Brief Vitae

Patricia Benner, R.N., Ph.D., F.A.A.N.
Professor, University of California-San Francisco

 

EDUCATION:
Pasadena City College

Pasadena College

University of California,
San Francisco

University of California, Berkeley

A.A.

B.A.

M.S.

 
Ph.D.

1964

1964

1970

 
1982

Nursing

Nursing

Medical-Surgical Nursing

Stress & Coping & Health

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
1966-67 Head Nurse, Coronary Care Unit, Kansas City General Hospital, Kansas City, MO
1967-68 Medical Intensive/Coronary Care Unit, Sequoia Hospital, Redwood City, CA
1968 Visiting Nurse, Visiting Nurses Association, Santa Clara County
1969 Intensive Care Staff Nurse, Stanford University Hospital & Medical Center, Stanford, CA
1970-75 Research Associate, University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing
1976-78 Research Assistant to Richard S. Lazarus, Stress & Coping & Aging, University of California, Berkeley, CA
1979-81 Project Director, AMICAE, San Francisco Consortium/University of San Francisco. Project: Achieving Methods of Intraprofessional Consensus, Assessment and Evaluation
1982-89 Associate Professor, Department of Physiological Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing
1991 Acting Chair, Department of Physiological Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing
1989-now Professor, Department of Physiological Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing


HONORS AND AWARDS:
1969-70 Title II Federal Traineeship-Public Health Service
1977-78 Predoctoral Fellowship-National Research Service Award, Division of Nursing, Health Resources Administration
1982 Selected as "Author of the Month" for "The Nursing Journal of the 80's"
1984 Book of the Year Award, Nursing Education; Book of the Year Award, Nursing Research, American Journal of Nursing, December 1984 for Benner, P., (1985) From Novice to Expert: Excellence and Power in Clinical Nursing Practice, Reading, Massachusetts; Addison-Wesley.
1989 National League for Nursing, the Linda Richards Award for Leadership in Education.
1990 Excellence in Nursing Research/Education Award, Organization of Nurse Executives-California.
1993 "Alumnus of The Year" Award, Point Loma College (formerly Pasadena College).
1994 Honorary Fellow, Royal College of Nursing, United Kingdom. (F.R.C.N..)
1996 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award for Advanced Nursing Practice for Benner, P., Tanner, C.A., Chesla, C.A. Expertise in Nursing Practice, Caring Clinical Judgment and Ethics. New York: Springer.
1995-96 Library Choice Award for Phillips, S. and Benner, P. (Eds.) (1994) The Crisis of Care: Affirming and Restoring Caring Practices in the Helping Professions. Wasington, D.C., Georgetown University Press.

