Gwen Sherwood, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor & Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School of Nursing
Carrington Hall, CB #7460
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7460
Phone: (919) 966-3734
Specialty Area: Systems/Policy/Informatics
Gwen D. Sherwood, PhD, RN, FAAN is Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing. Her program of scholarship evolved from a model for caring relationships which led to examination of patient satisfaction with pain management, particularly from a multicultural perspective and the development of a Spanish Language tool, the Houston Pain Outcome Instrument. She also applied the caring model to spiritual dimensions of care and the impact on healthy work environments and helped develop the Methodist Caring Tool to examine patient satisfaction with caring. Through her work at the University of Texas at Houston School of Nursing she was co-investigator with the Medical School’s Center for Patient Safety to examine teamwork as a variable in patient safety.
Dr. Sherwood is co-investigator on Phases I, II, and III of the award winning Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) initiative funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to transform nursing curriculum to prepare nurses in quality and safety for redesigned health care systems. She is nursing leader for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University Inter-professional Patient Safety Education Collaborative to measure effectiveness of teaching modalities for interdisciplinary teamwork training involving nursing and medical students. She participates in the annual Telluride Science Institute on interprofessional education with the University of Illinois at Chicago and is a member of the National Patient Safety Foundation Research Committee. She is co-editor of the International Textbook on Reflective Practice. She has been a leader in developing nursing education across borders, working with nursing faculty in China, Thailand, Macau, Mexico, England and Kenya.
She is Past President of the International Association for Human Caring and is serving a second term as Vice President of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing.
Simmons, D. & Sherwood, G. (2010). Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Department Nurses' Descriptions of Working Together: Building Team Relationships to Improve Safety. Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America, 22 (2) 253-260
Hobgood, C., Sherwood, G., Frush, K., Hollar, D., Maynard, L., Foster, B., Sawning, S., Woodyard, D., Durham, C., Wright, M., Taekman, J. on behalf of the Interprofessional Patient Safety Education Collaborative (2010). Teamwork training with nursing and medical students: Does the method matter? Results of an interinstitutional interdidsciplinary collaboration. Quality and Safety in Health Care 19; 1-6 originally published online April 27, 2010; doi: 10.1136/qshc.2008.031732
Gordon, D, Polomano, R, Pellino, T, Turk, D, McCracken, L, Sherwood, G., et al. (2010). Revised American Pain SocietyPatient Outcome Questionnaire (APS-POQ-R) for Quality Improvement of Pain Management in Hospitalized Adults - Preliminary Psychometric Evaluation. Journal of Pain. 11(11):1172-1186. First published on-line April 2010 http://www.jpain.org/inpress.
Cronenwett, L., Sherwood, G. & Gelmon, S. (2009). Improving quality and safety education: The QSEN Learning Collaborative. Nursing Outlook. 57(6), 304-312.
Cronenwett, L., Sherwood, G., Pohl, J, Barnsteiner, J., Moore, S., Taylor Sullivan, D., Ward, D. & Warren, J.(2009). Quality and Safety Education for Advanced Practice Nursing Practice. Nursing Outlook. 57(6), 338-348.
Horton-Deutsch, S. & Sherwood, G. (2008). Reflection: An educational strategy to develop emotionally competent nurse leaders. Journal of Nursing Management. December 16 (8), 946-954.
Durham, C. & Sherwood, G (2008). Education to bridge the quality gap: A case study approach. Journal of Urologic Nursing, Special Topic Issue on Quality. 28(6), 431-438.
Qu, S, Zheng, L, Sherwood, G, &McNeil, J. (2008). Pain management outcome in Chinese patients. Western Journal of Nursing Research. December 2008, 30,975-990. Posted July 8, 2008http://wjn.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/0193945908319576v1
Sherwood, G & Drenkard, K. (2007). Quality and safety curricula in nursing education: Matching practice realities. Nursing Outlook 55(3), 151-155.
Cronenwett, L., Sherwood, G., Barnsteiner, J., Disch, J., Johnson, J., Mitchell, P., Taylor Sullivan, D. & Warren, J.(2007). Quality and safety education for nurses. Nursing Outlook 55(3), 122-131.
Smith E, Cronenwett L.& Sherwood G, (2007). Quality and safety education: Prelicensure nursing educator views. Nursing Outlook 55(3), 132-137.
Sherwood, G. (2006). Appreciative Leadership: Building Customer Driven Partnerships. JONA. 36(12), 551-7.
Freshwater, D., Sherwood, G., & Drury, V. (2006). International research collaboration: Issues, benefits, and challenges of the global network. Journal of Research in Nursing 11(4), 295-303.
Sherwood, G., McNeill, J., Hernandez, L., Penarrieta, I., Peterson, J. (2005). A multinational study of pain management among Hispanics. An evidence-based approach. Journal of Research in Nursing 10, 403-423.
Sherwood, G., & Liu, H. (2005). International collaboration for developing graduate education in China. Nursing Outlook, 53(1), 15-20.
McNiel, N., Mackey, T., & Sherwood, G. (2004). Quality and customer service aspects of faculty practice. Nursing Outlook, 52(4), 189-196.
Thomas, E., Sherwood, G., Mulhollem, J., Sexton, J., & Helmreich, R. (2004). Working together in the neonatal intensive care unit: Provider perspectives. Journal of Perinatology, 24, 552-559.
McNeill, J., Sherwood, G., & Starck, P. (2004). The hidden error of mismanaged pain: A systems approach. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 25(1), 47-58.
