Davina Porock is Professor of Gerontology and Assistant Dean, Research and Innovation in the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing. Her formal education was undertaken in Western Australia at Curtin University of Technology (1982, 1992) and Edith Cowan University (PhD 1998). Professor Porock has worked in nursing practice, research and education in Australia, where she received all her formal nursing education, in the UK and in the USA. She and has held visiting professorships at the Universities of Nottingham and Christchurch Canterbury, University of Malaya, and at the University of Missouri and SUNY Buffalo in the USA.
Professor Porock’s work has been in the care of older adults approaching the end of life and in particular understanding the transition from recovery-focused care to end of life care, a holistic process she called recognising dying. She recorded a TEDx talk on this topic, called 'Healthy Dying', in April 2013. Through collaboration with interdisciplinary research teams Professor Porock’s research has been finely tuned to investigating the care of people with dementia particularly those living in long term care facilities or in hospital. This program of work introduced and opened up the under-researched area of person-centred approaches to care.
Porock, D., Bakk, L., Love, K., Pinkowicz, J., Barsness, S. & Sullivan, S. (2014). Coalesce and Connect: Building a National Network of Dementia Care Voices. Final Report Retirement Research Foundation, USA
Love, K., Femia, E., Barsness, S., & Porock, D. (2014). Promoting Change and Action in Person-Centered Practices Using a Multi-Media Approach. Final Report Commonwealth of Virginia Alzheimer’s and Related Diseases Research Award Fund, USA.
Pollock, K., Caswell, G., Harwood, R. & Porock+, D. (2013). Caring for frail or seriously ill older people on acute hospital wards. Final Report Alzheimer’s Society Research, UK.
Gladman, J., Porock, D., Griffiths, A., Clissett, P., Harwood, R., Knight, A., Jurgens, F., Jones, R., Schneider, J., & Kearney, F. (2011). Better Mental Health: Care for Older People in General Hospitals. Final report NIHR Service Delivery and Organisation programme, UK.
Rajamohan, S., Porock, D., & Chang, Y.P. (2019). Understanding the Relationship Between Staff and Job Satisfaction, Stress, Turnover, and Staff Outcomes in the Person-Centered Care Nursing Home Arena. Journal of Nursing Scholarship. http://doi.org/10.1111/jnu.12488
Rodgers, C., Rogerson, D., Stevenson, J., & Porock, D. (2018). Physical activity for people with young-onset dementia and carers: protocol for a scoping review. Systematic Reviews, 7 (1), 36. http://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-018-0698-5
Zhang, M., Chang, Y.P., Liu, Y.J., Gao, L., & Porock, D. (2018). Burden and Strain among Familial Caregivers of Patients with Dementia in China. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 39 (5), 427-432. http://doi.org/10.1080/01612840.2017.1418034
Li, J., Grandner, M.A., Chang, Y.-.P., Jungquist, C., & Porock, D. (2017). Person-centered dementia care and sleep in assisted living residents with dementia: a pilot study. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 15 (2), 97-113. http://doi.org/10.1080/15402002.2015.1104686
Li, J., Chang, Y.-.P., & Porock, D. (2015). Factors associated with daytime sleep in nursing home residents. Research on Aging, 37 (1), 103-117. http://doi.org/10.1177/0164027514537081
McCormack, B., Borg, M., Cardiff, S., Dewing, J., Jacobs, G., Janes, N., ... Wilson, V. (2015). Person-centredness - The ‘state’ of the art. International Practice Development Journal, 5. http://www.fons.org/library/journal/volume5-person-centredness-suppl/article1
Porock, D., Bakk, L., Sullivan, S.S., Love, K., Pinkowitz, J., & Barsness, S. (2015). National priorities for dementia care : perspectives of individuals living with dementia and their care partners. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 41 (8), 9-16. http://doi.org/10.3928/00989134-20150710-02
