Provost’s Colloquium Series Presents a Talk on Qualitative Research: Linking Findings to Praxis, Theory, Policy and Evidence-Based Practice

Posted by: Elizabeth Richardson on March 30, 2018, No Comments

As part of East Stroudsburg University’s Provost’s Colloquium Series, Brigitte Cypress, Ed.D., associate professor of  nursing, will present, “Qualitative Research: Linking Findings to Praxis, Theory, Policy and Evidence-Based Practice” in Beers Lecture Hall on Wednesday, April 11, 2018  from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Dr. Cypress is a Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN), qualitative researcher and phenomenologist. She has conducted three research studies focusing on patient-family-nurse critical care lived experiences during critical illness in the intensive care unit and emergency department. Findings from these studies showed family presence as a significant aspect of patient-centeredness.

“As a critical nurse for many years, I have worked with patients and their families including the nurses who take care of them,” Cypress said. “Critical illness and an admission to an intensive care unit is an extremely stressful experience that may result in emotional turmoil, high level of stress, role conflict, interruption of normal home routines and potential changes in relationships among patients and family members.”

Cypress will discuss the findings from her studies and how to actively involve the patient’s family in all aspects of the care, include visiting hours, interdisciplinary conferences, rounds and discharge planning, and allowing them to be present during cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

For more information about the Provost’s Colloquium Series, contact Christina McDonald, director, office of sponsored projects and research, at (570) 422-7954 or