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Jennifer McAdam
Jennifer
McAdam
RN, PhD
Associate Professor
Accelerated BS Nursing
jmcadam@samuelmerritt.edu
510-869-6511

I have been an RN since 1994, specializing in adult medical surgical and critical care nursing. I received my MS in 2003 and my PhD in 2008, both from the University of California, San Francisco. I am currently working full time at Samuel Merritt University.

End-of-life care in the ICU
Supporting families of high risk of dying ICU patients

Managing Care of the Adults II, III
Care of the Critically Ill

Nursing Research

Select Publications:

Puntillo, K. & McAdam, J. (2006). Communication Between Physicians and Nurses as a Target for Improving End-of-Life Care in the Intensive Care Unit: Challenges and Opportunities for Moving Forward, Critical Care Medicine, 34 (11) [Suppl.] S332-S340.

McAdam, J., Arai, S., & Puntillo, K. (2008). Unrecognized Contributions of Families in the Intensive Care Unit, Intensive Care Medicine, 34(6): 1097-1101.

Nelson J., Puntillo K., Penrod J., Ilaoa D., McAdam J., Pronovost P. (2008). Patients/families define ICU palliative care quality, American Journal of Respiratory Critical Care Medicine; 177:A517.

McAdam, J., & Puntillo, K. (2009). Family members of patients in the ICU: What symptoms do they experience?, American Journal of Critical Care, 18(3): 200-210.

McAdam, J., Dracup, K., White, D., Fontaine, D., Puntillo, K. (2010). Symptom Experiences of Family Members of ICU Patients at High Risk of Dying, Critical Care Medicine, 38 (4): 1078-1085.

McAdam, J., Dracup, K., White, D., Fontaine, D., Puntillo, K. (2011). Symptom experiences of family members of high risk of dying ICU patients three months after the ICU experience, Critical Care Medicine; 730.

Arai, S., McAdam, J., Puntillo, K. (2011). Can Active Attention Paid to Family Members of ICU Patients Decrease Family Anxiety and Stress Levels?, AJCC; 64057.

McAdam, J., Dracup, K., White, D., Fontaine, D., Puntillo, K. (2012). Psychological symptoms of Family Members of High Risk ICU Patients, American Journal of Critical Care, 12(6): 386-393.

McAdam, JL, Nelson, JE, & Puntillo, KA. Regret. Intensive Care Medicine 2013.

McAdam JL, Puntillo KA. Open Visitation Policies and Practices in US ICUs: Can we ever get there? Critical Care 2013, 17:171.

McAdam, J. & Erikson, A. 2016. Status of Current Bereavement Services Offered in Adult Intensive Care Units, submitted to AJCC, 25(2): 110-117.

Nancy Kentish-Barnes, PhD, Jennifer L. McAdam, RN, PhD, Sonia Kouki, RN, Zoé Cohen-Solal, MS, Marine Chaize, MS, Marion Galon, MS, Virginie Souppart, RN, Kathleen A. Puntillo, RN, CNS, DNSc, FAAN, Elie Azoulay, MD, PhD. (2015). Research participation for bereaved family members: experience and insights from a qualitative study, Critical Care Medicine, Sep;43(9):1839-45.

McAdam, J., Dracup, K., White, D., Fontaine, D., Puntillo, K. (2011). Symptom experiences of family members of high risk of dying ICU patients three months after the ICU experience, Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress, January 15th-19th, 2011.

McAdam, J. & Prestia, M. (2013). Build a Patient: An innovative clinical make-up assignment for nursing students, Elsevier Faculty Development Conference, Jan 2-5th, 2013.

McAdam, J. & Erickson, A. (2014). Current Bereavement Services Offered in Adult Intensive Care Units, National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition, Denver, CO, May 19th- 22nd, 2014.

McAdam, J., Arai, S. & Puntillo, K. (2010). Chapter 3, Common symptoms in ICU patients at high risk of dying: an introduction. In Rocker, G., Puntillo, K., Azoulay, A., & Nelson, J. ICU Handbook.  London: Oxford Press.

Puntillo, K., Arai, S. & McAdam, J. (2010). Chapter 3, Pain, Dyspnoea, Anxiety, Sleep Disturbances, & Thirst/Dry Mouth. In Rocker, G., Puntillo, K., Azoulay, A., & Nelson, J. ICU Handbook.  London: Oxford Press.

McAdam, J. M. & Puntillo, K. A. (2015). End-of-life care across settings: The intensive care unit. In Ferrell, B. R. & Coyle, N. Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing. 4th edition. New York: Oxford University Press.

Recipient of the Betty Irene Moore Fellowship 2005-2008
Faculty Research Award, Samuel Merritt University 2011-2013

Faculty Scholarship Grant, Samuel Merritt University 2016-2017

American Association of Critical Care Nurses
Society of Critical Care Medicine
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

History

Member for
6 years 8 months

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