The American Association of Critical Care Nurses recently named Margaret L. “Meg” Campbell, PhD, RN, FPCN, as their 2018 Distinguished Research Lecturer. The annual award was established in 1982 to recognize nurses whose research has had a significant influence on high acuity and critical care.
Campbell is currently a research professor at Wayne State University College of Nursing in Detroit, MI. She is an internationally recognized expert in assessment of respiratory distress, or dyspnea, and treatment across diagnoses and settings of care. Her prior experience includes serving as director of nursing research, palliative care and advanced practice nursing at Detroit Receiving Hospital from 1988-2012.
AACN immediate past present Clareen Wiencek, PhD, RN, ACHPN, ACNP, tells ACCN.org, “Dr. Campbell’s groundbreaking research has helped shape the way dying patients are cared for in the United States and abroad. She is truly a pioneer in improving hospital-based palliative and end-of-life care for critically ill patients.”
Campbell’s career in nursing spans 40 years in total, and 28 years in palliative care nursing. Her current research focuses on dyspnea assessment and treatment among patients nearing death, including patients in acute and critical care settings. She also developed and tested the Respiratory Distress Observation Scale (RDOS) which has been translated into multiple languages and used at clinical sites around the globe to guide patient assessment and treatment.
As the Distinguished Research Lecturer, Campbell will discuss her career and research in May 2018 at the AACN’s National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition. To learn more about Campbell’s nursing background and research, visit here.
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