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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Susan A. DeSanto-Madeya, PhD, RN, CNS

clinical associate professor

Susan DeSanto-Madeya, Ph.D., RN, CNS

Maloney Hall 267


  • M.S.N., Ph.D. - Widener University
  • B.S.N. - East Stroudsburg University

research interests

Palliative care; end of life care

selected appointments & awards

  • 2013 - Sigma Theta Tau, Alpha Chi Chapter Nursing Research Grant, Sigma Theta Tau, Alpha Chi Chapter
  • 2012 - present - Tri-chair of the Family and Community Participatory-Based Research Interest Group, Eastern Nursing Research Society
  • 2011 - present - Beth Israel Hospital Nurses Alumnae Association Endowed Nurse Scientist, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • 2010 - Visiting Nurse Faculty Scholar Parkinson's Disease Program, Boston Medical Center/Boston University
  • 2009 - present - Associate Member, Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center Cancer Outcomes Research Program

additional appointments & awards »

selected publications

  • DeSanto-Madeya, S. A. (in press). Nurses’ Perceptions of Role, Team Performance, and Education Regarding Resuscitation in the Adult Medical-Surgical Patient. To appear in MEDSURG Nursing Journal.
  • DiLibero, J., Lavieri, M., O’Donoghue, S., & DeSanto-Madeya, S. A. (2015). Withholding or continuing enteral feedings during repositioning and the incidence of aspiration. American Journal of Critical Care, 24(3), 258-261. doi:10.4037/ajcc2015482
  • Willis, D. G., DeSant-Madeya, S. A., & Fawcett, J. (2015). Moving beyond dwelling in suffering: A situation-specific theory of men’s healing from childhood maltreatment. Nursing Science Quarterly, 28(1), 57-63. doi:10.1177/0894318414558606
  • Darcy, A. M., Murphy, G. A., & DeSanto-Madeya, S. A. (2014). Evaluation of discharge telephone calls following total joint replacement surgery. Orthopaedic Nursing, 33(4) 188-95. doi:10.1097/NOR.0000000000000062
  • Flanagan, J. M., DeSanto-Madeya, S. A. (2014). Using Skype to facilitate presence at the end of life. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing, 16(8). 489-494. doi:10.1097/NJH.0000000000000106

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