Dr. Campbell's research and clinical interests are focused on hospice and palliative care decision-making and outcomes. Her program of research is focusing on end-of-life decision-making, exploring rural and ethnic/racial perspectives on patient/caregiver satisfaction with hospice services, and educating nurses in rural communities about pain management.

Honors and Awards

  • Anne Pollok Hemmings Fellow 2009-2010, University of Virginia School of Nursing Class of 1959 (2009)
  • Member of the Healthy Appalachia Institute at University of Virginia's College at Wise, University of Virginia's College at Wise (2009)
  • Excellence in Diversity Fellow, Teaching Resource Center at the University of Virginia (2005)
  • Fellow of the Center for Global Health University of Virginia, The Center for Global Health University of Virginia (2013)

Research Focus

Hospice care, Palliative Care, Outcomes.

Recent Grants

  • Patient and family satisfaction with hospice care
  • Academic Community Engagement Grant
  • Appalachian Partnership in Pain Management

Clinical Focus

Hospice Care.

Teaching Focus

Adult-Health in the undergraduate and Clinical Nurse Leader programs.


  • Women's Center Advisory Council-Executive Committee, Women's Center at University of Virginia (2006-present)
  • Chair of the DNP/MSN/Post-Master's Committee, School of Nursing (2009-2011)
  • Standing Search Committee, School of Nursing (2009-2011)
  • State Liaison for Virginia, Southern Nursing Research Society (2013-2014)
  • Scientific Sub-committee Member, Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses Association (2012-2013)
  • Chair of the PhD Program Committee, School of Nursing (2103-2014)


Journal Articles

Campbell, C., Ramakuela, J., Dennis, D., & Soba, K. (2021). Palliative care practices in a rural community: Cultural context and the role of community health worker. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 32(1), 550-564. doi:10.1353/hpu.2021.0040

Catlett, L., & Campbell, C. (2021). Advance care planning and end of life care literacy initiatives in African American faith communities: A systematic iIntegrative review. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 38(6), 719-730. doi:10.1177/1049909120979164

Ahn, S., Romo, R., & Campbell, C. (2020). A systematic review of interventions for family caregivers who care for patients with advanced cancer at home. Patient Education and Counseling, 103(8), 1518-1530. doi:10.1016/j.pec.2020.03.012

Lee, M., Ryoo, J., Hollen, P., Campbell, C., & Williams, I. (2020). The impact of performing medical/nursing tasks at home among caregivers of individuals with cognitive impairment. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 39(11), 1203-1212. doi:10.1177/0733464819879014

Lee, M., Ryoo, J. H., Campbell, C., Hollen, P. J., & Williams, I. C. (2019). Exploring the challenges of medical/nursing tasks in home care experienced by caregivers of older adults with dementia: An integrative review. Journal of clinical nursing, 28(XXIII-XIV), 4177-4189. doi:10.1111/jocn.15007

Campbell, C., & Catlett, L. (2019). Silent illumination: A case study exploring the spiritual needs of a transgender-identified elder receiving hospice care. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 21(6), 467-474. doi:10.1097/njh.0000000000000596

Reid, K. R. Y, Reid, K., Esquivel, J. H., Thomas, S. C., Rovnyak, V., Hinton, I., & Campbell, C. (2019). Using video education to improve outcomes in heart failure. Heart and Lung, 48(5), 386-394. doi:10.1016/j.hrtlng.2019.05.004

Krongyuth, P., Silpasuwan, P., Viwatwongkasem, C. & Campbell, C. (2018). Needs of patient with advanced stages of cancer in a Thai community: Mixed method approach. Journal of Health Research, 32(5), 342-351. doi:10.1108/jhr-08-2018-040

Kelly, M., Campbell, C., & Rovnyak, V. (2017). Pain management in home hospice patients: A retrospective descriptive study. Nursing & Health Sciences, 19(3), 381-387. doi:10.1111/nhs.12359

Deode, A., Allen, T., Gray, J., Herbst, A., Hlungwani, M, Ramakuela, J, Xie, A., & Campbell, C. (2017). Community health workers and the management of non-communicable diseases among rural health clinics in Limpopo Province, South Africa: A pilot study. Family and Community Health, 40(4), 338-346. doi:10.1097/fch.0000000000000158

Campbell, C. Armour, K., Perry, R., Bailey, C., Orlando, R., Kinghorn, P., Jones, L., & Coast, J. (2016). A team approach to recruitment in hospice research: Engaging patients, close persons and health professionals. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 22(7), 176-184. doi:10.12968/ijpn.2016.22.7.324

Campbell, C., & Baernholdt, M. (2016). A palliative care learning needs assessment and training in Mpumlalnga province South Africa. Journal of the Poor and Underserved, 27, 440-449.

Richards, D., Layne, K., Adams, A., Fantahun, S. & Campbell, C. (2015). Evaluation and expansion of an interprofessional community health worker training program in Limpopo, South Africa. Jefferson Public Citizens Journal, 2015(1), 1-8.

Baernholdt, M., Campbell, C., Hinton, I., Yan, G, & Lewis, E. (2015). Quality of hospice care: A comparison between rural and urban residents. Journal of Health Care Quality, 30(3), 247-253. doi:10.1097/ncq.0000000000000108

Krongyuth, P., Campbell, C., & Silapawun, S. (2014). Palliative care in Thailand. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 20(12), 600-607. doi:10.12968/ijpn.2014.20.12.600

Campbell, C., & Campbell, L. (2013). Advanced prostate cancer survivors: Implications for palliative care. Journal of Palliative Care & Medicine, 1(S3), 003. doi:10.4172/2165-7386.s3-003

Campbell, C.L., Baernholdt, M., Yan, G., Hinton, I.D., & Lewis, E. (2013). Racial ethnic perspectives on the quality in hospice care. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 30(4), 347-353. doi:10.1177/1049909112457455

Campbell, C., Boyer, D., Rovnyak, V., & Campbell, L. (2012). Pain management learning needs in rural Appalachia. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 43(6), 267-276. doi:10.3928/00220124-20111215-01

Campbell, C., & Campbell, L. (2012). A systematic review of cognitive behavioral interventions in advanced cancer. Patient Education and Counseling, 89(1), 15-24. doi:10.1016/j.pec.2012.06.019

Campbell, C., Boyer, D., Campbell, L., & Rovnyak, V. (2011). Pain management topics of interest for nurses in rural Appalachia. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 42(12), Retrieved from

Campbell, C., Williams, I.C., & Orr, T. (2010). Factors that impact end-of-life decision making in African Americans with advanced cancer. The Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 12(4), 214-224.

Book Sections

Campbell, C. (2020). Palliative care. In E. E. Friberg (Ed.), Conceptual foundations: The bridge to professional nursing practice (7th ed.) (pp. 338-347). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier, Inc.