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Education and Training
MS Boston University
BS Columbia University
AB Wheaton College

Penelope Buschman, AB, BS, MS, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Program Director/Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program

Research/Clinical Interests
Children, adolescents, families with chronic,life-threatening illness
Adults with serious, persistant mental illness
Palliative and end of life care
Parental Grief
Sibling Grief
Retention Factors for Behavioral Health Nurses

Selected Publications
McHugh,M.,Arnold,J.H.,&Buschman,P. (2012)Nurses leading the response to the crisis of palliative care for vulnerable populations.Nursing Economics,30(#),140-147.
Gemma PB,Farley JM & Rushton CH.(2012) Living in between:pediatric palliative care. E Yearwood, G Pearson &J Newland(eds) Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health: A Resource for Advanced Practice Psychiatric and Primary Care NP's. Ames,IA: Wiley-Blackwell.
Arnold,J & Buschman Gemma,P(2008) The continuing process of parental grief.Death Studies,32 (7),658-673.
John, R, Buschman, PR, Chasar, M, Honig, J, Mendoca, E, Bakken, S(2007) Development and Evaluation of a PDA-based Decision Support System for Pediatric Depression Screening, Medinfo. 12(pt 2):1382-6.
Gemma, PB & Arnold, JH (2006). Enhancing development. In Gorin, SS & Arnold, JH (eds) Health Promotion in Practice. CA:Jossey Bass.
Arnold, JH, Gemma, PB, Cushman, LF (2005). Exploring parental grief:Combining quantitative and qualitative measures. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 19(6),245-255.
Buschman Gemma, PR & Arnold, JH (2002). Loss and Grieving in Pregnancy and the First Year of Life:A Caring Resource for Nurses.New York:March of Dimes.
Arnold, JH & Gemma, PB (1994) A child dies: A portrait of family grief.(2nd ed.)Philadelphia, Pa:Charles Press.
Honors & Awards
2010 Associate Director/ Center for Children and Families
2007 Recipient of the Glenda Garvey Teaching Academy Educational Grant
2007 Appointment to Bereavement Advisory Committee HPCANYS Pandemic Fle Project
1999 Recipient of the Claire Lucille Pace Humanitarian Award
1994 Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing
1991 Appointment New York City Mayoral Temporary Commission on Early Childhood Care
1987 NYC Maternal and Child Health Nurse Award for Outstanding Effort in Raising Quality of Care
1984 Advocates for Child Psychiatric Nursing Award for Creativity in Practice
1964-present Sigma Theta Tau,Alpha Zeta Chapter, Columbia University School of Nursing

2011-present Diversity Committee,CUSON
2008-present Pediatric Advanced Care Team
2007-present At Risk Student Committee,CUMC
2004-2007 Suicide Action Committee,CUMC
2002-present Committee on Appointments and Promotions,SON
1997-present Pediatric Bioethics Committee/Childrens Hospital of NYP
1997-present Program Directors,SON
1996-present PH PI Psychiatric Nursing Council
1996-2008 Affirmative Action Advisory Council,CUMC
1994-present Faculty Council,SON

Professional Memberships
1999-present International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses
1998-present Lifetime Fellow of the American Orthopsychiatric Association,Inc.
1994-present Fellow, The American Academy of Nursing
1972-present The Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nurses
1964-present The American Nurses Association, The NYS Nurses Association,District 13

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