Cecelia I. Roscigno, PhD RN CNRN
Specialty Area: Children’s Health, Disability Ethics, Healthcare Communication, Pediatric Neurosciences, Research, Traumatic Brain Injury
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School of Nursing, Family Health Division
Carrington Hall, CB #7460
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7460
- paralinguistic factors
- tone of voice.
- emphasis on particular words.
- the rhythm of speaking.
- non-verbal factors
- body gestures.
- body positioning.
- eye contact.
- attention and listening.
- physical contact appropriate to the relationship/context or culture.
- Sounds that are not words (e.g., a huff, snort, whistle)
- contextual and organizational factors
- at what point in time the patient or family members are talked to in relation to a key health event or decision.
- how frequently the patient or family members are updated.
- the amount of time given to important discussions, especially relative to the gravity of the decision to be made.
- who is present and who is absent.
- what information is discussed and what information is omitted.
- how the patient or family members are involved in the conversation and how well the provider listens to the patient/family perspective to tailor the conversation to them.
- whether patients or family members receive contradictory messages from other providers.
- rules/policies that prevent patients/families from getting information and being involved in decision-making.
|2011 – 2013||Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NINR T32: Interventions for Prevention/Management of Chronic Illness (T32 NR007091).|
|2010 - Present||Associate Scholar, University of Washington Center for Local StrategiesResearch.|
|2009 – 2010||Disability Ethics Scholar, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.|
|2009 – 2011||Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Illinois at Chicago, Irving B. Harris Faculty Initiative Dept. of Women, Children, & Family Health Sciences.|
|8/2008||PhD, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.|
|2005 – 2007||Trainee, Leadership in Education and Neurodevelopmental related Disabilities (LEND), Maternal and Child Health Bureau, University of Washington.|
|2005 – 2007||Predoctoral Research Fellow, NINR Individual Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA), Children’s Experiences Following Traumatic Brain Injury.|
|2002 – 2005||Predoctoral Nursing Research Fellow, NINR Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, University of Washington.|
|2003||National Institute of Nursing Research Summer Genetics Institute, Georgetown University.|
|2002||MN, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Advanced Practice Independent Options in Neurosciences.|
|1996||Bachelor of Science, Nursing (Honors). University of Florida, College of Nursing, Gainesville, Florida|
|2009||Dissertation Award in Nursing Science, School of Nursing, University of Washington.|
|2008||Carol A. Lindeman Award for a New Researcher, Western Institute of Nursing Research.|
|2007||Gatzert Child Welfare Fellowship, University of Washington.|
|2006||Martha E. Brill Scholars Award, American Nurses Foundation.|
|2005||Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, NINR, NIH (1 F31 NR009599-02).|
|1996||BSN with Honors, University of Florida.|
|1996||Inducted, Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing.|
|1993||Inducted, Golden Key Honor Society.|
- Interpersonal Communication in Healthcare.
- Organizational and interpersonal communication as quality and safety indicators.
- The intersection of children’s traumatic brain injury and their social environments (friends, neighbors, school, church, medical system, community, and culture) with the family.
- Narrative medicine and story-telling as ways to help healthcare providers and society become more empathetic and caring.
- Disability as not only a health condition, but a health experience that is shaped by the responses of the social world.
- Disability Ethics.
- Patients’ and families’ notions of caring in particular healthcare contexts.
- Normal brain development and pathophysiology of neurological and neurosurgical conditions.
|Roscigno, C. I., Fleig, D. K., & Knafl, K. (2014). Parent management of the school reintegration needs of children and youth following moderate or severe traumatic brain injury. Disability & Rehabilitation, 27; 1-11.doi:10.3109/09638288.2014.933896|
|Kavanaugh, K., Roscigno, C.I., Swanson, K.M., Savage, T.A., Kimura, R.E., & Kilpatrick, S.J. (2013). Perinatal palliative care: Parent perceptions of caring in interactions surrounding counseling for risk of delivering an extremely premature infant. Palliative and Supportive Care. Available E-pub ahead of press. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1478951513000874.|
|Roscigno, C. I., Grant, G., Savage, T. A., & Philipsen, G. (2013). Parent perceptions of early prognostic encounters following children’s severe traumatic brain injury: “Locked up in this cage of absolute horror”. Brain Injury, 27(13-14), 1536-1548. PMCID: PMC3840124. doi: 10.3109/02699052.2013.831122.|
|Roscigno, C. I., Savage, T. A., Grant, G., Philipsen, G. (2013). How healthcare provider talk with parents of children following severe traumatic brain Injury is perceived in early acute care. Social Science and Medicine, 90, 32-39. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2013.04.017.|
|Roscigno, C. I. (2013). Challenging nurses’ cultural competence of disability to improve interpersonal interactions. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 45(1), 21-37. doi: 10.1097/JNN.0b013e318275b23b.|
|Roscigno, C. I., Savage, T. A., Kavanaugh, K., Moro, T., Kilpatrick, S. J., Grobman, W. A., Strassner, H. T., &. Kimura, R. E. (2012). Divergent views of hope influencing communications between parents and hospital providers. Qualitative Health Research, 22, 1232-1246. doi: 10.1177/1049732312449210|
|Roscigno, C. I., Swanson, K. M., Vavilala, M. S. & Solchany, J. (2011). Children’s longing for everydayness: Life following traumatic brain injury in the USA. Brain Injury, 25, 882-894. doi:10.3109/02699052.2011.581638|
|Roscigno, C. I., & Swanson, K. M. (2011). Parents’ experiences following children’s moderate to severe traumatic brain injury: A clash of cultures. Qualitative Health Research, 21, 1413-1426. doi: 10.1177/1049732311410988|
|Roscigno, C. I. & Van Liew, K. (2008). Pushed to the margins and pushing back: A case study of one adult's reflections on social interactions following a traumatic brain injury sustained as an adolescent. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 40(4), 212-221.|
|Vavilala, M. S., Muangman, S., Waitayawinyu, P., Roscigno, C., Jaffe, K., et al. (2007). Neurointensive care; impaired cerebral autoregulation in infants and young children early after inflicted traumatic brain injury: A preliminary report. Journal of Neurotrauma, 24, 87-96.|
|Vavilala, M. S., Muangman, S., Tontisirin, N., Fisk, D., Roscigno, C., et al. (2006). Impaired cerebral autoregulation and 6 month outcome in children with severe traumatic brain injury: preliminary findings. Developmental Neuroscience, 28, 348-353.|
|Roscigno, C. I. (2004). Neuronal pathway finding: From neurons to initial neural networks. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 36, 263-272.|
|Roscigno, C. I. (2002). Periventricular leukomalacia: Pathophysiological concerns due to immature development of the brain. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 34, 296-302.|
|Roscigno, C. I. (2002). Addressing spasticity related pain in children with spastic cerebral palsy. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 34, 123-133.|