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)

News and TV

  • UVA Today (6-12-17) - This professor is on a quest to improve palliative care, world-wide


Journal Articles

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.

Advance Online Publications

Lee, M., Ryoo, J., Hollen, P., Campbell, C., & Williams, I. (2019). The impact of performing medical/nursing tasks at home among caregivers of individuals with cognitive impairment. Journal of Applied Gerontology. Advance online publication.

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.