School of Nursing
Dr. Joy Buck, PhD, MSN
Associate Professor, Department of Health Promotion/Risk Reduction
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine
2500 Foundation Way
Martinsburg, West Virginia 25401
304-264-9202 ext. 6314
Post Doctoral Fellowship: Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, University of Pennsylvania.
PhD: University of Virginia
MSN: George Mason University
BA: Shepherd University
ADN: Davis and Elkins College
Community-based chronic care/end-of-life care; HIV/AIDS prevention and care; health policy, history and qualitative research methods.
Dr. K. Joy Buck holds a joint appointment with the School of Nursing and the Department of Family Medicine, Eastern Division. Dr. Buck’s research has been funded by the National Institute for Nursing Research and the American Nurses Foundation and her dissertation won the prestigious Phyllis J. Verhonick Distinguished Research Award from the University of Virginia. She has done extensive historical research on the development of hospice and palliative care in the United States and completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania. With an expansive clinical background in community-based HIV/AIDS and chronic care, Dr. Buck’s research focuses on health-related quality of life in complex chronic illness, rural health disparities, integrated palliative care, and the intersection of policy and clinical outcomes.
Principal Investigator: Building Capacity for Rural Integrated Palliative Care: Bridges to Healthy Transitions, National Institute of Nursing Research (NIH 1R15NR012298-01), 2010-2013
Principal Investigator: Assessing Capacity for Integrated Palliative Care, West Virginia University Research Corporation and West Virginia University Foundation, 2008-2010.
Principal Investigator: Nursing the Borderlands of Life: Reconstructing Care for the Dying, Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry, University of Virginia, 2007-2009.
Principal Investigator: Setting the Standard for Specialization in Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 1985-2006, American Nurses Foundation, 2006 Anne Zimmerman Scholar, 2006-2007.
Principal Investigator: The Impact of the Medicare Hospice Benefit on Contemporary EOL Care, National Institute of Nursing Research, Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, University of Pennsylvania, 2005-2007.
Principal Investigator: Rights of Passage: Reforming Care of the Dying 1965-1986
(F31 NR08301-01), National Institute for Nursing Research, Individual National Research Service Award, 2002-2004.
Buck, J. (2009). “I am Willing to Take the Risk”: Politics, Policy and the Translation of the Hospice Ideal, Journal of Clinical Nursing 18 (19), 2700-2709.
Buck, J. (2007). “Netting the Hospice Butterfly”: Politics, Policy and the Translation of an Ideal, Home Health Care Nurse, 25 (9), 566 – 571.
Buck, J. (2007). Reweaving a Tapestry of Care: Religion, Nursing, and the Meaning of Hospice, 1945-1978. Nursing History Review, 15, 113-145.
Buck, J. (In press) “Nursing the Borderlands of Life”: Hospice and the Politics of Health Care Reform, in Lewenson, S. & D’Antonio, P. (eds). Nursing History: Interventions Through Time, New York: Springer Publishing Company.
Buck, J. (2007) Frameworks Used in Historical Research, in Lewenson, S. & Herrmann, E. (eds), Capturing Nursing History: A Guide to Historical Methods in Research, New York: Springer Publishing Company. Outstanding Academic Title Award, American Librarian Association and Book of the Year Award for Outstanding Title in Health Policy, American Journal of Nursing.
Buck, J. (2007) More than Prayer: Spirituality and Decision Making, in Lewenson, S. & Truglio-Londrigan, M. (eds), Reflective Decision Making for Nurses: Thoughtful Approaches, Boston: Jones and Bartlett. Book of the Year Award for Outstanding Title, Leadership/Management, American Journal of Nursing.
Buck, J. & Didden, K. (In review) Palliative Care Needs in Rural Complex Chronic Illness: Perspectives of Patients and Caregivers.
Buck, J. & Didden, K. (In review) Barriers to Integrated Palliative Care in Complex Chronic Illness: Nurse, Social Worker and Perspectives.
Buck, J. (In preparation). “Rights of Passage”: A Concise History of Hospice and Palliative Care in the United States, in Kirk, T. & Jennings, B. (eds.) Hospice Ethics: Emerging Issues in Policy and Practice, London: Oxford University Press.
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