Susan Hickman, Ph.D.
1111 Middle Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46220
Phone: (317) 274-0032
Fax: (317) 274-2411
Research Program Membership
IU School of Nursing
Co-Director, RESPECT (Research in Palliative and End-of-Life Communication and Training) Center
Dr. Hickman's research interests include:
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.
Ph.D. - University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 1997