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Home : Awards / Grants : International Awards : Interpretive Phenomenology in Health Care Research
2011 Best of Book Author Award Recipient        

Interpretive Phenomenology in Health Care Research
Garrett K. Chan, PhD, RN, FAEN, FPCN; Karen A. Brykczynski, DNSc, RN, FAANP, FAAN; Ruth E. Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN; and Patricia Benner, PhD, RN, FAAN
University of California, San Francisco, USA

Dr. Garrett Chan is the Lead Advanced Practice Professional and Associate Clinical Director for the Emergency Department Observation Unit and a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) with the Palliative Care Service at Stanford Hospital. He is an associate adjunct professor at the University of California, San Francisco in the Department of Physiological Nursing. Dr. Chan is a nationally recognized expert in palliative care, advanced practice nursing, and research/evidence-based practice (EBP) in emergency nursing. He is the chair of Recommendation #1 (remove scope of practice barriers) in the California Action Coalition that is implementing the IOM Future of Nursing recommendations in California. The textbook, Interpretive Phenomenology in Health Care Research, is a Festschrift to honor the life work of Dr. Patricia Benner. Dr. Chan received his BSN from San José State University and his MS and PhD from UCSF. He attended the NINR Summer Genetics Institute as a post-doctoral fellow.

Karen A. Brykczynski is a professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) School of Nursing in Galveston, Texas, where she is a member of the UTMB Academy of Master Teachers and teaches in the Master’s Advanced Practice Nursing Program. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing from Adelphi University School of Nursing in New York and her Doctorate of Nursing Science in Family Health Care Nursing from the University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing. Her post-masters Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) preparation was from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Co., which she completed as a Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Faculty Fellow in Primary Care. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She received “Wall of Fame” recognition for the Centennial anniversary of UCSF School of Nursing.

Dr. Ruth Malone is professor and chair, Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, where she co-directs the health policy specialty program. She is known nationally and internationally for her qualitative and archival research on the tobacco industry’s strategic efforts to counter public health. Her work is funded by the National Cancer Institute and the California Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program. She has served as a consultant on tobacco industry activities for the U.S. Department of Justice, the Centers for Disease Control Office on Smoking and Health, and the World Health Organization. She has published theoretical and substantive work on nursing practice in emergency departments and is part of a multidisciplinary group of researchers investigating topics related to corporate influences on health and health care. She is editor-in-chief of the top international policy-focused journal in the tobacco field, Tobacco Control. 

Dr. Patricia Benner is a former senior scholar with Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and a professor emerita at University of California San Francisco. She is a noted nursing educator and author of From Novice to Expert: Excellence and Power in Nursing Practice, which has been translated into 10 languages. She directed the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching National Nursing Education Study, (Educating Nurses: A Call for Radical Transformation: Benner, P., Sutphen, M., Leonard, V., Day, L.) which is the first such study in 40 years. She is currently co-investigator of the "Clinical Knowledge Development of Nurses in an Operational environment" project to study the health care of wounded warriors in the combat arena through to rehabilitation. This study is currently in its second phase of the study. She is president of and faculty development officer with NovEx, online e-learning simulations and courses.

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