McNeill, J., Sherwood, G., Starck, P., Palos, G., Disnard, G. & Rodriguez, T. (Fall 2003). Design strategies in pain management research with Hispanics. Hispanic Health Care International, 2(2), 73-80.
Thomas, E., Sherwood, G., & Helmreich, R. (September/October 2003). Lessons from aviation: Teamwork to improve Patient safety. Nursing Economics, 21(5), 241-243.
Sherwood, G. (September/October 2003). Leadership for a healthy work environment: Caring for the human spirit. Nurse Leader, 1(5), 36-40.
Sherwood, G., McNeill, J., Palos, G., & Starck, P. (2003) Perspectives on pain: A qualitative analysis of the Hispanic pain experience. Nursing Times Research, 8(5), 364-377.
Wolf, Z., Freshwater, D., Miller, M., Jones, R. & Sherwood, G. (2003). A standard of care for caring: A Delphi study. International Journal for Human Caring, 7(1), 34-42.
Sherwood, G., McNeill, J., Starck, P. & Disnard, G. (2003). Changing acute pain management outcomes in surgical patients. AORN Journal, 77(2), 374-395.
Sherwood, G., Thomas, E., Simmons, D. & Lewis, P. (2002). A teamwork model to promote patient safety in critical care. Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America, 14, 333-340.
Thompson, C., Adams-McNeill, J, Sherwood, G. & Starck, P. (2001). Using collaborative research to facilitate student learning. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 23(5), 504-516.
Starck, P., Sherwood, G., Adams-McNeill, J. & Thomas, E. (2001). Identifying and addressing medical errors in Pain Mismanagement. Joint Commission Journal on Quality Improvement, 27(4), 191-199.
Adams-McNeill, J., Sherwood, G., Starck, P. & Nieto, B. (2001). Pain management outcomes for hospitalized Hispanic patients. Pain Management Nursing, 2(1), 25-36.
Sherwood, G., Adams-McNeill, J., Starck, P., Nieto, B., & Thompson, C. (2000). Qualitative assessment of hospitalized patients' satisfaction with pain management. Research in Nursing & Health, 23, 486-495.
Cohen, M., Headley, J., & Sherwood, G. (2000). Spirituality and bone marrow transplantation: When faith is stronger than fear. International Journal for Human Caring, 4(2), 41-48.
Starck, P., Adams-McNeill, J., Sherwood, G. & Thompson, C. (2000). What nursing administrators need to know: Pain management report cards. Nursing Administration Quarterly, 24(3), 78-81.
Adams-McNeill, J.Starck, P., & Sherwood, G. (2000). Pain management outcomes: Issues for advanced practice nurses. The Internet Journal of Advanced Nursing Practice 2000, 4(1). http://www.icaap.org/ iuicode184.108.40.206, 12 pps.
Sherwood, G. (2000). The power of nurse-client encounters: Interpreting spiritual themes. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 18(2), 159-175.
Hawkins, V. & Sherwood, G. (1999). The pyramid model: An integrated approach for evaluating continuing education programs and outcomes. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 30(5), 203-212.
Sherwood, G., (1999). Meta-synthesis: Merging qualitative studies to develop nursing knowledge. International Journal for Human Caring, 3(1), 37-42.
Adams, J., Sherwood, G., Starck, P. L., & Thompson, C. J. (1998). Assessing clinical outcomes: Patient satisfaction with pain management. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 16(1), 29-40.
Starck, P. L., Adams, J., Sherwood, G., & Thompson, C. (1997). Development of a pain management report card for an acute care setting. Advanced Practice Nursing Quarterly, 3(2), 57-63.
Sherwood, G. (1997). Nurse practitioner descriptions of primary care centers: Opportunities for ownership. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 9(10), 463-469.
Sherwood, G., (1997, Summer). Meta-synthesis of qualitative analyses of caring: Defining a therapeutic model of nursing. Advanced Practice Nursing Quarterly, 3 (1), 32-42.)
Sherwood, G. (1997). Patterns of caring: The healing connection of interpersonal harmony. International Journal for Human Caring, 1(1), 30-38.
Adams, J., Kotarba, J., Sherwood, G., & Engebretson, J. (1996). An ethnographic assessment of an academic nursing center. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 8(8), 365-371.
Sherwood, G. (1996). Nurse administrators' perceptions of the impact of continuing nursing education in underserved areas. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 27(3), 124-130.
Sherwood, G. (1995). Creating change through partnership: Developing continuing education resources in rural areas. The Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 15(2), 101-106.
Sherwood, G. (1995). The chemistry of nurses' caring: A model for humane health care. Humane Medicine: A Journal of the Art and Science of Medicine, 11(2), 62-65.
Sherwood, G. (1994). Educational outreach in a rural underserved area. NursingConnections, 7(2), 5-15.
Armstrong, M. & Sherwood, G. (1994). Site coordinators: A critical component in providing quality nursing education at distance sites. Journal of Nursing Education, 33(3), 175-177.
Sherwood, G., Armstrong, M., & Bond, M.L. (1994). Distance education programs: Defining issues of assessment, accessibility, and accommodation. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 25(6), 251-257.
Duchin, S. & Sherwood, G. (1990). Posters as an educational strategy. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 21(5), 205-208.
Sherwood, G. (1990). Planning an educational activity: From idea to implementation. AORN Journal, 51(6), 1586-1590.