Dr. Vidette Todaro-Franceschi, is a tenured Professor and also appointed faculty at the Graduate Center nursing doctoral program, both of the City University of New York.  A registered nurse for 35 years, she has worked in a multiplicity of roles and settings as staff, head nurse, assistant director of nursing, clinical supervisor, clinical nurse specialist and educator. She earned her doctorate at New York University, Masters at Hunter College, CUNY, and undergraduate degrees (AAS and BSN) at the College of Staten Island, CUNY.  Her scholarly work includes seminal research in several areas in and out of nursing: a transdisciplinary philosophical inquiry on ideas of energy, for which she earned several awards; bereavement healing, end of life care nursing education, advance directives, and professional quality of life. She has developed novel healing interventions and is the author of two books, many articles, chapters and digital stories.  Her most recent book, published in late 2012 entitled Compassion Fatigue and Burnout in Nursing: Enhancing Professional Quality of Life has been listed on the RN to BSN Online Ultimate Reading List for Nurses, is in over 35 countries and has been translated into Swedish. Dr. Todaro-Franceschi has presented locally, nationally and internationally on many topics related to end of life/palliative care and professional quality of life. She holds advanced certification as a Fellow in Thanatology from the Association for Death Education and Counseling and has been an End of Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) Trainer since the first cohort in 2001. She coordinated the inaugural ELNEC Train-the-Trainer program for Health and Hospitals Corporation in NYC and she has individually ELNEC Trained over 2000 health care professionals.  Her current projects include a second edition of the book on compassion fatigue and burnout, and several digital stories.  

Scholarship / Publications

        Authored Books
-Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2015).  Samvetsstress och utmattningssyndrom inom omvårdnad. Sweden: Studentlitteratur. (Swedish translated edition of below book).
-Todaro-Franceschi, V.  (2013). Compassion fatigue and burnout in nursing: Enhancing professional quality of life. New York: Springer. First published Sept. 2012.
-Todaro-Franceschi, V.  (1999).  The enigma of energy:  Where science and religion converge. New York:  The Crossroad Publishing Co.  
        Chapters and Contributions
-Todaro-Franceschi, V.  (2013).  Caregiver burnout. In E. Capezuti, M. Malone, Katz & M. Mezey Enyclopedia of Eldercare (3rd Ed.) (p. 121-124).  New York: Springer.  
-Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2013).  Enhancing palliative and end-of-life care.  In J. L. Harris, L. Roussel & P. L. Thomas, Initiating and sustaining the clinical nurse leader role: A practical guide. (2nd Ed.) (p. 424). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett.  
-Coyle, N. &  Todaro-Franceschi, V.  (2012). Artificial nutrition and hydration. In K. Doka (Ed.) Ethics and end of life care: A case based approach. (pp. 85-97). American Hospice Foundation.  
-Todaro-Franceschi, V. (1995).  Vascular disorders.  In C. Paradiso (Ed.)  Lippincott's review series: Pathophysiology (pp. 53-75).  Philadelphia, PA:  Lippincott. 
       Select Articles
-Baumann, S. & Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2017). Graduate students reflections on elder and end-of-life care for prisoners. Nursing Science Quarterly, 30, (3), 253-259.
-Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2015). The ART of maintaining the “care” in healthcare.  Nursing Management, 46,(6), 53-55.  
-Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2014).  How to keep loving what you do, burning brightly. Nursesfyi Magazine, July.  
-Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2014).  Are you being bullied or are you a bully? New Jersey Nurse & Institute for Nursing Newsletter, July, p. 6. 
-Todaro-Franceschi, V. & Lobelo, A. (2014).  The voice of nurse educators on teaching end of life care in U.S. schools of nursing. Journal of Nursing Education  and Practice, 4, (4), 165-171.
-Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2013).  Critical care nurse perceptions of preparedness and ability to care for the dying and their professional quality of life. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 32, (4), 184-190. 
