantable
defibrillators (ICD) and their support persons. Heart & Lung, 29(2),87-96.
Dickerson, S.S., Flaig, D. & Kennedy,
M.C. (2000). Therapeutic connection: Help seeking on the Internet for individuals
cardioverter defibrillators. Heart & Lung, 29(4), 248-255.
Dickerson S.S. (2002). Redefining life
while forestalling death: the experience of living with sudden cardiac death
Qualitative Health Research 12 (3), 360-372.
Dickerson, S.S. & Brennan, P. F. (In press).
The Internet as a catalyst for shifting provider/patient relationships.
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