Caswell, G., Pollock, K., Harwood, R., & Porock, D. (2015). Communication between family carers and health professionals about end-of-life care for older people in the acute hospital setting: a qualitative study. BMC Palliative Care, 14 (1). http://doi.org/10.1186/s12904-015-0032-0
Gladman, J., Harwood, R., Conroy, S., Logan, P., Elliott, R., Jones, R., ... Frowd, N. (2015). Medical crises in older people: cohort study of older people attending acute medical units, developmental work and randomised controlled trial of a specialist geriatric medical intervention for high-risk older people; cohort study of older people with mental health problems admitted to hospital, developmental work and randomised controlled trial of a specialist medical and mental health unit for general hospital patients with delirium and dementia; and cohort study of residents of care homes and interview study of health-care provision to residents of care homes. Programme Grants for Applied Research, 3 (4), 1-410. http://doi.org/10.3310/pgfar03040
Porock, D., Clissett, P., Harwood, R.H., & Gladman, J.R.F. (2015). Disruption, control and coping: responses of and to the person with dementia in hospital. Ageing and Society, 35 (1), 37-63. http://doi.org/10.1017/S0144686X13000561
Parks, R.M., Hall, L., Tang, S.-.W., Howard, P., Lakshmanan, R., Winterbottom, L., ... Cheung, K.-.L. (2015). The potential value of comprehensive geriatric assessment in evaluating older women with primary operable breast cancer undergoing surgery or non-operative treatment — A pilot study. Journal of geriatric oncology, 6 (1), 46-51. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jgo.2014.09.180
Li, J., & Porock, D. (2014). Resident outcomes of person-centered care in long-term care: a narrative review of interventional research. International journal of nursing studies, 51 (10), 1395-1415. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2014.04.003
Clissett, P., Porock, D., Harwood, R.H., & Gladman, J.R.F. (2014). The responses of healthcare professionals to the admission of people with cognitive impairment to acute hospital settings : an observational and interview study. Journal of clinical nursing, 23 (13-14), 1820-1829. http://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.12342
Suwanpasu, S., Grinslade, S., Wu, Y.-.W.B., & Porock, D. (2014). Risk factors of delirium in elderly patients with hip fracture. Asian Biomedicine, 8 (2), 157-165. http://doi.org/10.5372/1905-7415.0802.275
Clissett, P., Porock, D., Harwood, R.H., & Gladman, J.R.F. (2013). Experiences of family carers of older people with mental health problems in the acute general hospital: a qualitative study. Journal of advanced nursing, 69 (12), 2707-2716. http://doi.org/10.1111/jan.12159
Goldberg, S.E., Bradshaw, L.E., Kearney, F.C., Russell, C., Whittamore, K.H., Foster, P.E.R., ... Harwood, R.H. (2013). Care in specialist medical and mental health unit compared with standard care for older people with cognitive impairment admitted to general hospital : randomised controlled trial (NIHR TEAM trial). BMJ, 347 (jul02), f4132. http://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f4132
Clissett, P., Porock, D., Harwood, R.H., & Gladman, J.R.F. (2013). The challenges of achieving person-centred care in acute hospitals : a qualitative study of people with dementia and their families. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 50 (11), 1495-1503. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2013.03.001
Chang, Y.-.P., Li, J., & Porock, D. (2013). The Effect on Nursing Home Resident Outcomes of Creating a Household Within a Traditional Structure. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 14 (4), 293-299. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2013.01.013
Porock, D. (2013). Institute centers on person-centered care. Provider (Washington, D.C.), 39 (8).
