Laurie is a UW teaching associate and nurse practitioner in both the Departments of Radiology and Medicine. She performs cardiac stress studies that…
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Patient Care Philosophy
As a nurse practitioner and nurse scientist, my clinical practice and research interests aim to optimize the patient health care experience and improve their clinical outcomes. My belief that patients' (and their families) knowledge and perceptions about health impact outcome arises from over two decades of clinical observations and patient interactions. The link between what patients know and understand, and how this impacts how they feel, disease symptoms, adherence, behavior, satisfaction, and health care utilization is of growing importance.
Health is the optimization of an individual’s biological-psychological-social and spiritual well-being. As a nurse practitioner, I believe that caring for a patient and their family includes active listening and thoughtful teaching.
Hiking, boating, gardening and reading.
Clinical research in patient's health perceptions; self-care habits; professional nursing practice.
Health perceptions; patient knowledge; healthcare collaboration; professional nursing practice.
|University of Washington School of Nursing||Ph.D||2009
|Univ. of Washington, School of Nursing||Master||1998
|Univ. of Washington, School of Nursing||Medical education||Nurse Practitioner||1991
|Univ. of Washington, School of Nursing||Teaching Appointment||
|American Nurses Credentialing Center||Acute Care Nurse Practitioner||2001
|American Nurses Credentialing Center||Adult Health Nurse Practitioner||1998