Harleah G. Buck, Ph.D., RN, CHPN
Assistant Professor of Nursing
The Pennsylvania State University
201 Health and Human Development East Bldg.
University Park PA 16802
Postdoctoral research fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, 2008–10
Ph.D., University of South Florida, Nursing, 2008
M.S., University of South Florida (Tampa), 2006; emphasis on Nursing Education
B.S.N., Columbia University, New York, N.Y., 1979
Quality of life in end of life
Upstreaming palliative care
Self-care in end-state heart failure
Funded Research Projects
Principal Investigator. Optimizing Dyadic Care in Moderate to Severe Heart Failure. National Palliative Care Research Center Junior Faculty Career Development Award 7/1/2012–6/30/2014.
Principal Investigator. Dyadic Care in Moderate to Severe Heart Failure. The Pennsylvania State University School of Nursing 1/11/2011.
Co-Investigator. Exploring the Formal/Informal Caregiver Interface across 3 Death Trajectories, NIH/NINR (5R01NR10127); PI: J. Penrod; 02/01/2008-- 01/31/2012
Principal Investigator. Preliminary Exploration of the Relationship between Health Related Quality of Life and Heart Failure Self-care in Older Adults. University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing Frank Morgan Jones Fund. 02/01/2010-01/031/ 2011.
White Paper: Multidisciplinary Team-Based Care Models. American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation. 05/01/2009- 03/01/2010
Principal Investigator. Quality of Life in End Stage Heart Failure Patients. University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. 06/30/2008-06/30/2010.
Clinical Expertise and Certification
Clinical Expertise: Intensive care, Coronary care, Post-Anesthesia Recovery care, Community Health, Hospice and Palliative Care
Certification: Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse 2007 - present, End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium Trainer, Chapter Leader Academy of Sigma Theta Tau
Honorable mention for poster, "Upstreaming Palliative Care: Why multiple comorbid conditions in heart failure should trigger referral to palliative care: A qualitative meta-analysis study." Selected as Top Ten submission for National Institute of Nursing Research, "The Science of Compassion: Future Directions in End-of-Life and Palliative Care," Washington, D.C.
College of Pattiative Care Research Scholars Program sponsored by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Summer Institute on Aging Research at the National Institute of Aging
European Society of Cardiology Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions Award
NRSA Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Individualized Care of At-Risk Older Adults, National Institute of Nursing Research (T32NR009356) at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA
Outstanding PhD Dissertation from the College of Nursing at the University of South Florida
Distinguished Graduate Achievement Award from the Graduate and Professional Student Council of the University of South Florida
Delta Beta Chapter at Large, Sigma Theta Tau First Place Research Award at the University of South Florida Health Science Campus Research Day
Certificate of Excellence from the College of Nursing at the University of South Florida
Delta Beta Chapter-at-Large, Sigma Theta Tau Second Place Research Award at the University of South Florida Health Science Campus Research Day
H. G. Buck, C. H. Zambroski and J. E. Hupcey. 2013. Assessing the response of patients and spousal/partner caregivers to a new instrument measuring dyadic heart failure care types. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, in press.
H. G. Buck, L. Kitko, and J. E. Hupcey. 2013. Dyadic heart failure care types: Qualitative evidence for a novel typology. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, in press.
S. C. McMillan, B. J. Small, W. E. Haley, C. H. Zambroski, and H. G. Buck. 2013. The COPE intervention for caregivers of patients with heart failure: An adapted intervention. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, in press.
H. G. Buck, C. H. Zambroski, C. Garrison, and S. C. McMillan. 2013. Everything they were discussing, we were already doing: Hospice heart failure caregivers reflect on a palliative caregiving intervention. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, in press.
V. V. Dickson, H. Buck, and B. Riegel. 2013. Multiple comorbid conditions challenge heart failure self-care by decreasing self-efficacy. Nursing Research 62(1):2–9. doi: 10.1097/NNR.0b013e31827337b3
H. G. Buck, S. Meghani, J. A. Prvu Bettger, E. Byun, M. J. Fachko, M. O'Connor, S. Tocchi, and M. Naylor. 2012. The use of comorbidities among adults experiencing care transitions: A systematic review and evolutionary analysis of empirical literature. Chronic Illness 8(4):278–295. doi: 10.1177/1742395312444741
H. G. Buck and C. Zambroski. 2012. Upstreaming palliative care for patients with heart failure. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing 27(2):147–153. doi: 10.1097/JCN.0b013e318239f629
H. G. Buck, C. S. Lee, D. K. Moser, N. Albert, T. Lennie, B. Bentley, L. Worrall-Carter, and B. Riegel. 2012. The relationship between self-care and health-related quality of life in older adults with moderate to advanced heart failure. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing 27(1):8–15. doi: 10.1097/JCN.0b013e3182106299
H. G. Buck and B. Riegel. 2011. The impact of frailty on health-related quality of life in heart failure. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing 10(3):159–166. doi: 10.1016/j.ejcnurse2010.06.001
H. G. Buck, J. Overcash, and S. C. McMillan. 2009. The geriatric cancer experience in end of life: Testing an adapted model. Oncology Nursing Forum 36(6):664–673.
Harleah Buck vitae