Catherine Vincent, RN, PhD
Department of Women, Children and Family Health Science
UIC College of Nursing
845 South Damen Avenue (MC 802)
Chicago, IL 60612-7350
Research / Discovery
The long-term goal of Dr. Vincent’s research program is to increase children’s pain relief by discovering what prevents nurses and parents from providing children with adequate pain medication and then developing and testing interventions aimed to increase children’s pain relief. In prior research, she examined relationships of nurses' knowledge, attitudes, analgesic administration practices, and levels of children's pain. She studied how nurses cognitively represent children's pain and how these representations may influence behavior. Building on her prior research, she has developed Relieve Children’s Pain (RCP), an Internet-based multimedia educational intervention for nurses addressing the validity of pain intensity measurement and analgesic use.
Teaching / Learning
Dr. Vincent is a faculty member in the undergraduate Pediatric/Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist Program. She teaches NURS 526 Nursing Inquiry I and NURS 571 Theory and Theory Development for Nursing Research. During her 16-year faculty career, prior to her arrival at UIC, she taught nursing care of children and adolescents for undergraduate nursing students and pediatric pathophysiology and health assessment for graduate students.
Service / Practice
Dr. Vincent has served as membership chairman and on the nomination committee for the Lambda and Theta Psi chapters of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and has served as the Chair for the Pain and Symptom management Research Section of the Midwest Nursing Research Society. At UIC, she has served on the College of Nursing Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure Committee and as a College representative to the University Senate. She currently serves on the faculty Executive Committee.
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