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Edna K. Hamera, PhD, APRN
An associate professor in the KU School of Nursing, Edna K. Hamera has expanded her traditional teaching role to include several web-based graduate courses including psychiatric assessment for advanced nursing practice as well as psychiatric mental health nursing/short-term illness. In addition she practices at an indigent clinic and mental health center as an advanced practice nurse.
In her research role, Hamera is collaborating with colleagues in the KU School of Health Professions to address independent living skill training in individuals with schizophrenia. Skill training has focused on helping these individuals successfully negotiate grocery stores and other complex environments and more recently on weight loss.
Brown, c., Goetz, J. & Hamera, E. (2011) A randomized controlled Trial of a Weight Loss Intervention for People with Serious Mental Illness: Preliminary Results of the RENEW Program. Psychiatric Services. 62,7, 800-802.
Hamera, E. Pallikkathyil, L, Baker, D. & White, D. (2010) Descriptive study of shared decision making about lifestyle modifications with individuals who have psychiatric disabilities. JAPNA, 16(5), 280-287
Hamera, E. Goetz, J., Brown, C. & VanSciver, A. (2010) Safety considerations when promoting exercise in individuals with serious mental Illness. Psychiatry Research, 178, 220-222. PMCID: PMC2914161
October 2011 Hamera, E. Brown, C. & Goetz, J. Results of the RENEW Weight loss program. Poster presentation at APNA annual Conference, Anaheim, California.
Awarded 2nd place research poster presentation
April, 2011 Goetz J, Brown C, Hamera E, Van Sciver A Preliminary One-Year Results of the RENEW Program for Weight Loss Poster presentation at International Congress on Schizophrenia Research at Colorado spring, Colorado, April, 2011
October, 2010 Drew, B.L. Ghosh, D., Hamera, E. Sterns, A. a geospatial analysis of psychiatric mental health advanced practice nurses in the united states. Poster presentation at APNA annual Conference, 10/2010 Louisville, KT