Barbara J. Daly, PhD, RN, FAAN

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Phone: 216.368.5994


The Gertrude Perkins Oliva Professor in Oncology Nursing; Distinguished University Professor; Clinical Ethics Director at University Hospitals of Cleveland

Program of Research

  • Palliative Care and End-of-Life Issues
  • Long-Term Ventilation
  • Caregiving in Chronic Illness
  • Health Care Outcomes and Costs
  • Oncology

Research Projects

  • Principal Investigator, "Intensive Communication for Chronically Critically Ill," National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health, R01-NR008941, 2005-2008.
  • Principal Investigator, "Disease Management of the Chronically Critically Ill," National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health, RO1-NR05207-01, 2001-2004.
  • Co-Investigator, "Adult Failure to Thrive in Long-Term Ventilator Patients," Patricia A. Higgins, Principal Investigator, National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health, RO1-NR05005-01A2, 2001-2005.
  • Co-Investigator, "Donation After Cardiac Death: Validating Identification Criteria," M. DeVita, Principal Investigator, Funded by the Division of Transplantation, 2003-2005.
  • Principal Investigator, "Building End-of-life Science through Positive Human Strengths and Traits (BEST) Center." Sponsored by National Institute of Nursing Research/National Institute of Health, 1P30NR011907.

Training Projects

Education Interests

  • Ethics
  • Philosophical Inquiry
  • Critical Care

Educational Background

  • BSN, Nursing, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
  • MSN, Medical-Surgical Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Cleveland, OH
  • MA, Philosophy, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
  • PhD, Philosophy, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

