Cathy Campbell, PhD, RN

Associate Professor of Nursing

Department: Acute & Specialty Care

Office:   McLeod 4057
Phone:   (434) 243-6789
Email:   clc5t@Virginia.EDU
Fax:   (434) 924-2787
I believe that every interdisciplinary team in health care can benefit from the unique perspective of nursing. However, we have to honor the talents and gifts of the other disciplines around the table or at the bedside. No one is truly successful without the support of a team. It is in community that we find our strength, can call forth the best in each other, and provide the best care to our communities.

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.

Research Focus

Hospice care, Palliative Care, Outcomes.

Clinical Focus

Hospice Care.

Teaching Focus

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


Journal Articles

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., 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

Campbell, C.L., Baernholdt, M., Yan, G., Hinton, I.D., & Lewis, E. (2012). Racial ethnic perspectives on the quality in hospice care. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, , Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/1049909112457455

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.

Awards & Honors

  • 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)

Professional Service

  • 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)

Current Funded Grants

  • Patient and family satisfaction with hospice care

Current Funded Grants

  • Academic Community Engagement Grant
  • Appalachian Partnership in Pain Management