Halliday, V., Porock, D., Arthur, A., Manderson, C., & Wilcock, A. (2012). Development and testing of a cancer appetite and symptom questionnaire. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 25 (3), 217-224. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-277X.2012.01233.x
Glangkarn, S., Promasatayaprot, V., Porock, D., & edgley, A. (2011). Measuring Quality of Life in Thai Women with Breast Cancer. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev, 12 (3), 637-644. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21627357
Cheung, K.L., Ellis, I.O., Morgan, D.A.L., Leonard, R., Reed, M.W., Porock, D., ... Barnard, K. (2011). Optimising the management of primary breast cancer in older women – A report of a multi-disciplinary study day. The Breast, 20 (6), 581-584. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.breast.2011.07.003
Gallagher, K., Marlow, N., Edgley, A., & Porock, D. (2011). The attitudes of neonatal nurses towards extremely preterm infants. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 68 (8), 1768-1779. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2648.2011.05865.x
Bailey, C., Murphy, R., & Porock, D. (2011). Professional tears: developing emotional intelligence around death and dying in emergency work. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 20 (23-24), 3364-3372. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2702.2011.03860.x
Bailey, C.J., Murphy, R., & Porock, D. (2011). Dying cases in emergency places: Caring for the dying in emergency departments. Social Science & Medicine, 73 (9), 1371-1377. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2011.07.036
Harwood, R.H., Goldberg, S.E., Whittamore, K.H., Russell, C., Gladman, J.R.F., Jones, R.G., ... Elliot, R.A. (2011). Evaluation of a Medical and Mental Health Unit compared with standard care for older people whose emergency admission to an acute general hospital is complicated by concurrent 'confusion': a controlled clinical trial. Acronym: TEAM: Trial of an Elderly Acute care Medical and mental health unit. Trials, 12 (123). http://doi.org/10.1186/1745-6215-12-123
Bailey, C., Murphy, R., & Porock, D. (2011). Trajectories of end-of-life care in the emergency department. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 57 (4), 362-369. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.annemergmed.2010.10.010
Parker Oliver, D., Demiris, G., Wittenberg-Lyles, E., Porock, D., Collier, J., & Arthur, A. (2010). Caregiver Participation in Hospice Interdisciplinary Team Meetings via Videophone Technology: A Pilot Study to Improve Pain Management. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 27 (7), 465-473. http://doi.org/10.1177/1049909110362402
Tang, S.W., Morgan, D.A.L., Winterbottom, L., Kennedy, H., Porock, D., & Cheung, K.L. (2010). Optimising the care of primary breast cancer in older women-potential for a dedicated service. Journal of Geriatric Oncology, 1 (2), 103-108. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jgo.2010.07.001
Porock, D. (2010). Seconder for the motion. Journal of Research in Nursing, 15 (5), 476-478. http://doi.org/10.1177/1744987110379541
Parker Oliver, D., Demiris, G., Wittenberg-Lyles, E., Washington, K., & Porock, D. (2010). Recruitment challenges and strategies in a home-based telehealth study. Telemedicine and e-Health, 16 (7), 839-843. http://doi.org/10.1089/tmj.2010.0017
Porock, D., Parker-Oliver, D., Petroski, G.F., & Rantz, M. (2010). The MDS mortality risk index: The evolution of a method for predicting 6-month mortality in nursing home residents. BMC Research Notes, 3. http://doi.org/10.1186/1756-0500-3-200
Cohen, M.Z., Alexander, G.L., Wyman, J.F., Fahrenwald, N.L., Porock, D., Wurzbach, M.E., ... Conn, V.S. (2010). Scientific impact: Opportunity and necessity. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 32 (5), 578-590. http://doi.org/10.1177/0193945910365328
Gallagher, K., & Porock, D. (2010). The use of interviews in Q methodology: Card content analysis. Nursing Research, 59 (4), 295-300. http://doi.org/10.1097/NNR.0b013e3181e4ffff
Cheung, K.L., Morgan, D.A.L., Winterbottom, L., Richardson, H., Ellis, I.O., & Porock, D. (2010). A vision to optimise the management of primary breast cancer in older women. Breast, 19 (2), 153-155. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.breast.2010.01.019