Recent Publications

  • Douglas, S. L., Daly, B. J., Lipson, A. (2016). Relationship between Physical and Psychological Status of Cancer Patients and Caregivers. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 38(7), 858-73. doi: 10.1177/0193945916632531.
  • Sandstrom, S. K., Mazanec, S., Gittleman, H., Barnholtz-Sloan, J., Tamburro, N., Daly, B. J. (2016). A Descriptive, Longitudinal Study of Quality of Life and Perceived Health Needs in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer. Journal of the Advanced Practitioner in Oncology, 7(6), 640-651. doi:10.6004/jadpro.2016.7.6.6.
  • Daly, B. J., Douglas, S. L., O'Toole, E., Rowbottom, J., Hoffer, A., Lipson, A., Burant, C. J. (2016). Complexity Analysis of Decision-Making in the Critically Ill. Journal of Intensive Care Medicine, doi: 10.1177/0885066616678394. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Slomka, J., Prince-Paul, M. J., Webel, A. R., Daly, B. J. (2016). Palliative Care, Hospice, and Advance Care Planning: Views of People Living with HIV and Other Chronic Conditions. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (JANAC), 27(4), 476-84. doi: 10.1016/j.jana.2016.02.003.
  • Shafran, D., Smith, M., Daly, B. J., Goldfarb, D. (2016). Transplant Ethics: Let's Begin the Conversation Anew: A Critical Look at One Institute's Experience with Transplant Related Ethical Issues. HEC Forum, 28(2), 141-52. doi: 10.1007/s10730-015-9285-5.
  • Prince-Paul, M. J., Peereboom, K., Daly, B. J. (2016). Confronting Mortality: Narratives of Military Veterans Enrolled in Home Hospice Care. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 18(3), 219-226. doi: 10.1097/NJH.0000000000000250.
  • Hickman, R. L., Daly, B. J., Clochesy, J., O'Brien, J., Leuchtag, M. (2016). Leveraging the Lived Experience of Surrogate Decision Makers of the Seriously Ill to Develop a Decision Support Intervention. Applied Nursing Research, 30, 67-9. doi: 10.1016/j.apnr.2015.10.012.
  • Mazanec, S., Sattar, A., Delaney, C. P., Daly, B. J. (2016). Activation for Health Management in Colorectal Cancer Survivors and Their Family Caregivers. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 38(2), 325-44. doi: 10.1177/0193945915604055.
  • Petrinec, A. B., Daly, B. J. (2016). Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms in Post-ICU Family Members: Review and Methodological Challenges. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 38(1), 57-78. doi: 10.1177/0193945914544176.
  • Prince-Paul, M. J., Daly, B. J. (2016). Ethical Considerations in Palliative Care. In B. Ferrell, N. Coyle, & J. Paice (Eds.), HPNA Palliative Nursing Manuals: Legal and Ethical Aspects of Care. New York: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/med/9780190258061.003.0001
  • Prince-Paul, M. J., & Daly, B. J. (2015). Ethical Considerations in Palliative Care.InB. R. Ferrell, N. Coyle & J. Paice (Eds.), Oxford Textbook of Palliative Care (3rd ed.) (pp.987-1000). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
  • Mayer, P., & Daly, B. J. (2015). CPR and hospice: Incompatible goals, irreconcilable differences. Progress in PallativeCare, 23(3), 163-168. DOI: 10.1179/1743291X14Y.0000000098
  • Mazanec, S., Sattar, A., Delaney, C. P., & Daly, B. J. (2015). Activation for health management in colorectal cancer survivors and their family caregivers. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 38(3):325-44. doi: 10.1177/0193945915604055
  • Petrinec, A. B., Mazanec, P., Burant, C. J., Hoffer, A., & Daly, B. J. (2015). Coping strategies and posttraumatic stress symptoms in post-ICU family decision makers. Critical Care Medicine, 43(6), 1205-12. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000000934.
  • Shafran, D., Smith, M., Daly, B. J., & Goldfarb, D. (2016). Transplant ethics: Let's begin the conversation anew: A critical look at one institute's experience with transplant related ethical issues. HEC forum,28(2):141-52. doi: 10.1007/s10730-015-9285-5.
  • Pullicino, P. M., Ramos-Estebanez, C., Gokhale, S., Daly, B. J.,&  Schor, N. F. (2015). Clinical and ethical judgment: A profound dilemma. Neurology, 84(18), 1910-1. doi: 10.1212/01.wnl.0000465425.64165.39.
  • Brennan, C., & Daly, B. J. (2015). Methodological Challenges of Validating a Clinical Decision-Making Tool in the Practice Environment. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 37(4), 536-45. doi: 10.1177/0193945914539738.
  • Daly, B. J., Rosko, A., Zhang, S., & Lazarus, H. M. (2015). The Devil is in the Details: Confidentiality Challenges in the Age of Genetics. Healthcare Ethics Committee Forum, 27(1), 79-86. doi: 10.1007/s10730-014-9245-5.
  • Mazanec, S., Flocke, S. A., & Daly, B. J. (2015). Health behaviors in family members of patients completing cancer treatment. Oncology Nursing Forum, 42(1), 54-62. doi: 10.1188/15.ONF.54-62.
  • Applequist, H., & Daly, B. J. (2015). Palliation: A Concept Analysis. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice, 29(4), 297-305.
  • Mazanec, S., Daly, B. J., Douglas, S. L., Musil, C. M. (2011). Predictors of psychosocial adjustment during the post-radiation treatment transition. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 33(4), 540-559. doi:10.1177/0193945910382241.
  • Mazanec, S., Daly, B. J., Douglas, S. L., Lipson, A. (2011). Work productivity and health of informal caregivers of persons with advanced cancer. Research in Nursing & Health, 34(6), 483-95. doi: 10.1002/nur.20461.
  • Daly, B. J. (2011). Caring for the critically ill patient with cancer.AACN Advanced Critical Care, 22(4), 321-2.
  • Mazanec, P., Daly, B. J., Ferrell, B., Prince-Paul, M. J. (2011). Lack of communication and control: Experiences of distance caregivers of parents with advanced cancer. Oncology Nursing Forum, 38(3), 307-313.