Lazelle Benefield

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Lazelle Benefield


Benefield, Lazelle (HSC)
Dean and Parry Endowed Professor

Department of:

College of Nursing/Donald W Reynolds Cntr Ger Nur -Director
College of Nursing/Center for Nursing Research -Dean and Parry Endowed Professor

Center of:


University of Florida, Gainesville, FL   BSN   1976
University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL   MSN   1978
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA   PhD, Urban Management   1989
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence, Little Rock, AR   Post-doc Fellow, Geriatric and Health Services Research   2005

Professional Interest/Expertise/Specializations:
Distance caregiving of older adults living at home, distance caregiving needs of persons with Alzheimer's disease, case management of community-based elders, distance caregiving and technology innovation; Reynolds Center of Geriatric Nrusing Excellence, OUHSC


Research Projects:

The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence

Selected Publications:

Enriching the lives of long-term care residents with technologies
   Tak, S.H., Benefield, L.E., Mahoney, D.F.
Research in Gerontological Nursing
Meeting the Challenges of Long-Distance Caregiving. Coping with Cancer
   Benefield, L.E.

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