Porock, D. (2010). Knowing the Future. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 11 (8), 540-542. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2010.03.010
Chambers, D., Porock, D., & Aston, L. (2010). National Health Service funding for nursing education: Nursing's nemesis? Nurse Education Today, 30 (1), 1-3. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2009.07.004
Porock, D., Cheung, K.L., Morgan, D.A.L., Winterbottom, L., Richardson, H., & Ellis, I.O. (2009). Care of the older woman with primary breast cancer: A sign of the times? European Journal of Cancer Care, 18 (6), 527-529. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2354.2009.01163.x
PARKER OLIVER, D., DEMIRIS, G., WITTENBERG-LYLES, E., & POROCK, D. (2009). The use of videophones for patient and family participation in hospice interdisciplinary team meetings: a promising approach. European Journal of Cancer Care, 19 (6), 729-735. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2354.2009.01142.x
Oliver, D.P., Washington, K.T., Wittenberg-Lyles, E., Demiris, G., & Porock, D. (2009). 'They're part of the team': Participant evaluation of the ACTIVE intervention. Palliative Medicine, 23 (6), 549-555. http://doi.org/10.1177/0269216309105725
Crawford, P., Aubeeluck, A., Brown, B., Cotrel-Gibbons, L., Porock, D., & Baker, C. (2009). An evaluation of a DVD trigger based assessment of communication and care delivery skills. Nurse Education Today, 29 (4), 456-463. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2008.08.017
Porock, D., Pollock, K., & Jurgens, F. (2009). Dying in public: The nature of dying in an acute hospital setting. Journal of Housing for the Elderly, 23 (1-2), 10-28. http://doi.org/10.1080/02763890802664521
Smith, R., & Porock, D. (2009). Caring for people dying at home: a research study into the needs of community nurses. International journal of palliative nursing, 15 (12), 601-608. http://doi.org/10.12968/ijpn.2009.15.12.45864
Oliver, D.P., Wittenberg-Lyles, E., Demiris, G., Washington, K., Porock, D., & Day, M. (2008). Barriers to Pain Management: Caregiver Perceptions and Pain Talk by Hospice Interdisciplinary Teams. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 36 (4), 374-382. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2007.11.005
Kav, S., Johnson, J., Rittenberg, C., Fernadez-Ortega, P., Suominen, T., Olsen, P.R., ... Clark-Snow, R. (2008). Role of the nurse in patient education and follow-up of people receiving oral chemotherapy treatment: An International survey. Supportive Care in Cancer, 16 (9), 1075-1083. http://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-007-0377-x
Conn, V.S., Hafdahl, A.R., Porock, D.C., McDaniel, R., & Nielsen, P.J. (2007). Erratum: A meta-analysis of exercise interventions among people treated for cancer (Supportive Care in Cancer DOI: 10.1007/s00520-005-0905-5). Supportive Care in Cancer, 15 (12), 1441-1442. http://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-007-0326-8
Pollock, K., Wilson, E., Porock, D., & Cox, K. (2007). Evaluating the impact of a cancer supportive care project in the community: Patient and professional configurations of need. Health and Social Care in the Community, 15 (6), 520-529. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2524.2007.00711.x
Porock, D., & Oliver, D.P. (2007). Recognizing dying by staff in long-term care. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 9 (5), 270-278. http://doi.org/10.1097/01.NJH.0000289657.99504.dd
Oliver, D.P., Porock, D., & Oliver, D.B. (2006). Managing the secrets of dying backstage: The voices of nursing home staff. Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 53 (3), 193-207. http://doi.org/10.2190/3P8G-5JAD-J2NF-BKGK
Textor, L.H., & Porock, D. (2006). The pain management knowledge of nurses practicing in a rural Midwest retirement community. Journal for Nurses in Staff Development, 22 (6), 307-312. http://doi.org/10.1097/00124645-200611000-00007
Jantarakupt, P., & Porock, D. (2006). Reader questions benefit of nebulized opiaids - Authors respond. ONCOLOGY NURSING FORUM, 33 (3), 513-514.
