K. Joy Buck, PhD,MSN

Associate Professor
School of Nursing, Eastern Division
Principal Investigator: "Bridges to Healthy Transitions"

Office: 2008 Professional Court, Martinsburg West Virginia
Phone: 304-596-6380 x6381
Email: jbuck@hsc.wvu.edu

Research Interests:

Dr. Buck is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing and an Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Eastern Division. She is located at the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, Eastern Division in Martinsburg, WV. She has pre and postdoctoral research training in policy history, policy research, and qualitative research methods. Her research interests include community-based participatory research; palliative care needs of chronically ill rural populations, and transitions in complex chronic illness. Dr. Buck's current research project, titled "Building Capacity for Rural Integrated Palliative Care: Bridges to Healthy Transitions, is funded by NIH.

Selected Publications:

  1. Buck, J. (2013). Transitions and Missed Opportunities in Rural Advanced Illness (SA527-C). Journal of pain and symptom management, 45(2), 412.
  2. Buck, J., Kutner, J., Reifsnyder, J., & Swinford, S. (2013). Building Teams and Bridges to Healthy Transitions (P24). Journal of pain and symptom management, 45(2), 330-331.
  3. Smothers, A. & Buck, J. (2012) An Evaluation of a Practice Change to Increase Understanding of the Use of Non-Pharmacological Interventions for the Treatment of Dyspnea in Hospice Patients, Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing.
  4. Remington, R., Buck, H., Buck, J., Campbell, M., Foster, T., Head, B., Lunney, J., Morgan, B., Prevost, S. (2012).  HPNA Research Agenda, 2012-2015, Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing.  14 (2): 158-163, March/April. doi: 10.1097/NJH.0b013e3182467
  5. Buck, J. (2012). Palliative Care Needs in Rural Complex Chronic Illness: Do I have to die so my daughter can have a life?"  (416-B). Journal of pain and symptom management, 43(2), 384-385.
  6. Buck, J. (2011) Policy and the Reformation of Hospice: Lessons from the Past to Guide the Future of Palliative Care, Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing. 13(6):S35-S43, November. doi: 10.1097/NJH.0b013e3182331160.
  7. Buck, J., Paukstis, B., Rorick, C. C., & Applegate, B. (2011). Climbing Up Capitol Hill and Loving It: Influencing Health Care Through Legislation and Advocacy (P21). Journal of pain and symptom management, 41(1), 177-178.
  8. Buck, J. (2010) Nursing the Borderlands of Life:  Hospice and the Politics of Health Care Reform, in Lewenson, S. & D’Antonio, P. (eds). Nursing History: Interventions Through Time, New York: Springer Publishing Company, 201-220.
  9. Buck, J. (2009). “I am Willing to Take the Risk”: Politics, Policy and the Translation of the Hospice Ideal, Journal of Clinical Nursing 18 (19), 2700-2709.
  10. Buck, J.  (2007) Frameworks Used in Historical Research, in Lewenson, S. & Herrmann, E. (eds), Capturing Nursing History: A Guide to Historical Methods in Research, New York: Springer Publishing Company.    
Curriculum Vitae