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Faculty Bio
Jennifer McAdam
RN, PhD
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.
Teaching Interest
End-of-life care in the ICU
Supporting families of high risk of dying ICU patients
Courses Taught
Managing Care of the Adults II, III
Care of the Critically Ill
Peer Reviewed Publications
Select Publications:

McAdam, J., Stotts, N., Padilla, G., & Puntillo, K. (2005). Attitudes of critically ill Filipino patients and their families toward advance directives, American Journal of Critical Care, Jan;14(1):17-25.

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
Grants & Fellowships
Recipient of the Betty Irene Moore Fellowship 2005-2008
Faculty Research Award, Samuel Merritt University 2011-2013
Professional and Community Service and Professional Memberships
American Association of Critical Care Nurses
Society of Critical Care Medicine
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

Contact Info

Name
Jennifer McAdam
RN, PhD
Title
Assistant Professor
Department
ABSN Oakland
Email

Faculty Profile

Jennifer McAdam
Jennifer
McAdam
RN, PhD
Assistant Professor
ABSN Oakland
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
Select Publications:

McAdam, J., Stotts, N., Padilla, G., & Puntillo, K. (2005). Attitudes of critically ill Filipino patients and their families toward advance directives, American Journal of Critical Care, Jan;14(1):17-25.

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
Recipient of the Betty Irene Moore Fellowship 2005-2008
Faculty Research Award, Samuel Merritt University 2011-2013
American Association of Critical Care Nurses
Society of Critical Care Medicine
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

History

Member for
4 years 6 months