Karen Lee Fontaine


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College of Nursing

Karen Fontaine

Karen Lee Fontaine, R.N., M.S.N.

Professor of Nursing
CLO 326

219-989-2835

Email: fontaine@purduecal.edu

Education:

1963-1966       Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing, St. Louis, Missouri. RN
1961-1966       Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana. Bachelor of Arts, Major in Biology, Minor in History
1975-1976       Sexual Dysfunction Therapy, Loyola University, Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, Illinois
1976-1977       Rush University, Chicago, Illinois. Master of Science in Psychiatric Nursing

Professional Affiliations

American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists
International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
National League for Nursing


Licensure and Board Certification

Registered Professional Nurse

  • Illinois
  • Indiana – 083122

Missouri – Inactive status
Wisconsin – Inactive status
Certified Sex Therapist – American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists

Honors

  • Outstanding Scholar Award, 2006-2007. Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, Indiana
  • Healing Practices: Alternative Therapies for Nursing. Prentice Hall. Awarded Book of The Year Award – 2000. American Journal of  Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing. 4th ed. Addison-Wesley. Reviewed for the Annual Nursing Book Review Supplement. Sigma Theta Tau. 2000
  • 1997 Luther Christman Excellence in Published Writing Award, Gamma Phi Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau, Rush University, Chicago, Illinois
  • Distinguished Lecturer — 1994-1995, Sigma Theta Tau, International
  • 1985 XL Summer Faculty Grant, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
  • 1984 Educator Award, Gamma Phi Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau, Rush University, Chicago, Illinois
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher Award, 1982-1983. Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, Indiana
  • Sigma Theta Tau, International National Honor Society of Nursing


Teaching Interests/Courses Taught

Courses taught:

Mental Health Nursing
Alternative Therapies for Nursing Practice


Selected Publications

Fontaine, K.L. (2011). Complementary & Alternative Therapies for Nursing Practice. 3rd ed. Upper saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Fontaine, K.L. (2009) Mental Health Nursing. 6th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Fontaine, K.L. (2009). Gender identity and sexual disorders. In: C.R. Knneisl, & E. Trigoboff (Eds). Contemporary Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing. 2nd ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Fontaine, K.L. (2009). Persons at risk for abuse or violence. . In: C.R. Knneisl, & E. Trigoboff (Eds). Contemporary Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing. 2nd ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Fontaine, K.L. (2008). Complementary Alternative Medicine. In: B. Kozier, G. Erb, A. Berman & S. Snyder (eds). Fundamentals of Nursing: Concepts, Process, and Practice. 8th ed. (pp. 330-345) Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Fontaine, K.L. (2008). Sexuality.  In: B. Kozier, G. Erb, A. Berman & S. Snyder (eds). Fundamentals of Nursing: Concepts, Process, and Practice. 8th ed. (pp. 1018-1040). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Fontaine, K.L. (2005). Complementary & Alternative Therapies for Nursing Practice. 2nd ed. Upper saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Translation into Russian: Fontaine: K.L. (with William Kaszubski). (2005). Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Alternative Medicine. Eksmo Publishers.

Fontaine, K.L. (with William Kaszubski). (2004). Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Alternative Medicine. Indianapolis, IN: QUE.

Fontaine, K.L., Kneisl, C.R., Triboboff. (2004). Psychiatric Nursing Clinical Handbook. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Fontaine, K.L. (2004). Gender Identity and Sexual Disorders. In: C.R. Kneisl, H.S. Wilson, and E. Trigoboff. Contemporary Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Fontaine, K.L. (2004). Persons at Risk for Abuse or Violence. In: C.R. Kneisl, H.S. Wilson, and E. Trigoboff. Contemporary Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Huffman, D.M., Fontaine, K.L., & Price, B.K. (2004). Health Problems in the Classroom: 6-12 Grades. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Huffman, D.M., Fontaine, K.L., & Price, B.K. (2003). Health Problems in the Classroom: PreK-6. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Fontaine, K.L. (2003). Sexual Concerns/Sexual Dysfunction Assessment (pp. 133-141). Sexual Pleasuring Sessions (pp. 142-144). In: J.S. Whitman and  C.J. Boyd. The Therapist’s Notebook for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients. New York: Haworth Press.

Fontaine, K.L. (2003). Mental Health Nursing 5th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Fontaine, K.L. (2003) “Herbs During Pregnancy”, “Acupressure for Labor Pain”, Massage, Reflexology, and Yoga in Pregnancy”, Aromatherapy”, “CAM for Breastfeeding”. In: M. London, P. Ladewig, J. Ball, and R. Findler. Maternal-Newborn and Child Health Nursing: Family Centered Care. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Fontaine, Karen Lee. (2001). Healing Practices: Alternative Therapies for Nursing. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Fontaine, K.L., Fletcher, J.S. (1999). Mental Health Nursing. 4th edition. Addison-Wesley Publishing Company.  Honors: Endorsed by: Reflections, Book Review, Sigma Theta Tau, Feb. 2000 and CHOICE, Association of College and Research Libraries, Feb. 2000.

