|clinical leadership, healthcare processes and outcomes, care quality and safety, nursing care models|
2016: NIH Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health: National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, online and Washington DC (competitive award)
2015: Inaugural Evidence Based Practice and Nursing Research Award, Clinical Nurse Leader Association
2013: Emerging Scholars Forum Invitee, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
2013: New Investigator Award, Academy Health, Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues
2013: Graduate Dean Merit Scholar, University of San Diego
2012: Irene Palmer Nursing Research Award, University of San Diego
2008: Dean’s Scholar Award, University of San Diego
2007: Academic Excellence Scholarship, Sigma Theta Tau International, Theta Mu Chapter
|Miriam Bender received her PhD in Nursing Science in May 2013 from the University of San Diego Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, and joined the UCI Program in Nursing Science as an Assistant Professor in November 2014. Dr. Bender's research focuses on the relationships between the organization of care delivery, multi-professional practice dynamics, and patient care quality and safety outcomes. Care delivery foci include transitional and acute care models. Her most recent work seeks to characterize, measure, explain and evaluate an innovative model that integrates a new role, the clinical nurse leader (CNL), into nursing care delivery microsystems. This includes the development and empirical validation of a model for CNL practice that begins to elucidate the mechanisms by which CNL-integrated care delivery improves care environments and care quality. The model is currently being tested in diverse health systems across the country. This work has required advances in theoretical and methodological approaches to examine healthcare delivery, and attention to the ways healthcare data are generated and interpreted to measure healthcare delivery and outcomes. Implications include the identification of valid approaches to better understand the mechanisms of action for a variety of care models and to develop meaningful tools to measure their impact on care quality and safety. The goal is to produce a strong theoretical and empirical evidence base for models of care delivery that consistently impact quality patient outcomes and can be taken up across the healthcare spectrum.|
Bender, M., Elias D. (In Press). Reorienting esthetic knowing as an appropriate ‘object’ of scientific inquiry to advance understanding of a critical pattern of nursing knowledge in practice. Advances in Nursing Science.
Bender, M., Williams M., Su W., Hites, L. (In Press). Refining and validating a conceptual model of Clinical Nurse Leader integrated care delivery. Journal of Advanced Nursing. doi: 10.1111/jan.13113
Bender M., Williams M., Su W. (2016). Diffusion of a Nurse-led Healthcare Innovation: Describing Certified Clinical Nurse Leader Integration into Care Delivery. Journal of Nursing Administration. 46(7/8), 400-407. DOI: 10.1097/NNA.0000000000000365
Bender, M., Williams M., Su W., Hites, L. (2016). Clinical Nurse Leader integrated care delivery to improve care quality and safety: factors influencing perceived success. Journal of Nursing Scholarship. 48(4), 414-422. doi: 10.1111/jnu.12217
Bender M. (2016). Clinical Nurse Leader Integration Into Practice: Developing Theory To Guide Best Practice. Journal of Professional Nursing, 32(1), 32-40. doi: 10.1016/j.profnurs.2015.06.007
Bender M, Smith T (2016). Using administrative mental health indicators in heart failure outcomes research; a comparison of clinical records and international classification of disease coding. Journal of Cardiac Failure. 22(1), 56-60. doi:10.1016/j.cardfail.2015.08.002
Bender M. (2016). Conceptualizing Clinical Nurse Leader practice: an interpretive synthesis. Journal of Nursing Management. 24(1), E23-E31. DOI: 10.1111/jonm.12285
Williams M, Bender M (2015). Growing and sustaining the CNL initiative: shifting the focus from pioneering innovation to evidence-driven integration into healthcare delivery. Journal of Nursing Administration, 45(11), 540-543.
Gambling DR, Bender M, Faron S, Glaser D, Farrell TR. (2015). Prophylactic intravenous ephedrine to minimize fetal bradycardia after combined spinal-epidural labor analgesia: a randomized controlled study. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia, 62,1201-1208.
Bender M, Self B, Schroeder E, Giap B. (2015). Comparing the effectiveness of new-technology passive warming vs. traditional passive warming methods to optimize perioperative body core temperature. AORN journal, 102(2), 183.e1-183.e8. DOI: doi:10.1016/j.aorn.2015.06.005.
Bender M, Feldman MS. (2015). A practice theory approach to understanding the interdependency of nursing practice and the environment: implications for nurse-led care delivery models. Advances in Nursing Science, 38(2), 96-109.
Davis, C., Bender, M., Smith, T, Broad, J., (2015). Feasibility and Acute Care Utilization Outcomes of a Post-Acute Transitional Telemonitoring Program for Underserved Chronic Disease Patients. Telemedicine and e-Health, 21(9): 705-713. doi:10.1089/tmj.2014.0181.
Bender M, Smith T, Thompson J, Koucheki A, Holdy K. (2015). Predictors of suboptimal glycemic control for hospitalized patients with diabetes: targets for clinical action. Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management, 22(4), 159-167.
Bender M. (2014). The current evidence base for the clinical nurse leader: A narrative review of the literature. Journal of Professional Nursing, 30(2), 110–123.
Hoefer D., Johnson S. K., Bender M. (2013). Development and preliminary evaluation of an innovative advanced chronic disease care model. Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management, 20(9), 408-418.
Bender M., Connelly C. D., Brown C. (2013). Interdisciplinary collaboration: The role of the clinical nurse leader. Journal of Nursing Management, 21(1), 165-174.
Bender M, Connelly C. D., Glaser D., Brown C. (2012). Clinical nurse leader impact on microsystem care quality. Nursing Research, 61(5), 326-332.
Bender M., Mann L., Olson J. (2011). Leading transformation: Implementing the clinical nurse leader role. Journal of Nursing Administration, 41(7/8), 296-298.
|Grants||Irene Palmer Nursing Research Award; University of San Diego 01/06/2012-05/01/2013 Bender M. (PI) Developing a Clinical Nurse Leader practice model Role: PI|
|Center for Organizational Research; University of California Irvine 11/01/2014-09/01/2015 Bender M. (PI) Validating a theoretical model linking Clinical Nurse Leader practice to improved care quality and safety Role: PI|
|Commission on Nurse Certification 01/11/2014-09/31/2015 Bender, M (PI) Validating a Model for Clinical Nurse Leader Practice Role: PI|
|Academic Senate Research and Travel Award; University of California Irvine 1/26/2016-06/30/2016 Bender, M (PI) Implementation and effectiveness of an innovative care delivery model Role: PI|
|UL1 TR001414; National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences 4/1/2016-4/30/2017 Bender, M (PI) Developing capacity to conduct large-scale testing of an explanatory model of clinical nurse leader integrated care delivery: leveraging health system stakeholders Role: PI|
|Commission on Nurse Certification 07/01/2016-06/30/2017 Bender, M (PI) Implementation and effectiveness of CNL integrated nursing care delivery Role: PI|
Outcomes Research Specialist
Sharp HealthCare 2010—2014
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