Oliver, D.R.P., Demiris, G., Day, M., Courtney, K.L., & Porock, D. (2006). Telehospice support for elder caregivers of hospice patients: Two case studies. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 9 (2), 264-267. http://doi.org/10.1089/jpm.2006.9.264
Porock, D. (2006). Commentary on "A qualitative study of the characteristics and representation of fatigue in a French speaking population of cancer patients and health subjects". European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 10 (1), 80-81. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejon.2005.11.002
Porock, D., & Eaton, K. (2006). Practising with practice notes. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 10 (1), 8-9. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejon.2005.12.001
Conn, V.S., Hafdahl, A.R., Porock, D.C., McDaniel, R., & Nielsen, P.J. (2006). A meta-analysis of exercise interventions among people treated for cancer. Supportive Care in Cancer, 14 (7), 699-712. http://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-005-0905-5
Porock, D., Beshears, B., Hinton, P., & Anderson, C. (2005). Nutritional, functional, and emotional characteristics related to fatigue in patients during and after biochemotherapy. Oncology Nursing Forum, 32 (3), 661-667. http://doi.org/10.1188/05.ONF.661-667
Oliver, D.P., Porock, D., Demiris, G., & Courtney, K. (2005). Patient and family involvement in hospice interdisciplinary teams. Journal of Palliative Care, 21 (4), 270-276.
Jantarakupt, P., & Porock, D. (2005). Dyspnea management in lung cancer: Applying the evidence from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Oncology Nursing Forum, 32 (4), 785-797. http://doi.org/10.1188/05.ONF.785-797
Demiris, G., Parker Oliver, D.R., Courtney, K.L., & Porock, D. (2005). Use of technology as a support mechanism for caregivers of hospice patients. Journal of Palliative Care, 21 (4), 303-309.
Courtney, K., Demiris, G., Oliver, D.P., & Porock, D. (2005). Conversion of the Caregiver Quality of Life Index to an interview instrument. European Journal of Cancer Care, 14 (5), 463-464. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2354.2005.00612.x
Parker Oliver, D.R., Demiris, G., & Porock, D. (2005). The usability of videophones for seniors and hospice providers: A brief report of two studies. Computers in Biology and Medicine, 35 (9), 782-790. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.compbiomed.2004.07.001
Porock, D., & Oliver, D.P. (2005). Commentary on Schneider RA (2004) Assessing the fatigue severity scale for use among caregivers of chronic renal failure patients. Journal of Clinical Nursing 13, 219-225. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 14 (9), 1153-1154. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2702.2005.00986.x
Buchman, D.E., & Porock, D. (2005). A response to C. Varcoe, G. Doane, B. Pauly, P. Rodney, J.L. Storch, K. Mahony, G. McPherson, H. Brown & R. Starzomski (2004) 'Ethical practice in nursing: Working the in-betweens'. Journal of Advanced Nursing 45(3), 316-325. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 51 (6), 658-659. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2648.2005.03549.x
Kelly, K.P., & Porock, D. (2005). A survey of pediatric oncology nurses' perceptions of parent educational needs. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, 22 (1), 58-66. http://doi.org/10.1177/1043454204272537
Porock, D., Oliver, D.P., Zweig, S., Rantz, M., Mehr, D., Madsen, R., & Petroski, G. (2005). Predicting death in the nursing home: Development and validation of the 6-month minimum data set mortality risk index. Journals of Gerontology - Series A Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 60 (4), 491-498. http://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/60.4.491
Oliver, D.P., Porock, D., & Zweig, S. (2005). End-of-life care in U.S. nursing homes: A review of the evidence. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 6 (3 SUPPL). http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2005.03.032
Porock, D., & Juenger, J.A. (2004). Just go with the flow: A qualitative study of fatigue in biotherapy. European Journal of Cancer Care, 13 (4), 356-361. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2354.2004.00497.x
Bakalis, N.A., Bowman, G.S., & Porock, D. (2004). A comparison of education in Greek and English nurses. International Nursing Review, 51 (2), 88-93. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1466-7657.2003.00213.x
