Marjorie C. Dobratz

University of Washington, USA

Marjorie C. Dobratz is a holder of the RN degree. She received a Diploma from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in Baltimore, Maryland, was awarded B.S. and M.S. degrees in nursing from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and earned a D.N.S. degree from the University of San Diego in California (Calif). From 1990 to 1999, Dr. Dobratz chaired the Nursing Department at Mount St. Mary's College in Los Angeles, Calif. Prior to this academic position, she developed the St. Joseph Medical Center, Home Hospice Program in Burbank, Calif, and coordinated hospice care for the Visiting Nurse Association of Los Angeles. As a tenured professor, Dr. Dobratz directed the Nursing Program at the University of Washington Tacoma; a position she held from 1999 to 2008. Presently, Dr. Dobratz coordinates the Master in Nursing Program at the University of Washington Tacoma, where she teaches both graduate and undergraduate nursing courses. Her published research addresses end-of-life pain, spirituality, psychological adaptation, and other hospice and palliative care issues. Additional publications are focused on the Roy Adaptation Model as a framework for structuring and defining nursing knowledge, as well as advancing new theoretical perspectives.

Biography Updated on 20 March 2011

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