Cynthia J. Peden-McAlpine, PhD, ACNS, BC

Associate Professor, School of Nursing

Cynthia J. Peden-McAlpine

Contact Info

peden001@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-624-0449

Fax 612-625-7180

Office Address:
6-109 Weaver-Densford Hall

Mailing Address:
School of Nursing
University of Minnesota
6-109 Weaver-Densford Hall
308 Harvard Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Associate Professor, School of Nursing

Graduate and Professional Distinguished Teacher, School of Nursing


PhD, Adelphi University (Nursing), 1992

MS, Pace University (Nursing-Adult Health), 1983

BS, Pace University (Nursing), 1981

RN, St. Vincents Medical Center, 1976

Summary

Professional Associations

  • Co-operative Membership:
    Adult & Gerontological Health
  • Center Memberships:
    Center for Aging Science and Care Innovation
    Center for Child and Family Health Promotion Research

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Specialty areas are expert thinking in RN nursing practice and advanced nursing practice; family values and beliefs in end-of-life decision-making for cognitively impaired elders; end of life issues in critical care; extending expertise in nursing practice; qualitative research methods.

Research Funding Grants

Research and Education Grants:

Title of Project: Dying in Critical Care: A qualitative study
Funding Agency: University of Minnesota, Graduate School
Role: Principal Investigator
Project Dates: 2007-2008

Title of Project: An Investigation of Factors Influencing Critical Care Nurses¿ Inclusion of Families in End of Life Care
Funding Agency: American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
Role: Investigator
Project Dates: 5/30/2004-5/30/2005

Title of Project: Psychometric Evaluation of the Family/Nurse Caring Belief Scale
Funding Agency: Sigma Theta Tau/Zeta Chapter
Role: Principal Investigator
Project Dates: 2002

Title of Project: Values of Families in Guiding End of Life Care
Funding Agency: Duluth Clinic Education & Research Foundation, NIA/NIH
Role: Co-Investigator
Project Dates: 2002

Title of Project: Experience of Women Managing Fecal Incontinence
Funding Agency: American Nurses Foundation
Role: Co-Investigator
Project Dates: 2000-2001

Title of Project: Extending Pediatric Critical Care Nurses' Expertise in Family Sensitive Caregiving
Funding Agency: American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
Role: Principal Investigator
Project Dates: 2001-2002

Title of Project: Role Modeling Interventions for Family Boundary Ambiguity in the PICU
Funding Agency: Children's Hospital and Clinic Foundation
Role: Co-Investigator
Project Dates: 1999-2000

Title of Project: Role Modeling Interventions for Family Boundary Ambiguity in the PICU
Funding Agency: Children's Hospital and Clinic Foundation
Role: Co-Investigator
Project Dates: 1999-2000

Title of Project: Clinical Thinking in Expert Nurse Practice: A Psychological and Philosophical
Funding Agency: Grant-In-Aid, UMN Graduate School
Role: Principal Investigator

Project Dates: 1997-1999

Publications

Selected Publications:

  • Elliott, B.A., Gessert, C.E., & Peden-McAlpine, C. (2009). Family decision making in advanced dementia: Narrative and ethics. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 23; 251-258.
  • Peden-McAlpine, C. and Bliss, D. (2008). The Experience of Community Living Women Managing Fecal Incontinence. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 30(7), 817-835.
  • Elliott, B.A., Gessert, C.E., & Peden-McAlpine, C. (2007). Family decision making for elders with advanced cognitive impairment: Sprituality and meaning. The Journal of Gerontologic Nursing, 33(8), 49-55.
  • Meiers, S., Tomlinson, P.S., & Peden-McAlpine, C. (2007). Development and testing of the family-nurse caring belief scale. Journal of Family Nursing, (Data Based), 23(1), 123-128.
  • Elliott, B.A., Gessert, C.E., & Peden-McAlpine, C. (2007). Decision making on behalf of elders with advanced cognitive impairment: Family transitions. Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders, 21(1), 49-54.
  • Panagarakis, S.J., Harrington, Lindquist, R., Peden-McAlpine, C. & Finkelstein, S. (2007). Electronic feedback messages for home spirometry lung transplant recipients. Heart & Lung, 20(10), 1-8.
  • Yang, Y.O., Peden-McAlpine, C. & Chen, C.H. (2007). A qualitative study of the experiences of Taiwanese women having their first baby after the age of 35 years. Midwifery, 23, 343-349.
  • McSteen, K. & Peden-McAlpine, C. (2006). The role of the nurse as advocate in ethically difficult care situations with dying patients. The Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 8(5), 259-256. (Data Based).
  • Forneris, S. G., & Peden-McAlpine, C. J. (2006, April 13). Contextual learning: A reflective learning intervention for nursing education. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 3(1), Article 17. Retrieved from http://www.bepress.com/ijnes/
  • Peden-McAlpine, C., Tomlinson, P. S., Forneris, S. G., Genck, G., & Meiers, S. J. (2005). Evaluation of a reflective practice intervention to enhance family care. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 49(5), 494-501.
  • Struthers, R., & Peden-McAlpine, C. (2005). Phenomenological research among Canadian and United States indigenous populations: Oral tradition and quintessence of time. Qualitative Health Research, 15(9), 1264-1276.
  • Gunnarsdottir, T. J., & Peden-McAlpine, C. (2004). The experience of using a combination of complementary therapies: A journey of balance through self-healing. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 22(2), 116-132.
  • Schmidt, B. J., Brauer, D. J., & Peden-McAlpine, C. (2003). Experiencing health in the context of rheumatoid arthritis. Nursing Science Quarterly, 16(2), 155-162.
  • Fitzgerald, M., Milberger, P., Tomlinson, P. S., Peden-McAlpine, C., Meiers, S. J., & Sherman, S. (2003). Clinical nurse specialist participation on a collaborative research project. Barriers and benefits. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 17(1), 44-49.
  • Peden-McAlpine, C., & Clark, N. (2002). Early recognition of client status changes: The importance of time. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 21(4), 1-8.
  • Peden-McAlpine, C. (2000). Early recognition of patient problems: A hermeneutic journey into expert thinking in nursing.Scholarly Inquiry for Nursing Practice: An International Journal, 14(3): 191-222.
  • Peden-McAlpine, C. (1999). Expert Thinking in Nursing Practice: Implications for Supporting Expertise in Nursing Practice. Nursing and Health Sciences, 1 (4), 131-137.

Teaching

Academic Interests and Focus

Qualitative design and methods; Intervention models for adults/elders with chronic health conditions; Implementing advanced practice roles with adults; Advanced practice nursing for adults; Theory and theory development for research; The discipline of nursing; Qualitative Data Analysis

Clinical

Board Certifications

CNS, 1986-2012, Medical Surgical Nursing