Oliver, D.P., Porock, D., & Zweig, S. (2004). End-of-life care in U.S. nursing homes: A review of the evidence. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 5 (3), 147-155. http://doi.org/10.1016/S1525-8610(04)70107-3
Porock, D., Nikoletti, S., & Cameron, F. (2004). The Relationship between Factors that Impair Wound Healing and the Severity of Acute Radiation Skin and Mucosal Toxicities in Head and Neck Cancer. Cancer Nursing, 27 (1), 71-78. http://doi.org/10.1097/00002820-200401000-00009
Armer, J.M., Radina, M.E., Porock, D., & Culbertson, S.D. (2003). Predicting breast cancer-related lymphedema using self-reported symptoms. Nursing research, 52 (6), 370-379. http://doi.org/10.1097/00006199-200311000-00004
Bakalis, N., Bowman, G.S., & Porock, D. (2003). Decision making in Greek and English registered nurses in coronary care units. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 40 (7), 749-760. http://doi.org/10.1016/S0020-7489(03)00014-2
Parker-Oliver, D., Porock, D., Zweig, S., Rantz, M., & Petroski, G.F. (2003). Hospice and nonhospice nursing home residents. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 6 (1), 69-75. http://doi.org/10.1089/10966210360510136
Porock, D., Oliver, D.P., Zweig, S.C., Rantz, M., & Petroski, G.F. (2003). A profile of residents admitted to long-term care facilities for end-of-life care. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 4 (1), 16-22. http://doi.org/10.1097/01.JAM.0000036801.22516.CF
Porock, D. (2002). Factors influencing the severity of radiation skin and oral mucosal reactions: Development of a conceptual framework. European Journal of Cancer Care, 11 (1), 33-43. http://doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2354.2002.00287.x
Watson, R., Stimpson, A., Topping, A., & Porock, D. (2002). Clinical competence assessment in nursing: A systematic review of the literature. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 39 (5), 421-431. http://doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2648.2002.02307.x
Porock, D. (2002). Erratum: Commentary (European Journal of Oncology Nursing (166)). European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 6 (2), 116. http://doi.org/10.1054/ejon.2002.0193
Porock, D., Kristjanson, L.J., Tinnelly, K., Duke, T., & Blight, J. (2000). An exercise intervention for advanced cancer patients experiencing fatigue: A pilot study. Journal of Palliative Care, 16 (3), 30-36.
Nikoletti, S.K., Porock, D., Kristjanson, L.J., Medigovich, K., Pedler, P., & Smith, M. (2000). Performance status assessment in home hospice patients using a modified form of the Karnofsky Performance Status scale. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 3 (3), 301-311. http://doi.org/10.1089/jpm.2000.3.301
Porock, D., Nikoletti, S., & Kristjanson, L. (1999). Management of radiation skin reactions: literature review and clinical application. Plastic surgical nursing : official journal of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Nurses, 19 (4), 185-191.
Medigovich, K., Porock, D., Kristjanson, L.J., & Smith, M. (1999). Predictors of family satisfaction with an Australian palliative home care service: A test of discrepancy theory. Journal of Palliative Care, 15 (4), 48-56.
Porock, D., & Kristjanson, L. (1999). Skin reactions during radiotherapy for breast cancer: The use and impact of topical agents and dressings. European Journal of Cancer Care, 8 (3), 143-153. http://doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2354.1999.00153.x
Kristjanson, L.J., Nikoletti, S., Porock, D., Smith, M., Lobchuk, M., & Pedler, P. (1998). Congruence between patients' and family caregivers' perceptions of symptom distress in patients with terminal cancer. Journal of Palliative Care, 14 (3), 24-32.
Porock, D., Kristjanson, L., Nikoletti, S., Cameron, F., & Pedler, P. (1998). Predicting the severity of radiation skin reactions in women with breast cancer. Oncology nursing forum, 25 (6), 1019-1029.
Porock, D., Martin, K., Oldham, L., & Underwood, R. (1997). Relocation stress syndrome: The case of palliative care patients. Palliative Medicine, 11 (6), 444-450. http://doi.org/10.1177/026921639701100603
Love, K., Femia, E., Barsness, S., & Porock, D. (2015). PROMOTING CHANGE AND ACTION IN PERSON-CENTERED PRACTICES USING A MULTI-MEDIA APPROACH. GERONTOLOGIST, 55, 635.
