Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, St. Joseph/Sister Rosalie Klein Professor of Women’s Health
DNSc, University of San Diego
Hospital discharge and transition from hospital to home-based care, quality of discharge teaching, readiness for hospital discharge; Perinatal health care, with an emphasis on postpartum continuum of care, postpartum weight management; theory-guided research.
Weiss, M.E. & Piacentine, L.B. (2006). Psychometric properties of the Readiness for Hospital Discharge Scale. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 14(3), 163-180.
Weiss, M.E., Piacentine, L.B., Lokken, L., Ancona, J., Archer, J., Gresser, S., Holmes, S.B., Toman, S., Toy, A., & Vega-Stromberg, T. (2007). Perceived readiness for hospital discharge in adult medical-surgical patients. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 21, 31-42.
Weiss, M., Johnson, N., Malin, S., Jerofke, T., Lang, C ., & Sherburne, E. (2008). Readiness for discharge in parents of hospitalized children. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 23(4), 282-295.
Maloney, L.R. & Weiss, M.E. (2008). Patients’ perception of hospital discharge informational needs. Clinical Nursing Research, 17. 200-219.
Miller, J.M., Piacentine, L.B., & Weiss, M. (2008). Coping difficulties after hospitalization. Clinical Nursing Research, 17(4), 278-296.
Weiss, M. & Lokken, L. (2009). Predictors and outcomes of postpartum mothers’ perceptions of readiness for discharge after birth. JOGNN, 38, 406-417.
Weiss, M., Fawcett, J. & Aber, C. (2009). Adaptation, postpartum concerns, and learning needs in the first two weeks after caesarean birth. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 18(21), 2938–2948.
Weiss, M.E., Yakusheva, O, & Bobay, K.L. (2010). Nurse and patient perceptions of discharge readiness in relation to post-discharge utilization. Medical Care, 48(5), 482-486.
Bobay, K., Jerofke, T, Weiss, M., & Yakusheva, O. (2010). Age-related differences in perception of quality of discharge teaching and readiness for hospital discharge. Geriatric Nursing, 31(3), 178-187.
Nosbusch, J.M., Weiss, M.E., & Bobay, K.L. (2011). An integrated review of the literature on challenges confronting the acute care staff nurse in discharge planning. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 20(5-6), 754-774.
Bobay, K., Yakusheva, O., & Weiss, M. (2011). Outcomes and cost analysis of the impact of unit-level nurse staffing on post-discharge utilization. Nursing Economics, 29(2), 69-78, 87.
Weiss, M., Yakusheva, O., & Bobay, K. (2011). Nursing staffing, readiness for hospital discharge, and post-discharge utilization. Health Services Research, 46(5), 1473-1494. DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-6773.2011.01267.x
Ryan, P., Weiss, M., Traxel, N., & Brondino, M. (2011). Testing the Integrated Theory of Health Behavior Change for postpartum weight self-management. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 67(9), 2047-2059. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2011.05648.x
Lerret, S. & Weiss, M.E. (2011). How ready are they? Parents of pediatric solid organ transplant recipients and the transition from hospital to home following transplant. Pediatric Transplantation,15,606–616 DOI: 10.1111/j.1399-3046.2011.01536.x.
Ohlendorf, J., Weiss, M.E., & Ryan, P. (2012) Weight-management information needs of postpartum women. MCN The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 37(1), 56-63.