My research interests include end-of-life and palliative care in adults and older adults, quality improvement of nursing care, and nursing/professional ethics. In prior studies, I have looked at the end-of-life decision making process over illness trajectories of older adults, descriptions of quality nursing care for hospitalized patients with advance illness, and ethical practice by nurses in end-of-life care. These studies have evolved into two directions: 1) development of intervention to assist older adult patients to receive quality care across settings, and 2) evaluation and improvement of nursing care. The goal of my program of research is to improve quality of care for older adults with chronic illness and their families across health care settings.
2009 Post-doctoral fellowship, Oregon Health & Science University, School of Nursing
2003 PhD, in Nursing. Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing 1992 MSN, The Catholic University of America School of Nursing 1988 BSN, Chiba University, Japan
N211 Chronic illness I N626 Narrative Approaches to Research N551/661 practice in Teaching Nursing
N715 Methods of Clinical Inquiry
"Feasibility study of the Transitional Palliative Care (TransPaC) for older adults" National Palliative Care Research Center Career Development Award (2013-2015).
Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association, Research Committee member American Nurses Foundation, Research Grant reviewer Nursing Ethics journal, Consultant Editor Japan Journal of Nursing Science, Editorial Board Members
Izumi, S., Vandermause, R., & Benavides-Vaello, S. (2013). Adapting cognitive interviewing for nursing research. Research in Nursing and Health, 36, 623-633. Doi: 10.1002/nur.21567.
Thompson, A., Wilson, M., James, T., & Izumi, S. (2013). Feasibility study to implement nurse-delivered massage for pain management. Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing, 15(7) 403-409.
Izumi, S., Nagae, H., Sakurai, C., & Imamura, E. (2012). Defining end-of-life care from the perspectives of nursing ethics. Nursing Ethics 19(5), 608-618. Doi:10.1177/0969733011436205.
Izumi, S. (2012).Quality improvement in nursing: Administrative mandate or professional responsibility? Nursing Forum, 47(4), 260-67. Doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6198.2012.00283.x.
Masaki, H., Nagae, H., Teshima, M., & Izumi, S. (2012). Nursing leadership in a rapidly aging society: Implications of “the Future of Nursing” report in Japan. Nursing Research & Practice. Doi:10.1155/2012/820345.
Izumi, S., Baggs, J. G., & Knafl, K. (2010) Quality nursing care for hospitalized patients with advanced illness: Concept development. Research in Nursing & Health, 33, 299-315 (PMCID: PMC3241609).
Izumi, S. (2010) Ethical practice in end-of-life care in Japan. Nursing Ethics, 17(4), 457-468.