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Swanson-Kauffman, K.M. (1981). Echocardiography: An access route to the heart. Critical Care Nurse, 1(6), 20-26.

Swanson-Kauffman, K.M. (1986). A combined qualitative methodology for nursing research. Advances in Nursing Science, 8(3), 58-69.

Swanson-Kauffman, K.M. (1986). Caring in the instance of unexpected early pregnancy loss. Topics in Clinical Nursing, 8(2), 37-46.

Swanson-Kauffman, K.M. (1987). Overview of the balancing act: Having it all. Health Care of Women International, 8(2-3), 1-8.

Swanson-Kauffman, K.M. (1988). There should have been two: Nursing care of parents experiencing the perinatal death of a twin. Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing, 2(2), 78-86.

Swanson, K.M. (1990). Providing care in the NICU: Sometimes an act of love. Advances in Nursing Science, 13(1), 60-73.

Swanson, K.M. (1991). Empirical development of a middle range theory of caring. Nursing Research, 40(3), 161 166.

Swanson, K.M. (1993). Commentary: The phenomena of doing well in people with AIDS, Western Journal of Nursing Research, 15(1), 56.

Swanson, K.M. (1993). Nursing as informed caring for the well-being of others. Image, 25(4), 352-357.

Swanson, K.M. (1995). Commentary: The power of human caring: Early recognition of patient problems. Scholarly Inquiry for Nursing Practice, 319-21.

Swanson , K.M. (1998) Caring made visible. Creative Nursing Journal., 4(4), 8-11, 16.

Swanson, K.M. (1999). The effects of caring, measurement, and time on miscarriage impact and women’s well-being in the first year subsequent to loss. Nursing Research, 48(6), 288-298.

Swanson, K.M. (1999). Research-based practice with women who have had miscarriages. Image, 31(4) 339-345.

Swanson, K.M. (2000). Predicting depressive symptoms after miscarriage: A path analysis based on Lazarus’ paradigm. Journal of Women’s Health and Gender-based Medicine, 9(2), 191-206.

Yorkston, K. M., Klasner, E. R., & Swanson, K. M. (2001). Communication in context: A qualitative study of the experiences of individuals with multiple sclerosis. American Journal of Speech Language Pathology, 10, 126-137.

Quinn, J., Smith, M., Ritenbaugh, C., Swanson, K. M., Watson, M.J. (2003). Research guidelines for assessing the impact of the healing relationship in clinical nursing. Alternative Therapies, May/June 2003, Vol. 9, No. 31A. 69-79.

Swanson, KM, Karmali, Z, Powell, S. & Pulvermahker, F. (2003). Miscarriage effects on interpersonal and sexual relationships during the first year after loss: Women’s perceptions. Journal of Psychosomatic Medicine, 65(5), 902-10.

Swanson, KM & Wojnar, D. (2004). Optimal healing environments in nursing. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 10, (S-43 -S-48).

Jennings, B.M., Loan, L. A., Heiner, S.L., Hemman, E.A., & Swanson, K.M. (2005). Soldiers’ experiences with military health care. Military Medicine, 170(12), 999-1004.

Jennings, B.M., Heiner, S.L., Loan, L.A., Hemman, E.A., & Swanson, K.M (2005). What really matters to health care consumers. Journal of Nursing Administration. 35(4), 173-180.

Wojnar, D. & Swanson, K.M. (2006). Why shouldn’t lesbian women who miscarry receive equal consideration? A viewpoint. Journal of GLBT Family Studies. 2(1), 1-12.

Grant, S. & Swanson, K. M. (2006). Stemming the tide of the nursing shortage. The CERNER Quarterly, 2 (2), 34-45.

Swanson, KM, Connor S, Jolley SN, Pettinato M, & Wang TJ. (2007). Contexts and evolution of women’s responses to miscarriage during the first year after loss. Res Nurs Health. Feb;30(1), 2-16.