Porock, D., Bakk, L., Sullivan, S., Love, K., Pinkowitz, J., & Barsness, S. (2015). DEMENTIA CARE VOICES: A CONSENSUS STUDY OF NATIONAL PRIORITIES. GERONTOLOGIST, 55, 128.
Li, J., Chang, Y.-.P., Jungquist, C., & Porock, D. (2014). Effects of Person-Centered Dementia Care on Sleep in Long-Term Care Residents with Dementia: A Pilot Study. NURSING RESEARCH, 63 (2), E28.
Porock, D., & Rajamohan, S. (2014). CONNECTING PERSON-CENTERED CARE WITH JOB SATISFACTION, TURNOVER AND CARE QUALITY IN LONG TERM CARE. GERONTOLOGIST, 54, 128.
Li, J., Chang, Y., & Porock, D. (2013). FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH DAYTIME SLEEPINESS IN LONG-TERM CARE RESIDENTS. GERONTOLOGIST, 53, 77.
Porock, D., Chang, Y., & Li, J. (2013). MEASURING PERSON-CENTERED CARE IN LONG-TERM CARE: STAFF AND FAMILY INSTRUMENT PSYCHOMETRIC TESTING. GERONTOLOGIST, 53, 526.
Parks, R.M., Hall, L., Tang, S.-.W., Lakshmanan, R., Howard, P., Winterbottom, L., ... Cheung, K.-.L. (2013). A pilot study exploring issues around decision making in older women with primary operable breast cancer. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, 31 (15).
Shedlock, K., Porock, D., Brown, J.K., Burton, H., Horvath, P., & Berry, D.L. (2013). Effects of physical activity on symptoms in prostate cancer survivors. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, 31 (15).
Li, J., Chang, Y., & Porock, D. (2012). RESIDENT OUTCOMES OF PERSON-CENTERED CARE IN LONG-TERM CARE: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW. GERONTOLOGIST, 52, 573-574.
Porock, D., Chang, Y., & Li, J. (2012). OUTCOMES OF PERSON-CENTERED CARE IN NURSING HOME RESIDENTS: A LONGITUDINAL FOLLOW-UP. GERONTOLOGIST, 52, 451.
Porock, D., Chang, Y., & Li, J. (2011). MEASURING PERSON-CENTERED CARE IN LONG TERM CARE: INSTRUMENT DEVELOPMENT. GERONTOLOGIST, 51, 317.
Parks, R.M., Hall, L., Tang, S., Lakshmanan, R., Hurria, A., Winterbottom, L., ... Cheung, K. (2011). Evaluation of a cancer-specific comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) tool in older women with newly diagnosed primary breast cancer. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, 29 (15).
Oliver, D.P., Demiris, G., Wittenberg-Lyles, E., Washington, K., & Porock, D. (2010). ASSESSING CAREGIVERS FOR TEAM INTERVENTION VIA VIDEO ENCOUNTERS (ACTIVE). GERONTOLOGIST, 50, 314.
Hall, L., Tang, S.W., Hurria, A., Winterbottom, L., Kennedy, H., Morgan, D.A.L., ... Cheung, K.L. (2010). A STUDY OF THE VALUE OF COMPREHENSIVE GERIATRIC ASSESSMENT (CGA) IN OLDER WOMEN WITH PRIMARY BREAST CANCER - PRELIMINARY RESULTS. EJC SUPPLEMENTS, 8 (6), 20. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejcsup.2010.06.054
Oliver, D.P., Demiris, G., Wittenberg-Lyles, E., Porock, D., Washington, K., & Haley, W. (2008). INTERVENTIONS FOR HOSPICE CAREGIVERS: RESULTS OF THE ACT PILOT STUDIES. GERONTOLOGIST, 48, 337.
