Seiko Izumi, Ph.D., R.N., FPCN

  • Associate Professor, School of Nursing

Biography

My research interests include palliative care and end-of-life care for adults and older adults, implementaion science, and nursing/professional ethics. In prior studies, I have studied integration of primary palliative care (e.g., advance care planning, care coordination) into nursing practice and interprofessional team care, 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. My current project uses implementation science approach to examine implementation of advance care planning in primary care practice. The goal of my program of research is to improve quality of care for patients and their families living with serious illness across health care settings.

Education

  • B.S.N., 1988, Chiba University
  • M.S.N., 1992, The Catholic University of America School of Nursing
  • Ph.D., 2003, Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing
  • Fellowship:

    • 2009 Post-doctoral fellowship, Oregon Health & Science University, School of Nursing

Honors and awards

  • Fellow in Palliative Care Nursing
  • 2016 AAHPM/HPNA annual assembly Best Research Poster Award
  • 2010, 2012 Western Institution for Nursing Best Poster Finalist
  • 2011 Sigma Theta Tau Delta Chi Chapter-at-Large Nurse Excellence in Research Award
  • 2000 Sigma Theta Tau International member
  • 2019 American Geriatric Society Presidential Poster Award
  • 2020 OHSU School of Nursing Graduate Faculty Excellent in Teaching Award

Areas of interest

  • palliative care, advance care planning, implementation research, qualitative and mixed methods research

Publications

Publications

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