Wojnar, D. & Swanson, KM. (2007). Phenomenology: An exploration. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 25(3), 172-80.

Swanson, K. M., Chen, H. T., Graham, J. C., Wojnar, D. M.. & Petras, A. (2009). Resolution of depression and grief during the first year after miscarriage: A randomized controlled clinical trial of couples-focused interventions. J Women’s Health and Gender-based Medicine, 18(8), 1245-1257.

Booth-Laforce C., Scott C. S., Heitkemper M. M., Cornman B. J., Bond E. F., & Swanson K. M. (2010). Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) attitudes and competencies of nursing students and faculty; results of integrating CAM into nursing curriculum. Journal of Professional Nursing, 26(5), 293-300. doi:10.1016/j.profnurs.2010.03.003

Wojnar, D., Swanson, K. M., Aldolfsson, A. (2011). Confronting the inevitable: A conceptual model of miscarriage for use in clinical practice and research. Death Studies, 35(6), 536-558(23).

Roscigno C. I., Swanson K. M. (2011). Parent’s experiences following children’s moderate to severe traumatic brain injury: A clash of cultures. Qualitative Health Research, 21(10), 1413-1426. doi 10.1177/1049732311410988.

Roscigno C. I., Swanson K. M., Solchany J., Vavilala M. (2011). Children’s longing for everydayness: Life following traumatic brain injury in the USA. Brain Injury, 25(9), 882-94.


Swanson-Kauffman, K.M. (1987). Guest Editor of Women and Careers Issue, Health Care of Women International, 8(2-3).
Reprinted as: Swanson-Kauffman, K.M. (1987). Women’s Work, Families, and Health, New York: Hemisphere.

Swanson-Kauffman, K.M. (1988). The caring needs of women who miscarry. In M.M. Leininger (Ed.), Care: Discovery and uses in clinical and community nursing.

Swanson-Kauffman, K.M. & Schonwald, E. (1988). Phenomenology. In B. Sarter (Ed.), Paths to Knowledge: Innovative Research Methods for Nursing. New York: NLN Publications.

Swanson-Kauffman, K.M. & Roberts, J. (1990). Caring in parent and child nursing. Knowledge About Care and Caring: State of the Art and Future Development. Washington, D.C.:ANA/American Academy of Nursing.

Swanson, K.M. (1999). What’s known about caring in nursing: A literary meta-analysis. In A.S. Hinshaw, J. Shaver, and S. Feetham (Eds). Handbook of Clinical Nursing Research. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 31-60. (refereed publication)

Swanson, K.M. (2001). A program of research on caring. In ME Parker (Ed) Nursing Theories and Nursing Practice, FA Davis Co.

Swanson, K.M. (2002). Caring Professional Scale. In J. Watson (Ed) Assessing and Measuring Caring in Nursing and Health Science, Springer Publishing Company.

Swanson, K.M. (2007). Enhancing Nurses’ Capacity for Compassionate Caring. In M. Koloroutis, J. Felgen, C. Person, & S. Wessel (Ed) Relationship-Based Care Field Guide. Minneapolis: Creative Help Care Management, pp.502-507.


Swanson-Kauffman, K.M. (1984). A methodology for the study of nursing as a human science. Alpha Kappa Chapter at Large News, Spring, 3.

Swanson-Kauffman, K.M. (1987). Caring in the instance of unexpected early pregnancy loss. Counselor Connection, 3(2), 2-5. (Reprint of Swanson-Kauffman, K.M., 1986, Topics in Clinical Nursing.)

Swanson-Kauffman, K.M. (1987). Overview of the balancing act: Having it all. In K. Swanson-Kauffman (Ed.). Women’s Work, Families and Health, New York: Hemisphere. (Reprint of Swanson-Kauffman, K.M. 1987, Health Care of Women International.)

Swanson-Kauffman, K.M. (1988). Miscarriage: An often overlooked maternal loss. Perinatal Newsletter, 2(3), 1.