-Todaro-Franceschi, V. & Spellman, M.  (2013). End of life pedagogy, changes in death attitudes and power as knowing participation in change. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 3, (1), 120-125.
-Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2011). Changing the face of death: A pedagogic intervention. Journal of Professional Nursing, 27, (5), 315-319.
-Malinski, V. & Todaro-Franceschi, V.  (2011). Exploring co-meditation as a means of reducing anxiety and promoting relaxation in a nursing school setting. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 29, (4), 242-248. 
-Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2011). Re-patterning health professional death education: A matter of social justice for all. The Forum: The Quarterly Publication of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, 37, 26-27. 
-Todaro-Franceschi, V.  (2010). Two paradigms, different fruit: Mixing apples with  oranges. Visions:  The Journal of Rogerian Nursing Science, 17, (1), 44-50.
-Todaro-Franceschi, V.  (2009). Using an online community board for teaching, learning and student engagement on end-of-life care. Nurse Educator, 34, 150-151.
-Todaro-Franceschi, V.  (2008). Don’t worry about caring for the dying: It isn’t on the NCLEX. Paper, International Centre for Nursing Ethics Conference, Nursing Ethics and Health Care Policy: Bridging Local, National and International Perspectives, Yale University, CT (July).
-Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2008).  Clarifying the enigma of energy, philosophically speaking. Nursing Science Quarterly 21, 285-290.
-Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2007).  Imagining nursing practice in the year 2050: Looking through a Rogerian looking glass. Nursing Science Quarterly, 20, 229-231.  -Todaro-Franceschi, V.  (2006).  Synchronicity related to dead loved ones: A natural healing modality.  Spirituality and Health International, 7, 151-161. 
-Todaro-Franceschi, V.  (2003).  Mistakes in research:  An appeal for tolerance. Nursing Science Quarterly, 16, 110-113. 
-Todaro-Franceschi, V.  (2001).  Further reflections on energy fields.  Nursing Science Quarterly, 14, 182-186.
-Todaro-Franceschi, V.  (2001).  Pandimensional awareness, purposeful change and the kaleidoscopic cosmos. Visions: The Journal of Rogerian Nursing Science, 9, 52-57.
-Todaro-Franceschi, V.  (2001).  Energy:  A bridging concept for nursing science.  Nursing Science Quarterly, 14, 132-140.
-Todaro-Franceschi, V.  (1999).  The idea of energy as phenomenon and Rogerian science: Are they congruent?  Visions:  The Journal of Rogerian Nursing Science, 7, 30-41.

       Select Presentations (selected from last few years only)
-Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2017).  Compassion Counts. Winthrop University Hospital Fourth Annual Nursing Research Conference, Mineola, NY (Mar 3). Keynote. 
-Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2016).  The ART of Reaffirming Purpose in Health Care: Preventing Compassion Fatigue and Burnout. New York State Office of Mental Health Fall Educational Conference, Callicoon, NY (Nov 4). Closing Keynote (Endnote).
-Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2016).  The ART of Caring: Averting Compassion Fatigue and Burnout in HIV Care. Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, New Jersey Chapter, Princeton, NJ (Oct 7). Plenary.
-Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2016).  Keeping the Passion in Compassion: Enhancing Carer Quality of Life.  City University of New York Interdisciplinary Conference on Aging and End of Life Care, York College, City University of New York, Queens, NY (March 23).  Endnote.
-Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2015).  The Care Crisis: Addressing Compassion Fatigue and Burnout. Albany Medical College, NY/NJ AIDS Education & Training Center, NY State Community Health Webinar (Dec 8).
-Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2015).  The ART of Reaffirming Purpose: Healing A Wounded Workforce, American Holistic Nurses Association, New York Chapter Meeting (Nov 4).
-Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2015).  Facing Death, Compassion Fatigue and Burnout: A Primer for Carers. Ocean Medical Center, Palliative Care Education Day, Brick, NJ (Sept 30).  Keynote.
-Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2015).  The Power of Nurses and Professional Quality of Life: Cultivating Mindful Awareness, St Barnabas Nurse’s Week Celebration, Livingston, NJ (May 4).  Keynote.
-Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2015).  Rekindling the Fire to Burn Brightly.  New York State Psychiatric Institute, Nursing Grand Rounds, Columbia Pres, NY, NY (Apr 28). Keynote.
-Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2015).  The Care Crisis: Addressing Compassion Fatigue and Burnout. New York State Department of Corrections and Community (DOCC), Albany Medical College, NY/NJ AIDS Education & Training Center. Telecast lecture State-wide prison facilities, Albany NY (Feb 12). 
-Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2014).  Compassion Fatigue, Moral Distress, Burnout and Other Stuff… Its Time to Heal the Carers. 20th Annual Nursing Research Evidence-Based Practice Conference, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Englewood, NJ (Nov 14). Endnote. 
-Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2014).  Compassion Fatigue and Burnout:  The Good, Bad and Ugly. NJSNA Forum of Nurses in Advanced Practice, Annual APN Education Day: Sharing the Vision of Excellence in Healthcare (Nov 14). Plenary.
-Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2014).  Facing Death, Compassion Fatigue and Burnout: A Primer for Carers. 12th Annual Viola Shifrin Palliative Care Lecture Series, Hunter College, CUNY, NYC, NY (Oct. 22).
-Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2014).  The Care Crisis: Addressing Compassion Fatigue and Burnout. New York State Capital District, Association for Nursing in AIDS Care Annual Dinner, Albany, NY. (Oct. 8). Keynote.
-Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2014). Compassion Fatigue and Burnout in Healthcare: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.  St Peter’s Medical Center, Albany, NY (Sept. 25).  Visiting Scholar.
-Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2014). The Care Crisis: Addressing Compassion Fatigue and Burnout. Greater New York District, Association for Nursing in AIDS Care 25th Anniversary Conference. NY, NY (June 10).  Plenary.
-Todaro-Franceschi, V.  (2014). Compassion Fatigue in Nursing:  The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. New York State Office of Mental Health/American Psychiatric Nurses Association New York Chapter Conference, Malta/Saratoga Springs, NY (May 30). Plenary.
-Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2014).  Affirming the Passion for Caring. J. T. Mather Hospital, Annual Nurses Day Celebration Conference, Stonybrook, Hilton Gardens, Stonybrook, NY (May 12). Closing Keynote (Endnote).
-Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2014).  Constancy in the Midst of Change: Its All About Compassionate Caring.  NJ ELNEC Annual Conference,  (April 10). Closing Keynote (Endnote).
-Todaro-Franceschi, V.  (2013). Bullying and Incivility in Health Care: Isn’t that an Oxymoron? 1199 RN Labor Management Initiative 4th Annual Conference, Brooklyn, NY (Nov 12).  Keynote.
-Todaro-Franceschi, V.  (2013). Incivility, Bullying, Lateral Violence...A Wounded Workforce. 1199 Training Conference Dinner, Buffalo, NY (Nov 4).  Keynote.
-Todaro-Franceschi, V.  (2013).  Compassion Fatigue and Burnout in Nursing:  The Heart of the Matter.  The Annual Ann Baran Lecture, Trinitas Regional Medical Center, Elizabeth, NJ. (Oct 24). Keynote.
-Todaro-Franceschi, V.  (2013).  Reawakening the Passion for Caring. Barnabas Medical Center, Hospice and Palliative Care Annual Conference, Livingston, NJ (Oct 4th).  Keynote.
-Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2013).  Quality Caring and Professional Quality of Life. Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY (May 20). Visiting Scholar.
-Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2013).  Quality Caring: It’s All about Heart and Butterflies! Nyack College, School of Nursing, Nyack, NY (April 22). Keynote.