Research: Advancing knowledge to improve health outcomes

Palliative Care Research

Palliative Care Research

Current Nursing Research in the Areas of Palliative Care

  • End-of-life communication, treatment decision making, and surrogate decision making
  • Quality of life
  • Symptom science
  • Pain and symptom management
  • Family caregiving
  • Palliative care integration into advanced illness management

Interdisciplinary Group for Integrative Scholarship in Palliative Care

The Center aims to serve as a catalyst for successful and optimized interdisciplinary collaboration in palliative education, practice, and research. To promote interdisciplinary scholarship, the interdisciplinary group for integrative scholarship in palliative care brings palliative educators, practitioners, and researchers from multiple disciplines on campus together to promote interdisciplinary scholarship.

Faculty who are interested in joining this group, please contact administrative assistant Dianne Winsett at

Palliative Care Pilot and Dissertation Research Grants

This planned initiative is to fertilize innovation in palliative care research and help accelerate development of palliative care research programs for junior investigators and student researchers.

Palliative Care Annual Conferences

The Center hosts an annual palliative care conference that brings researchers and scholars together to present new evidence in palliative and end-of-life care and stimulate ideas to improve palliative and end-of-life care.