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Maryann Abendroth Ph.D., RN

Maryann Abendroth
Title: Assistant Professor
Division: Nursing
Office Location: Nursing 164
Office Phone: 815-753-0812
Office Fax: 815-753-0814
Email: mabendroth@niu.edu

Courses Taught

  • NURS 601: Transition to Master's Level Nursing
  • NURS 612: Theoretical Perspectives for Advanced Practice Nursing
  • NURS 615: Diversity within Community Nursing Systems for Advanced Nursing Practice
  • NURS 640: Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Education
  • NURS 641: Development of Nursing Curricula for Nursing Programs
  • NURS 642: Evaluation of Learner and Program Outcomes in Nursing Programs and Health Care Settings

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., University of Florida, Nursing Sciences
  • M.S.N., Florida State University
  • B.S.N., Florida State University
  • B.A., Emory University

Academic / Research Interests

  • Informal and formal caregiver well-being and risk for strain
  • Grounded theory and instrument development research methodologies
  • Secondary traumatic stress (compassion fatigue)
  • Nursing education research (innovative teaching methods)

Selected Publications

Abendroth, M. (in press). Development and initial validation of a Parkinson's Disease Caregiver Strain Risk Screen© (CSRS©). Journal of Nursing Measurement.

Abendroth, M., Greenblum, C.A., & Gray, J.A. (2014). The value of peer-led support groups among caregivers of persons with Parkinson's disease. Holistic Nursing Practice, 28(1), 48-54. DOI 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000004

Abendroth, M., & Graven, L. (2013). Integrating care of older adults into the nursing curriculum: A case exemplar project. Journal of Nursing Education. 52(9), 529-532. DOI: 10.3928/01484834-20130819-06.

Abendroth, M., & Figley, C. (2013). Vicarious trauma and the therapeutic relationship. In D. Murphy, S. Joseph, & B. Harris (Eds.), Trauma and the therapeutic relationship: Approaches to process and practice. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Abendroth, M., Lutz, B.J., & Young, M.E. (2012). Family caregivers' decision process to institutionalize persons with Parkinson's disease: A grounded theory study. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 49(4), 445-454. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2011.10.003.

Abendroth, M., & Flannery, J. (2006). Predicting the risk of compassion fatigue: A study of hospice nurses. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 8(6), 346-356.