Scranton Professor Wins American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award

Feb 17, 2017

A book by a University of Scranton faculty member, Patricia Moyle Wright, Ph.D., titled “Perinatal and Pediatric Bereavement in Nursing and Other Health Professions,” recently won a 2016 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award, taking first place in the Palliative Care and Hospice category.

 Wright co-edited the textbook with Beth Perry Black, Ph.D., associate professor of nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Rana Limbo, Ph.D., associate director and senior faculty consultant of Resolve Through Sharing, Gundersen Health System, La Crosse, Wisconsin.

The textbook serves as a state-of-the-art resource on perinatal and pediatric palliative care. With new evidence-based research and findings from scholars and practitioners worldwide, it provides different, and even competing perspectives that address the complexities of the tragic experience of perinatal, neonatal and pediatric death. The book serves as a reference for researchers but also includes practical information for professionals who care for families touched by perinatal or pediatric loss.

Dr. Wright is an associate professor of nursing at The University of Scranton, teaching in the undergraduate and graduate programs. She joined the University’s faculty in 2007. Her clinical expertise is in end-of-life and hospice nursing. Her research is centered on end-of-life care, with a particular emphasis on grief and bereavement. She has published numerous articles and two books on topics related to end-of-life care.

Dr. Wright, a resident of Dallas, earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from Misericordia University. She earned her Ph.D. in nursing from Loyola University, Chicago.


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