Patricia Barfield, M.S.N., M.N., A.P.R.N.-B.C., P.M.H.N.P.

Patty Barfield


PhD student, OHSU School of Nursing
Lives in: Ontario, OR
Status: part-time
Employment during program: Treasure Valley Pediatrics


Focus Areas

Children's Mental Health, subjective well-being, child-centered methods

Dissertation Topic

Life Satisfaction in Children with ADHD: A Mixed-Methods Study

Dissertation Committee

Martha Driessnack, Ph.D. P.P.C.N.P.-B.C., Chair
Nancy Findholt, Ph.D., R.N.
Gail Houck, Ph.D., R.N., P.M.H.N.P.

Funding Sources

Beta Psi Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau Naomi Ballard Nursing Research Award

Professional Organization Memberships

American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA)
National Rural Health Association (NRHA)
Sigma Theta Tau, Mu Gamma
Western Institute of Nursing (WIN)

Conference attendance or participation as an OHSU Student

OHSU Research Week 2014 &2015
WIN Conference 2014 &2015

Personal Interests

I enjoy the simple things in life;playtime with my granddaughters, family beach vacations, reading good books, outdoor activities - cycling, swimming, riding horses, snow shoeing, hiking, and just 'being' on our small farm in rural eastern Oregon.