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

  • (503) 494-3828

    Portland Campus

    • Assistant Professor School of Nursing

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 practice in primary care settings. 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.

Areas of interest

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


  • B.S.N., Chiba University Japan 1988
  • M.S.N., The Catholic University of America School of Nursing Washington D.C. United States 1992
  • Ph.D., Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing, Portland Oregon United States 2003
  • 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


  • "Ethical concerns" Nursing and Health Sciences June 2004
  • "Quality nursing care for hospitalized patients with advanced illness" Research in Nursing and Health August 2010
  • "Relief of suffering and regard for personhood" Nursing Ethics  2001
  • "Predictors of patient satisfaction with telephone nursing services" Clinical Nursing Research May 2007
  • "Feasibility study to implement nurse-delivered massage for pain management" Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing October 2013
  • "Ethical practice in end-of-life care in Japan" Nursing Ethics  2010
  • "Telephone advice nursing services in a US health maintenance organization" Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare  2004
  • "Making it work" Journal of Nursing Administration April 1 2003
  • "An Integrated Approach to Symptom management" Nursing and Health Sciences December 1999
  • "Predicting patient follow-through on telephone nursing advice" Clinical Nursing Research August 2007
  • "A model for examining predictors of outcomes of telephone nursing advice" Journal of Nursing Administration February 1 2003
  • "Introducing new editorial board" Japan Journal of Nursing Science June 2008
  • "Evaluation of clinical training - on adult nursing" [Kango gijutsu] [Nursing technique] September 1975
  • "Tool development for measuring caller satisfaction and outcome with telephone advice nursing" Clinical Nursing Research August 2003
  • "Nurse's approach to the QOL of people with AIDS" Nihon Kango Kagakkai shi = Journal of Japan Academy of Nursing Science June 1994
  • "Nurses' responses to ethical dilemmas in nursing practice" Journal of Advanced Nursing September 2008
  • "Bridging Western ethics and Japanese local ethics by listening to nurses' concerns" Nursing Ethics May 2006
  • "Japanese patients' descriptions of "the good nurse"" Advances in Nursing Science April 2006
  • "Adapting cognitive interviewing for nursing research" Research in Nursing and Health December 2013
  • "Quality Improvement in Nursing" Nursing Forum October 2012
  • "Editorial" Japan Journal of Nursing Science December 2009
  • "Instruction of student nurses' practice in Seirei Junior College (6)" Kango tenbo. The Japanese journal of nursing science April 1984
  • "Defining end-of-life care from perspectives of nursing ethics" Nursing Ethics September 2012
  • ""I didn't know he was dying"" Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing  2016
  • "A Model to Promote Clinicians' Understanding of the Continuum of Advance Care Planning" Journal of Palliative Medicine March 1 2017
  • "Advance care planning" American Journal of Nursing May 1 2017
  • "Improvements in hospice utilization among patients with advanced-stage lung cancer in an integrated health care system" Cancer  2017
  • "The Cambia Sojourns Scholars Leadership Program" Journal of Palliative Medicine August 1 2017
  • "Care coordination" Research in Nursing and Health February 1 2018
  • "Feasibility and Acceptability of Nurse-Led Primary Palliative Care for Older Adults with Chronic Conditions" Journal of Palliative Medicine August 1 2018

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