Judith Gedney Baggs, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.

Judith Baggs

Elizabeth N. Gray Distinguished Professor
Oregon Health & Science University
School of Nursing Portland Campus
3455 SW US Veterans Road, SN-4S
Portland, Ore. 97239
Phone: 503 494-1043
E-mail: baggsj@ohsu.edu

Currently accepting Ph.D. students

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I have studied collaboration between nurses and physicians, end-of-life issues and decision making in adult ICUs, palliative care, and interprofessional teamwork. Educationally I have been involved in directing the SON PhD program several times and am deeply committed to the success of that program. Currently I am supporting faculty writing - both for publication and for funding. I also undertake projects as requested by the Dean.


1990 Ph.D. Major: Nursing - University of Rochester School of Nursing, Rochester, N.Y.
1984 M.S. Major: Medical-surgical Nursing, Cardiopulmonary Specialization - University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y.
1981 B.S. Major: Nursing - Alfred University, Alfred, N.Y.
1975 A.S. Major: Nursing - Northern Essex Community College, Lawrence, Mass.
1964 B.A. Major: English - Reed College, Portland, Ore.

Practice Activities

Eight years as an ICU nurse. Recently volunteer work with adult Palliative Care Service at OHSU Hospital

Service Activities

Supporting faculty writing in SON, NIH study section service, Palliative Care Research Center: Scientific Review Committee, OHSU Interprofessional Initiative Steering Committee.


Baggs, J. G. (2015). Collaborative care and interprofessional education: A 30-year research journey. Communicating Nursing Research, 48, 1-17.

Baggs, J. G., Schmitt, M. H., Prendergast, T. J., Norton, S. A., Sellers, C. R., Quinn, J. R., & Press, N. (2012). Who is attending? End-of-life decision making in the intensive care unit. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 15, 56-62.

Quinn, J. R., Schmitt, M., Baggs, J. G., Norton, S. A., Dombeck, M. T., Sellers, C. R. (2012). Family member informal roles in end-of-life decision making in adult ICUs. American Journal of Critical Care.

Baggs, J. G. (2011). The dissertation manuscript option, internet posting, and publication. (editorial). Research in Nursing & Health, 34, 89-90.

Baggs, J. G. (2010). Through the looking glass: Publishing in a journal in another language or another country (editorial). Research in Nursing & Health, 33, 85-86.

Broome, M.E., Dougherty, M., Freda, M. C., Kearney, M. H., & Baggs, J. G. (2010). Ethical concerns of nursing journal reviewers: An international survey. Nursing Ethics, 17,741-8.

Dougherty, M., Freda, M., Kearney, M., Baggs, J., Broome, M. (2010 online). Online survey of nursing journal peer reviewers: Indicators of quality in manuscripts. Western Journal of Nursing Research. doi: 10.1177/0193945910385715

Izumi, S., Baggs, J. G., & Knafl, K. A., (2010). Quality nursing care for hospitalized patients with advanced illness: Concept development. Research in Nursing & Health, 33, 299-315.

Baggs, J. G., Sandelowski, M. J., & Froman, R. D. (2009). Virtual journals (editorial). Researching Nursing & Health, 32, 475-476.

Baggs, J. G, & Froman, R. D. (2009). It's ba-a-a-a-a-a-a-ck again, or how to live with the new APA Manual: Reprise for Edition 6. Research in Nursing & Health, 32, 477-479.

Freda, M. C., Kearney, M. H., Baggs, J. G., Broome, M. E., & Dougherty, M. (2009). Peer  reviewer training and editor support: Results from an international survey of nursing peer reviewers.Journal of Professional Nursing, 25 (101-108).

Kearney, M. H., Baggs, J. G., Broome, M.E., Dougherty, M., & Freda, M. C. (2008). Experience, time investment, and motivators of nursing journal peer reviewers. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 40, 395-400.

Baggs, J. G., Broome, M., Dougherty, M., Freda, M., & Kearney, M. (2008). Blinding in peer review: The preferences of reviewers for nursing journals. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 64(2), 131-138.

Wiegand, D. L., Norton, S. A., & Baggs, J. (2008). Challenges in conducting end-of-life research in critical care. AACN Advanced Critical Care, 19(2), 170-177.

Baggs, J. G. (2008). Issues and rules for authors concerning authorship versus Acknowledgments, dual publication, self plagiarism, and salami publishing (editorial). Research in Nursing & Health, 31(4), 295-297.

Baggs, J. G. (2007). Prognostic information provided during family meetings in the ICU (editorial). Critical Care Medicine, 35, 646-647.

Baggs, J. G., Norton, S. A., Schmitt, M., Dombeck, M., Sellers, C. R., Quinn, J. R. (2007). Intensive care unit cultures and end-of-life decision making. Journal of Critical Care, 22, 159-168.

Baggs, J. G. (2007). Prognostic information provided during family meetings in the ICU. (editorial). Critical Care Medicine, 35, 646-647.

Baggs, J. G. (2007). Nurse-physician collaboration in intensive care units.(editorial). Critical Care Medicine, 35, 641-642.