Fontaine, K.L. (1996).  Rape and Intrafamily Abuse.  In: Wilson and Kneisl, Psychiatric Nursing, 5th Ed., Redwood City, CA: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company.

Fontaine, K.L. (1996). Clients with Gender and Sexual Disorders.  In Wilson and Kneisl, Psychiatric Nursing, 5th  Ed., Redwood City, CA: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company.

Fontaine, K.L., Fletcher, J S. (1995).  Essentials of Mental Health Nursing. 3rd edition. Redwood City, CA: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company.

Hecker LL, Trepper TS, Wetchler JL, Fontaine KL. (1995). The Influence of Therapist Values, Religiosity, and Gender in the Initial Assessment of Sexual Addiction by Family Therapists. American Journal of Family Therapy. 23(3):261-272.

Associate Editor, Capsules & Comments in Psychiatric Nursing.  Mosby-Year Book. 1994-1996.

Fontaine, K.L. (1992).  Rape and Intrafamily Abuse.  In: Wilson and Kneisl, Psychiatric                   Nursing, 4th Ed., Redwood City, CA: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company.

Fontaine, K.L. (1992). Applying the Nursing Process for Client’s with Sexual Disorders.  In Wilson and Kneisl, Psychiatric Nursing, 4th  Ed., Redwood City, CA: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company.

Cook, J.S, Fontaine, K.L. (1991). Soins Infirmiers, Psychiatrie et Sante Mentale.
Translation. Editions Du Renouveau Pedagogique. Montreal.

Fontaine, K.L. (1991). Unlocking Sexual Issues: Counseling Strategies for Nurses. Nursing Clinics of North America. 26(3):737-743.

Fontaine, K.L. (1991). The Conspiracy of Culture: Women’s Issues in Body Size. Nursing Clinics of North America. 26(3):669-676.

Fontaine, K.L. (1991). Review of “Principles and Practice of Sex Therapy”, Leiblum, Rosen. 1989. in Journal of Family Psychotherapy. 2(3):100-101.

Fontaine, K.L. (1991). Review of “Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples”, Greenberg, Johnson. 1988. in Journal of Family Psychotherapy. 2(2)

Fontaine, K.L., Cook, J S. (1991). Essentials of Mental Health Nursing, 2nd Edition.  Redwood City, CA: Addison-Wesley Publishing.

Fontaine, K.L. (1990). Nurse-Sex Therapist.  In: The Nursing Spectrum. 3(12): 28.

Fontaine, K.L. (1990). Nurse-Author. In: The Nursing Spectrum. 3(8):4-5.

Cook, J.S., Fontaine, K.L. (1989). Enfermeria Psiquiatrica. Translation. Interamericana-McGraw-Hill.

Robinson, WL, Fontaine, KL. (Fall 1989). Parental Grieving and Sexuality. In Our Sexuality Newsletter, an addendum to Our Sexuality, Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Company.

Fontaine, K.L. (1989) Altered Patterns of Sexuality.  In: Janosik, EH, Davies, JL. Jones and Barlett.  Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, 2nd Edition.

Fontaine, K.L. (1988). Violence and Victimology. In H.S. Wilson, C.R. Kneisl, Psychiatric Nursing, 3rd Ed., Redwood City, CA: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company.

Cook, J.S., Fontaine, K.L. (1987). Essentials of Mental Health Nursing. Redwood City, CA:Addison Wesley Publishing Company.

Fontaine, K.L. (1987). Terminal Illness and Sexuality. In Our Sexuality Newsletter, an addendum to Our Sexuality, Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Company.

Fontaine, K.L. (1986).Altered Patterns of Sexuality. In: Janosik, Eh, Davies, JL Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing..  Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

Faur, R. and Fontaine, K.L. (1986). Stress Management and Interpersonal Relations in the Emergency Room. In Trauma Nursing: The First 60 Minutes. Aspen Publishing Company.

Fontaine, K.L., Fontaine, R.A. (1981). Introduction to Human Sexuality for Critical Care Professionals. Mosby’s Comprehensive Review of Critical Care, 2nd edition. St. Louis: C.V. Mosby Company.

Fontaine, K.L., Fontaine, R.A. (February 1977).Human Sexuality for Critical Care Professionals. Critical Care Update.  pp. 5-18.

Fontaine, K.L. (March 1976).Human Sexuality: Faculty Knowledge and Attitudes. Nursing Outlook. March.  p. 174-176.

Fontaine, K.L. (1974). Financial Management for Schools of Nursing. Financial Management for Schools of Nursing. Papers presented at the 1973-1974 regional workshops sponsored by the Council of Diploma Programs held in Cincinnati, Chicago, and New York. National League for Nursing. New York. pp. 33-36