Oregon Health & Science University
School of Nursing Portland Campus
3455 SW US Veterans Hospital Road, SN-5S
Portland, Ore. 97239
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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 end-of-life care across settings, and 2) evaluation and improvement of quality nursing care in hospital settings. The goal of my research is to develop interventions to improve quality of end-of-life and palliative care provided to adults and older adults and their families across health care settings.
2003 PhD in nursing. Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing, Portland, OR
1992 MSN. The Catholic University of America School of Nursing, Washington D.C.
1988 BSN, Chiba University, Japan
N211 Chronic illness I
N626 Narrative Approaches to Research
N630 Nursing Science Focus Area
"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., 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.