Glangkarn, S., Porock, D., & Edgley, A. (2008). Quality of life in Thai women with early stage breast cancer during adjuvanttherapy. EJC SUPPLEMENTS, 6 (7), 125. http://doi.org/10.1016/S1359-6349(08)70576-7
Kav, S., Fernadez-Ortega, P., Suominen, T., Olsen, P.R., Patiraki, E., Porock, D., ... Johnson, C. (2007). Role of the nurse in patient education and follow-up of people receiving oral chemotherapy treatment: A European Part of International survey. EJC SUPPLEMENTS, 5 (4), 460. http://doi.org/10.1016/S1359-6349(07)71681-6
Porock, D. (2006). Being there: Nursing interventions at the end of life. PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY, 15 (2), S20-S21.
Porock, D. (2006). The challenges in geriatric oncology nursing: Decision, dilemmas, development. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ONCOLOGY NURSING, 10 (3), 212-213. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejon.2006.04.003
Chady, B., Bleakley, M., & Porock, D. (2005). The daily debrief: an innovative method to manage emotional burden in palliative care nursing. EJC SUPPLEMENTS, 3 (2), 474.
Conn, V., McDaniel, R., Porock, D., Hafdahl, A., & Nielsen, P. (2005). A meta-analysis of exercise interventions among people treated for cancer. EJC SUPPLEMENTS, 3 (2), 444-445.
Oliver, D.P., Porock, D., & Oliver, D. (2005). Managing the secrets of the backstage: Death in the nursing home. GERONTOLOGIST, 45, 668.
Oliver, D.P., Porock, D., & Demiris, G. (2005). Patient and family participation in hospice interdisciplinary teams. GERONTOLOGIST, 45, 209.
Courtney, K.L., Demiris, G., Craven, C.K., Oliver, D.P., & Porock, D. (2005). Exploring electronic conversion of behavioral instruments for telehealth. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 116, 305-310.
Porock, D., Beshears, B., Juenger, J., & Hinton, P. (2005). Nutrition and fatigue in melanoma patients during and after biochemotherapy. ONCOLOGY NURSING FORUM, 32 (1), 170.
Oliver, D.P., & Porock, D. (2004). The 'ready to go' phase of dying: Insights from long term care. GERONTOLOGIST, 44, 644.
August 2015 – July 2018 Adjunct Professor, School of Nursing, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, USA
November 2016 – November 2019 Visiting Professor, England Centre for Practice Development, University of Canterbury Christ Church, Canterbury, UK.
University at Buffalo, USA
2016 Collaborative practice in end of life care in the ICU.
2015 Person-centred Care and Leadership in the Long-Term Care Arena.
2014 Person-centred care and sleep in older adults living in long-term care facilities. Awarded the Health Science Person in Training award presented at Gerontological Society of America November 2013.
2013 Physical Activity and sexual dysfunction in men with newly diagnosed prostate cancer.
2012 The efficacy of a nurse practitioner consultative program to support in-situ care for the nursing home resident experiencing a change in condition.
The University of Nottingham, UK
2010 Appetite as a predictor of weight loss and cachexia in cancer patients. Centre for End of Life Collaborative (CECo) studentship.
2010 The cancer caregiving experience: Testing a model and exploring perceptions. School of Nursing studentship.
2010 Measuring quality of life in Thai women with breast cancer. Thai government scholarship
2010 Nurses attitudes to viability in very pre-term infants. ESRC studentship.
2009 Spiritual care of in-patients with schizophrenia in Taiwan.
2009 Managing bereavement in the emergency department: Preparing student nurses. Centre for Social Research in Health and Health Care Studentship.
2009 Self identity and falls behaviour in older people.
2008 Cancer pain management: A Jordanian Perspective.
University of Missouri-Columbia, USA
2009 Grief, Bereavement and Mourning in African American Widows.
2008 Education and decision making in parents of children with cancer (American Cancer Society Pre-doctoral Fellowship Awarded 2004).
University of Hull, UK
2001 Comparison of education and decision making in coronary care nurses in Greece and England.
Professor Porock has conducted person-centred and end-of-life care research in hospitals, long-term care facilities and in community settings in the USA, the UK and Australia. She is an engaging and dynamic speaker who is able to make theoretical and research concepts easy to understand and applicable to everyday practice.