Member Biography


Susan E. Hickman

Susan Hickman, Ph.D.

1111 Middle Drive
NU E419
Indianapolis, IN 46220

Phone: (317) 274-0032
Fax: (317) 274-2411
Homepage: http://nursing.iupui.edu/directory/hickmans

Research Program Membership

Associate Professor
Nursing
IU School of Nursing

Co-Director, RESPECT (Research in Palliative and End-of-Life Communication and Training) Center

Dr. Susan Hickman's research focuses on ethical issues in end-of-life care. Currently, she has grants to study the role of family in decision-making with patients who have advanced cancer and to study the quality of decision-making about life-sustaining treatments. She has previously received NIH-funded to study the use of the POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) Program in nursing facilities. Dr. Hickman is Co-Director of the RESPECT (Research in Palliative and End-of-Life Communication and Training) Center funded under the IUPUI Signature Center Initiative. She is also a Senior Affiliate Faculty Member at the Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics and Co-Chair of the Indiana Patient Preferences Coalition.

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Ph.D. - University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 1997