Dolores Huffman


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College of Nursing

Cheryl Anema

Dolores M. Huffman, PhD, RN

Associate Professor of Nursing
CLO 307
219-989-2826

Email: huffman@purduecal.edu

Education:

2002 Ph.D. Loyola University, Chicago, IL
1982 M.S. Saint Xavier University, Chicago, IL
1976 M.A.L.S. Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN
1971 B.S. Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN

Professional Affiliations

  • American Nurses Association
  • National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • International Consortium of Parse Scholars, Chicago Chapter
  • Sigma Theta Tau, Mu Omega Chapter
  • Indiana Center for Evidence Based Nursing Practice, Purdue University Calumet

Licensure and Board Certification

  • Registered Nurse – State of IN
  • Registered Nurse – State of IL
  • Joanna Briggs Institute certification as a Systematic Review Trainer

Honors

  • 1992:  Sigma Theta Tau, Mu Omega Chapter, Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, IN
  • 1978:  Valparaiso University Alumni Fellowship Recipient

Scholarship/Research Interests

Current scholarship/research:

Currently working with colleagues on a systematic review related to lateral violence in nursing.

Previous scholarship/research:

Systematic reviews (meta-aggregate) on moral distress and family presence. Previous scholarship reflects Grounded Theory Research on being an obese and uninsured woman in our society and a Parse research study on Unburdening in persons living with spinal cord injury.

Teaching Interests/Courses Taught

Graduate

  • Nursing Research – Nur 51000
  • Health Promotion – Nur 51100

Undergraduate

  • Nursing Research – NUR 39000
  • Health Promotion – NUR 39400
  • Nursing Care of the Aged, Disabled and Chronically Ill – NUR 39700

Selected Publications

Huffman, D., & Rittenmeyer, L. (2012). How professional nurses working in hospital environments experience moral distress: A systematic review. Nursing Clinics of North America, 24 (1), 91-100.

Huffman, D. (2012). Chapter 22 Community health nursing. In Hopp, L.J., & Rittenmeyer, L.  Introduction to evidence based practice:  A practical guide for nursing.  Philadelphia, PA: FA Davis Co.

Buchholz, S. W., Huffman, D. & McKenna, J. (2012). The overwhelming condition of being a low income, obese, uninsured woman in a wealthy society: Restorative health behaviors. Health Care for Women International, 33 (2) 182-97.

Rittenmeyer, L.,*& Huffman, D.* (2009). How professional nurses working in hospital environments experience moral distress: A systematic review. JBI library of systematic reviews. www.jbi.edu/au

Huffman, D.M., Fontaine, K. L., & Price, B.K. (2003). Health Problems in the Classroom: PreK-6:  An A-Z Reference Guide for Educators. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, Inc.

Huffman, D.M., Fontaine, K. L., & Price, B.K. (2003). Health Problems in the Classroom: 6-12: An A-Z Reference Guide for Educators. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, Inc.

Selected Awards and Honors

2006-2007  Outstanding Faculty Service Award, Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, IN