Post Graduate Certificate in Health Services Research, University of Medicine and Dentistry, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
PhD, Nursing, New York University
MA, Nursing, New York University
Biography / Academic Interests
Dr. DiCicco-Bloom’s clinical background in nursing is primary care, home care and hospice care. She was the first nurse Director and Principle Investigator of the National Health Services Research Fellowship in Primary Care from 2007-2009 in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick. Her research employs qualitative and mixed methodologies and has focused on relationships and information sharing among health care professionals that both facilitate and interfere with the safe and effective care provided to patients in primary care, home care and hospice. At present she is conducting an ethnographic study, which is now in its third year. The study explores a hospice setting within the context of a large medical center. It focuses on the relationships and information sharing among members of the hospice team. Additionally, it explores their relationships with members of the larger hospital system that either facilitate or undermine their work with patients.
Scholarship / Publications
Funding Agency: School of Health and Human Services, CUNY Grant/ Office of Dr. William Ebenstein. Sept 2015-July 31, 2015.“Understanding Information Sharing and Relationships between Hospice Staff and Hospital Staff at a Suburban Medical Center: Implications for End of Life Care”
DiCicco-Bloom, B. & Cunningham, R. “Primary Care Nurse Practitioners: Managing Complex Patients and Challenging Inter-professional Relationships.” Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. (2015)
Karsten, K., DiCicco-Bloom, B. (2014) "Acknowledging the Academic Rigor of Associate Degree Nursing Education: A Grounded Theory Study of Overcoming Failure,” Teaching and Learning in Nursing. October; 9 (4): 153–163.
DiCicco-Bloom, B & Cunningham, R. (2013) “The Experience of Information Sharing among Primary Care Clinicians with Cancer Survivors and their Oncologists,” Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice, 7 (1): 124-130.
DiCicco-Bloom B, Frederickson K, O’Malley D, Shaw E, Crosson JC, Looney, A. (Sept. 2007) “Developing a model social capital: Relationships in primary care,” Advances in Nursing Science, 30, 3, 13-24.
DiCicco-Bloom B, Crabtree, B. 2006. "The Qualitative Research Interview." Medical Education, 40(4): 314-321.
*Winner of the Silver Quill Award, 2009: Most Downloaded Paper in the Previous Year in the Journal Medical Education.
DiCicco-Bloom, B. 2003. "The Gendered and Racialized Experiences of Immigrant Nurses from Kerala, India." Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 15(1): 26-33.
Hedge, Radha, DiCicco-Bloom, B. 2002. "Working Identities: South Asian Nurses and the Transnational Negotiations of Race and Gender." Qualitative Research Report in Communication, 22: 27-35.
Revise and Resubmit
DiCicco-Bloom, B, Benjamin DiCicco-Bloom, “Benefits of Fluid-Alliancing: Respect, Information Sharing, and Nurse-Physician relationships in primary care settings.” Sociology of Health and Illness. 2015