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Gloria Duke, PhD, RN

Gloria Duke, PhD, RN

Title: Professor, Associate Dean for Research & Outreach
Department: Nursing
Building: BRB 2255
Email: gduke@uttyler.edu
Phone: 903.566.7023


  • PhD, RN
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Courses Recently Taught:

  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Nursing Research
  • Nurse as Educator
  • Contemporary Nursing Ethics

Research Interests:

Palliative and End-of-Life Care, with emphases on pain management and cultural issues

Current Research in Progress:

Attitudes About and Preferences for EOL Care in Persons of Jewish, Hindu, and Muslim Faiths and Living in Texas (September 2012-current)

Recent Awards:

  • Barbara Cushing Award of Excellence for Practice, Education and Research: April 2014
  • Bart Brooks Professorship in Ethics. Fall 2012-Fall 2016

Recent Publications:

  • Duke, G. & Petersen, S.  (2015). Pain management attitudes and preferences for care among Asians living in Texas; International Journal of Palliative Nursing. 21(1), 24-34.
  • Thompson, S., Mastel-Smith, B., Haas, B.K., Duke, G., Yarbrough, S., & Vardaman, S. (2014). U.S. military nurses caring for the enemy. International Journal for Human Caring,18(2), 61-70.
  • Hood, D. &  Duke, G. (2013). The nature and meaning of insulin pump use in emerging adults with Type 1 Diabetes. Diabetes Spectrum; online; to be published early 2015.
  • Duke, G. (2013).The interplay of spirituality and last days of life in persons born in Japan and living in Texas. The Qualitative Report, 18(44).
  • Duke, G. (2013). Attitudes regarding life-sustaining measures in people born in Japan, China, and Vietnam and living in Texas. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 19(2), 76-83.
  • Duke, G., Haas, B., Yarbrough, S., & Northam, S. (2013). Pain Knowledge and Attitudes in Baccalaureate Nursing Students and Faculty. Journal of Pain Management in Nursing

Recent Presentations:

  • Vulnerable Populations in Research: Ethical Considerations oral presentation Feb. 26, 2015 to Southern Nursing Research Society, Tampa, FL.
  • End-of-Life Care and Pain Management; Trinity Mother Francis Hospital, Tyler, TX, Sept 2014.
  • Research Ethics: Tools for Clinical Research Professionals; Association of Clinical Research Professionals; June 28, 2014; Dallas
  • Data Collection Strategies (co-presenter with J. Chilton); PhD Orientation, June 2014.
  • Grant Opportunities (co-presenter with S. Northam); PhD Orientation, June 2014.
  • Establishing Programs of Research (co-presenter with B. Haas); PhD Orientation, June 2014.
  • Dissertation Camp (co-presenter with B. Haas); PhD Orientation, June 2012, June 2014.
  • The IRB Process and Informed Consents; PhD Orientation,June 2013, 2014.
  • Publishing Within an Ethical Framework, PhD Orientation, June 2013, 2014.
  • Writing for Success: MSN Orientation, Jan 2014, August 2014, Jan 2015.
  • Research Ethics and the IRB Process, HRD doctoral students, Sept 2013
  • Research Ethics (2 different classes), UT Tyler Nursing Research UG class, Sept. 2013
  • Challenges of Sample Recruitment: A Roundtable Discussion, facilitator, CNHS, September 2013.
  • The IRB Process: UT Tyler Dr. S. Marmion’s graduate class, June 2013
  • Decision-Making: When is it the Right Time? Co-presented with Dr. Gary Gross, East Texas Medical Center, May 2013.
  • Research Ethics, UT Tyler Dr. J Velten’s UG class, Sept. 2013
  • Communications at End of Life; East Texas Medical Center; May 2013
  • Research Ethics: UT Tyler Dr. J. Evan’s UG class, April 2013
  • Opioid Administration & Monitoring for Sedation and Respiratory Depression: The Evidence; to CNHS faculty and students (2 presentations), March 2013
  • Research Ethics, UT Tyler Dr. J Velten’s UG class (2 different class presentations), Feb 2013
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