Dr. Hayes studies the quality of life and health care practices among rural Appalachian
older adults. She is currently the PI on a HRSA grant that provides primary health
care to public housing residents and in-home care to older adults experienceing complex
chronic diseases. She has recently completed a project as principal investigator on
a nursing sub-award from the Department of Housing and Urban Development Senior Options
Program to the Johnson City Housing Authority. With this funding, she is exploring
quality of life for older adults in public housing, and testing a conceptual model
for case management using a nurse practitioner intervention. Funding for previous
studies has been obtained from the American Nurses Foundation and ETSU Research Development
Committee. She has published her finding in journals such as International Journal of Qualitative Research, Journal of Holistic Nursing, Seminar
for Nurse Managers
and others. She presents her work nationally. Dr. Hayes teaches research in the DNP
program. In the PhD program she teaches philosophy of science, phenomenology and concept
development and analysis.
Rasmussen, S. L., & Hayes, P. A. (2014). An overview of case management. In J. Dunham-Taylor & J. Z. Pinczuk (Eds.),
Financial management for nurse managers: Merging the heart with the dollar (3rd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
Mullins, C., Hayes, P., & Stidham, A. (2013, November). Effects of an educational program: Increasing the acute care interdisciplinary discharge
team’s knowledge of the PACE Referral Process in the Southern Appalachian Region. Medical Challenges Conference.