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Our research efforts are currently focused in two main directions:
First, is to help children and youth with chronic illness, and their families, live as well as possible. We therefore have broad interests including improving mental and physical health outcomes, health-related quality of life, and the beliefs, meanings and values which affect health and quality of life. Our particular interests include adherence to the daily treatments for those with cystic fibrosis, and the relationship between spiritual/religious struggles and depression.
Second, professional chaplaincy is in the early stages of becoming a “research informed” discipline in health care. Our goal is to disseminate significant findings about the use and importance of faith to those who experience brokenness and disease to clinical chaplains to inform their interventions; and to conduct and collaborate in research studies that develop theoretical models of chaplaincy and test interventions for efficacy and effectiveness.
Grossoehme, D.H. (in press). Case study: Pediatric chaplaincy using cystic fibrosis as model of chronic illness care. In Steve Nolan & George Fitchett (Ed.). Spiritual Care in Practice:Case Studies in Healthcare Chaplaincy. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Dell, M.L. & Grossoehme, D.H. (in press). Spiritual and religious considerations. In Lori S. Wiener, Maryland Pao, Anne E. Kazak, Mary Jo Kupst, Andrea Farkas Patenaude & Jimmie Holland (Ed.). Quick Reference for Pediatric Oncology Clinicians: The Psychiatric and Psychological Dimensions of Pediatric Cancer Symptom Management (2nd). New York: Oxford University Press.
Grossoehme, D.H., Szczesniak, R., Dodd, C., & Opipari-Arrigan, L. Dyadic adjustment and spiritual activities in parents of children with cystic fibrosis. Religions, 5. 2014.
Cotton, S. Grossoehme, D.H. Raglin, W. & Weekes, J. Should My Provider Pray with Me? Perspectives of Urban Adolescents with Asthma on Addressing Religious and Spiritual Issues in Hypothetical Clinical Settings. Journal of Religion and Health. (on-line publication date 31 October 2013). DOI: 10.1007//s10943-013-9790-2. 2013.
Grossoehme, D.H.Chaplaincy and Narrative Theory: A Response to Risk’s Case Study Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy.19:99-111. 2013.
Grossoehme, D.H. & Fitchett, G. Testing the validity of a protocol to screen for spiritual risk among parents of children with cystic fibrosis. In R.L. Piedmont & A. Village (Ed.), Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, 24:281-307. Leiden: Koninklijke Brill NV. 2013.
Cotton, S., Pargament, K. I., Weekes, J. C., Grossoehme, D., McGrady, M.E., Luberto, C. M., Leonard, A. C., & Fitchett, G. Spiritual struggles, health-related quality of life, and mental health outcomes in urban adolescents with asthma. In R.L. Piedmont & A. Village (Ed.), Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, 24:259-280). Leiden: Koninklijke Brill NV. 2013.
Grossoehme, D.H., Cotton, S., Ragsdale, J.R., Quittner, A.L., McPhail, G., Seid, M. “I honestly believe God keeps me healthy so I can take care of my child”: Parental use of faith related to treatment adherence. Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, 19:66-78. 2013. doi: 10.1080/08854726.2013.779540. 2013.
Grossoehme, D.H., Sczcesniak, R., McPhail, G. and Seid, M. Is adolescents’ religious coping with cystic fibrosis associated with the rate of decline in pulmonary function? A preliminary study. Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, 19:33-42, DOI 10.1080/08854726.2013.767083. 2013.
Grossoehme, D.H., Cotton, S. & McPhail, G. Use and sanctification of complementary/alternative medicine by parents of children with cystic fibrosis. Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, 19:22-32, DOI: 10.1080/08854726.2013.761007. 2013.
Grossoehme, D.H., Cotton, S. & McPhail, G. Use and sanctification of complementary/alternative medicine by parents of children with cystic fibrosis. Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy. 2013;19(1):22-32. 2013.
Lemons, J. &Grossoehme, D.H. "I Didn't Know It Existed Before You Called": Protestant Clergy Experience, Education and Perceptions Regarding Genetics. Journal of Genetic Counseling, published online 10 October. DOI 10.1007/s10897-012-9538-2. 2012.
Grossoehme, D.H., Ragsdale, J.R., Cotton, S., Meyers, M.A., Clancy, J.P., Seid, M. & Joseph, P.M. Using spirituality after an adult CF diagnosis: cognitive reframing and adherence motivation. Journal of Healthcare Chaplaincy, 18, 110-120. 2012.
Grossoehme, D.H., Opipari-Arrigan, L., VanDyke, R., Thurmond, S. & Seid, M. Relationship of adherence determinants and parental spirituality in cystic fibrosis. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2011 Dec 13. doi: 10.1002/ppul.21614. 2011.
Grossoehme, D.H., Jacobson, C.J., Cotton, S., Ragsdale, J., VanDyke, R. & Seid, M. Written prayers and religious coping in a paediatric hospital setting. Mental Health, Religion & Culture. 14(5): 423-432. 2011.
Grossoehme, D.H., Ragsdale, J.R., Snow, A., & Seid, M. We were chosen as a family: Parents’ evolving use of religion when their child has cystic fibrosis. Journal of Religion & Health. In press. DOI: 10.1007/s10943-011-9477-5. 2011.
Cotton, S., Grossoehme, D.H., McGrady, M. Religious coping and use of prayer in sickle cell disease. Pediatric Blood and Cancer, in press. doi: 10.1002/pbc.23038. 2011.
Grossoehme, D.H., VanDyke, R., Jacobson, C.J., Cotton, S., Ragsdale, J., & Seid, M. Written prayers in a pediatric hospital: linguistic analysis. Psychology of Religion & Spirituality, 2(4): 227-233. 2010.
Grossoehme, D.H., Ragsdale, J.R., Wooldridge, J.L., Cotton, S., Grimes, L. & Seid, M. Parents’ use of religious coping in the first year after their child’s chronic illness diagnosis. Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, 16(3): 109-122. 2010.
Grossoehme, D.H., Ragsdale, J., Wooldridge, J.L., Cotton, S., & Seid, M. We can handle this: Parents’ use of religion in the first year following their child’s diagnosis with cystic fibrosis. Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, 16(3): 95-108. 2010.
Grossoehme, D.H., VanDyke, R., & Seid, M. Spirituality’s role in chronic disease self-management: Sanctification of the body in families dealing with cystic fibrosis. Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, 15, 1-10. 2009.
Cotton S, Grossoehme D, Rosenthal SL, McGrady ME, Roberts YH, Hines J, Yi, MS, & Tsevat J. Religious/spiritual coping in adolescents with sickle cell disease: A pilot study. Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. 31(5), 313-318. 2009.
Grossoehme, D.H., Ragsdale, J., Dixon, C., Berz, K, & Zimmer, M. The changing face of medical education: the role of religion, integrative medicine and osteopathy. The Open Medical Education Journal . 2, 1-8. 2009.
Fitchett, G. & Grossoehme, D.H. (in press). Research for chaplains: a major professional responsibility. In Stephen B. Roberts (Ed.), Professional Spiritual and Pastoral Care – A Practical Clergy & Chaplain’s Handbook). Woodstock, VT: SkyLights Paths Publishing.
Grossoehme, D.H. & Springer, L.S. Images of God used by self-injurious burn patients. Burns, 25:4, 443-448. 1999.
Grossoehme, D. H. 1999. The Pastoral Care of Children, Binghamton, NY: The Haworth Press.
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