PUBLICATIONS:
1985 Benner, P. Quality of life: Explanation prediction and understanding in nursing science.Advances in Nursing Science, 1, 1-14.
1985 Benner, P. Why does nursing need a theory? The Japanese Journal of Nursing Research, 18(1), 3-30.
1985 Benner, P. (1985). General systems theory and nursing. The Japanese Journal of Nursing Research, 18(1), 61-71.
1986 Allen, D., Benner, P., Diekelmann, N. Three paradigms for nursing research - Methodological implications. In P. L. Chin (Ed), Nursing Research Methodology (pp. 23-38). Rockville, MD: Aspen Publications
1987 Benner, P., & Tanner, C. Clinical judgment: How expert nurses use intuition. American Journal of Nursing, 87(1), 23-31. Translated into German and published in a German Nursing Research Journal, 1990.
1990 Benner, P. The moral dimensions of caring. In J.S. Stevenson, & T. Tripp Reimer (Eds.), Knowledge About Care and Caring: State of the Art and Future Developments (pp. 5-17). Kansas City, MO: American Academy of Nursing,
1990 Benner, P., Tanner, C., & Chesla, C. The nature of clinical expertise in intensive care units. Anthropology of Work Review, Vol XI(3). Washington, DC: American Anthropology Association.
1991 Benner, P. "Phenomenology as theory and method. The Japanese Journal of Nursing Research, Spring.
1991 Benner, P. The role of narrative experience and community in expert ethical comportment. Advances in Nursing Science, 14(2), 1-21.
1992 Benner, P., Tanner, C., & Chesla, C. From beginner to expert: Gaining a differentiated clinical world in critical care nursing. Advances in Nursing Science, 14(3), 13-28.
1992 Janson-Bjerklie, S., Ferketich, S., Benner, P., & Becker, G. The clinical markers of asthma severity and risk: Importance of subjective as well as objective factors. Heart and Lung, 21(3), 265-272.
1993 Becker, G., Janson-Bjerklie, S., Benner, P., Slobin, K., Ferketich, S. The dilemma of seeking urgent care: Asthma episodes and emergency service use. Social Science and Medicine, 37(3), 305-313.
1993 Janson-Bjerklie, S., Ferketich, S., Benner, P., & Becker, G.Predicting the outcomes of living with asthma. Research in Nursing and Health 16(4), 241-250.
1993 Tanner, C., Benner, P., Chesla, C., & Gordon, D. The phenomenology of knowing a patient. Image: The Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 25(4), 273-280.
1994 Benner, P., Janson-Bjerklie, S., Ferketich, F., & Becker, G. Moral dimensions of living with a chronic illness: Autonomy, responsibility and limits of control. In P. Benner (Ed.), Interpretative Phenomenology: Embodiment Caring and Ethics (pp. 225-254). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishing.
1994 Benner, P. (Ed). The tradition and skill of interpretive phenomenology. Interpretive Phenomenology (pp. 99-127). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishers.
1994 Benner, P. (Ed). Introduction. Interpretive Phenomenology: Embodiment, Caring and Ethics (xiii-xvii). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishers.
1995 Benner, P. A response by P.Benner to K.Cash, "Benner and expertise in nursing: A critique". Journal of Nursing Studies, 32, 527-534.
1996 Benner, P., Stannard, D., & Hooper, P.L. A "Thinking-in-Action" approach to teaching clinical judgment: A classroom innovation for acute care advanced practice nurses. 1:70-77.
1996 Benner, P. A dialogue between virtue ethics and care ethics. Theoretical Medicine 23,1-15.
1996 Benner, P., Gordon, S. Caring practice. In S. Gordon, P.Benner and N. Noddings. Caregiving, readings in knowledge, practice, ethics and politics. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 40-55.
1996 Benner, P. Survey reactions of Nursing leaders: A grim prognosis for health care? American Journal of Nursing, 96, 43.

BOOKS:
1984 Benner, P. From Novice to Expert: Promoting Excellence and Power in Clinical Nursing Practice. Menlo Park: Addison-Wesley. Translated into eight non-English languages.
1984 Benner, P. Work Meanings, and Stress and Coping of Mid-Career Men. New York: Praeger Scientific.
1988 Benner, P., & Wrubel, J. The Primacy of Caring, Stress and Coping in Health and Illness. Menlo Park: Addison-Wesley. Publication date: June 1988. Won 2 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Awards, Medical-Surgical Nursing and Issues in Health Care.
1994 Benner, P. (Ed.). Interpretive Phenomenology: Embodiment, Caring and Ethics in Health and Illness.Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
1994 Phillips, S., Benner, P. (Eds). The Crisis in Care: Affirming and Restoring Caring Practices in the Helping Professions. Washington, D.C. Georgetown University Press.
1996 Benner, P., Tanner, C., & Chesla, C. Expertise in Nursing: Caring, Clinical Judgment and Ethics. New York: Springer. Won Book of the Year Award, American Journal of Nursing, 1996.
1996 Gordon, S., Benner, P., & Noddings, N. (Eds). Caregiving: Readings in Knowledge, Practice, Ethics, and Politics. Philadelphia: University of Pennysylvania Press.
1998 Benner, P., Hooper-Kyriakides, P., Stannard, D. Clinical Wisdom and Interventions in Critical Care: A Thinking-In-Action Approach. Philadelphia: Saunders, In Press - To be published December, 1998.

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