Dementia can take a huge toll on the health and well-being of caregivers. UCSF researchers are looking at ways to help family caregivers cope with the stresses and provide the best possible care to their loved ones.
Doctoral student Nancy Dudley explores how palliative care services could help older adults with chronic illness.
Immigrant mothers – driven by poverty to leave their children behind and come to the US to provide their families with better lives – wrestle with the mental health challenges their choices engender. Rosa Maria Sternberg’s work brings their struggles to light and helps the mothers and health care providers address the challenges.
For over a century, the tobacco industry's narrative about cigarettes has been a major contributor to more than 100 million deaths worldwide. In the 34th annual Helen Nahm Research Lecture, UCSF’s Ruth Malone described how she and her tobacco control colleagues are reshaping that narrative.
For too long, infant pain went unrecognized and untreated. That’s changed, but with improved pain management, a new set of clinical challenges has emerged. An interdisciplinary team from UCSF is tackling those challenges.
Since its early days under renowned sociologist Anselm Strauss, the pioneering PhD program in sociology at UCSF School of Nursing has been asking critical questions about – and making essential contributions to – health and health care.
Mental health patients often struggle to maintain their physical health. A new, HRSA-funded initiative strives to create a national model that can help ensure these individuals get all of the care they need.
Laura Wagner examines the role of health information technology in reducing a virtual epidemic of adverse events in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
At a recent conference, nurse researchers from UCSF School of Nursing and other health policy experts presented their work, as well as insights into the future of geriatric nursing.
Increasingly, hospitals and medical centers are hiring PhD-prepared nurse scientists to conduct and oversee research that road tests discoveries at the bedsides of patients and beyond.