Faculty and Staff
Beverly Kopala, PhD, RN
Title/s: Associate Professor
Office #: BVM, Room 908, LSC
Decision making and risk taking in home health care
Pediatric nurse practitioner role
Professional & Community Affiliations
Selected Professional Society Memberships:
Sigma Theta Tau
American Society for Bioethics and Humanities
Recent Publications/Contributions to Nursing Literature:
Kopala, B. (2004). The influence of pressure on nurses' moral capacity. In D.C. Thomasma & D.N. Weisstub. (Eds.), Variables of moral capacity. Boston: Kluwer Academic Press.
Kopala, B. & Burkhart, L. (Jan-March, 2005). Ethical dilemma and moral distress: Proposed new NANDA diagnoses. International Journal of Nursing Terminologies and Classifications, 16(1), 3-13.
Burkhart L. & Kopala, B. (2008). Co-author of NANDA nursing diagnoses: Moral Distress (pp. 318-320) and a revision of nursing diagnosis: Decisional Conflict (pp. 224-228). In B.J. Ackley & G.B. Ladwig, Nursing diagnosis handbook: An evidenced-based guide to planning care (8th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby Elsevier.
Burkhart, L. & Kopala, B. (2008). Co-author of NANDA nursing diagnoses: Moral Distress (pp. 316-317) and a revision of nursing diagnosis: Decisional Conflict (pp. 245-248). In G.B. Ladwig & Ackley, B.J. (2nd ed.).Mosby's guide to nursing diagnosis. St. Louis: Mosby Elsevier.
Burkhart, L. & Kopala, B. (2008). Revision of NICs: Values Clarification (p. 786). In Bulechek, G.M., Butcher, H.K. & Dochterman, J.M. Nursing interventions classification (NIC). (5th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby.