HPNA, research, research agenda



  1. Campbell, Margaret L. PhD, RN, FAAN
  2. Happ, Mary Beth PhD, RN, FAAN
  3. Hultman, Todd PhD, APRN-BC, ACHPN
  4. Kirchhoff, Karin T. PhD, RN, FAAN
  5. Mahon, Margaret M. PhD, RN, FAAN
  6. Mayo, M. Murray PhD, RN
  7. McMillan, Susan PhD, ARNP, FAAN
  8. Raudonis, Barbara PhD, RN


The research committee of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association engaged in an iterative process to develop a research agenda for the association that is expected to provide a focus for graduate students and junior and senior researchers and guide our organization's research funding. In addition, this agenda will illustrate to stakeholders the importance of these research foci. The focus of this article is twofold: to describe the process for developing the agenda and describe the agenda itself with rationale for the foci.