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Paula R. Klemm

Paula R. Klemm

Assistant Director
School of Nursing/Professor

School of Nursing
303 McDowell Hall
302-831-8501
Klemmpa@udel.edu

 

 

 


Education

  • PhD, The Catholic University of America, Nursing Education
  • MS, University of Maryland, Nursing Education
  • BSN, Stony Brook University
  • BA, Fredonia State College, Sociology

Research Interests

  • Internet support for cancer patients and family caregivers
  • Internet support for family caregivers of people with chronic illness
  • Psychosocial adjustment to illness
  • Academic-Community engagement and outreach to people with cancer

Recent Scholarship/ Grants

  • NCRR/NIH 5P20RR016472-12 & INGMS/NIH 8 P20 GM103446-12, Collaborative Community Engagement Research, Delaware INBRE Administrative Supplement, entitled, Academic-Community-Clinical Engagement for Support and Successful outcome (ACCESS), awarded to University of Delaware, School of Nursing investigators Klemm and Rempusheski
  • American Nurses Foundation “Online Support for Informal Caregivers: Psychosocial Outcomes” Sigma Theta Tau International/Oncology Nursing Society “Psychosocial outcomes in online cancer support”
  • Sigma Theta Tau International/Oncology Nursing Society “Psychosocial outcomes in online cancer support groups”
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration . “Funding Graduate Education in Nursing” (Klemm, P.) Award #1 A10HP22070-01-00
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA-10-046). “Funding Graduate Education in Nursing” (Klemm, P., Wheeler, E., & Miller, K.)

Selected Publications

  • Diefenbeck, C., Klemm, P., Hayes, E. (2014) Emergence of Yalom’s therapeutic factors in a peer-led, asynchronous online support group for family caregivers, ) Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 31(1),21-32 doi:10.3109/01612840.2013.836260
  • Klemm, P., Hayes, E.R., Diefenbeck, C., Milcarek, B. (2014).Online Support for Employed Informal Caregivers: Psychosocial Outcomes [epub ahead of print]. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24284908.
  • Klemm, P., Rempusheski, V., & Teixteixa, J. (2013). A non-profit community service and academic collaboration to increase outreach to older adults with cancer: Lessons learned. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 56(6), 554-568 DOI: 10.1080/01634372.2013.793222
  • Klemm, P. (2012). Effects of online support group format (moderated vs. peer-led) on depressive symptoms and extent of participation in women with breast cancer, Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 30(1), 9-18.
  • Klemm, P. (2012). Conducting Nursing Research with Undergraduate Students: A Collaborative, Participatory Approach, Nurse Educator, 37(1), 10-11.
  • Klemm, P., Waddington, C., Bradley, E. Bucher, L., Collins, M., Lyons, D., Seckel, M., & Urban, M. (2010). Unleashing animal-assisted therapy. Nursing 2010, 40(10), 12-13.
  • Rempusheski, V. F., Klemm, P. et al. (2011). ACCESS: Satisfaction with telehealth cancer care resources by mature adults. The Gerontologist, 51 (S2), 608.
  • Wheeler, E., Hardie, T., & Klemm, P., Akanji, I., Schonewolf, E., Scott, J., & Sterling, B (2010). Level of pain and effects on waiting time in the Emergency Department. Pain Management Nursing, 11(2), 108-114.
  • Klemm, P.R. (2011). Anticancer Agents. In J.F. Kee, E.Hayes, L.E. McCuistion (Eds.). Pharmacology: A Nursing Process Approach (7th ed.) (pp 511-541), St. Louis: Elsevier
  • Klemm, P.R. (2009). Anticancer Agents. In J.F. Kee, E.Hayes, L.E. McCuistion (Eds.). Pharmacology: A Nursing Process Approach (6th ed.) (pp 525-555 St. Louis: Elsevier
  • Klemm, P., & Hurst M. (2009). Cancer Pathophysiology. In S. Newton, M. Hickey, & J. Marrs (Eds). Mosby’s Oncology Nursing Advisor: A Comprehensive Guide to Clinical Practice (1 st ed.) (pp 14-32). St. Louis: Mosby.
  • Klemm, P. (2008). Late Effects of Treatment for Long-Term Cancer Survivors: Qualitative Analysis of an Online Support Group. Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 26(1), 49-58.
  • Anderson, A., & Klemm, P. (2008). The Internet: Friend or foe when providing patient education? Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 12(1), 55-63.
  • Caton, A., & Klemm, P. (2006). Introduction of the novice oncology nurse to end-of-life care. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing. 10(5), 604-608
  • Klemm , P.R. (2006). Anticancer Drugs. In J.F. Kee, E.Hayes, L.E. McCuistion (Eds.). Pharmacology: A Nursing Process Approach (5 th ed.) (pp 527-552). St. Louis: Elsevier.
  • Klemm, P.R. (2006). Technologic Advances: Psychosocial Implications for Patient Care. In R.M. Carroll-Johnson, L.M. Gorman, & N.J. Bush (Eds). Psychosocial Nursing Care along the Cancer Continuum (2 nd Ed.) (pp 439-449). Pittsburgh: Oncology Nursing Press, Inc.
  • Klemm, P., & Wheeler, E. (2005). Cancer caregivers online: Hope, emotional roller-coaster, and physical/emotional/psychological responses. Computers, Informatics, Nursing. 23(1), 38-45.
  • Klemm, P., (2005). The Role of the Internet in Psychosocial Support, In R.M. Carroll-Johnson, L.M. Gorman, & N.J. Bush (Eds). Psychosocial Nursing Care along the Cancer Continuum. (2nd Ed.). Pittsburgh: Oncology Nursing Press.
  • Polek, C., Klemm, P., Hardie, T., Wheeler, E., Birney, M., Plowfield, L., & Lynch, K. (2004). Asian/Pacific Islander American women: Age and Death Rates during Hospitalization for breast cancer, Oncology Nursing Forum, (31)4.
  • Wheeler, E., Klemm, P., Hardie, T., Plowfield, L., Polek, C., & Birney, M., Lynch, K. (2004). The effect of race in hospitalized chronic heart failure elderly patients. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 15(4), 291-297.
  • Klemm, P., & Hardie, T. (2002). Depression in face-to-face and Internet cancer support groups: A pilot study. Oncology Nursing Forum, 29(4), E45-E51.

Paula R. Klemm, PhD, RN is a graduate of The Catholic University of America. Her areas of research interest are internet support for cancer patients and caregivers and psychosocial adjustment to illness. Dr. Klemm has 25 years of clinical experience at the Johns Hopkins Oncology Center as an Staff Educator and nurse. She is a reviewer and a former Associate Editor for Oncology Nursing Forum, which has an audience of over 36,000 oncology nurses nationwide.


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