My research focuses on complementary/integrative interventions for symptom management with children with life-limiting, life-threatening illnesses receiving palliative care. I mainly focus on interventions that may be implemented by bedside nurses either with or without additional training. My research to date has focused on Reiki therapy (a biofield therapy), but I am also interested in interventions such as massage, guided imagery, aromatherapy and combinations of these therapies.
- Thrane, S., Deible, S., & Cohen, S. M. (2014) Self-care: Healing energy and other complementary therapies. In E. Olshansky (Ed.) Women’s Health and Wellness Across the Lifespan. N.Y. Wolters Kluwer.
- Ferrell, B. & Thrane, S. (2011) Spirituality, religion, and end-of-life care. In. K. Doka & A. Tucci (Eds.). Living with Grief: Spirituality. Washington DC: Hospice Foundation of America.Ferrell, B. & Thrane, S. (2011) Spirituality, religion, and end-of-l
- *Thrane, S. E., Maurer, S. H., & Danford, C. A. (2021). Feasibility and acceptability of Reiki Therapy for children receiving palliative care in the home. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, (23)1, 52-58. CE Offering. doi: 10.1097/NJH.0000000000000714
- *von Visger, T. T., Thrane, S. E., Klatt, M. D., Happ, M. B. (in press) Deep Relaxation with Complementary Health - Urban Zen Integrative Therapy: The Experience of Persons with Pulmonary Hypertension. Western Journal of Nursing Research.
- *Weiner, J., Zeno, R., Thrane, S. E., & Browning, K. K. (2020). Decreasing opioid use in pediatric lower extremity trauma: A quality improvement project. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 34(5), 446-452. doi: 10.1016/j.pedhc.2020.05.001
- *Von Visger, T. T., Thrane, S. E., Klatt, M. D., DeVito Dabbs, A., Chlan, L. L., Tan, A., Happ, M. B. (2019). The impact of Urban Zen Integrative Therapy (UZIT) on symptoms and health-related quality of life for patients with pulmonary hypertension. Journal of Palliative Medicine. DOI: 10.1089/jpm.2019.0359
- Thrane, S. E., Hsieh, K., Donahue, P., Tan, A., Exline, M. C., Balas, M. C. (2019). Could complementary health approaches improve the symptom experience and outcomes of critically ill adults? A systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 47. DOI: 10.1016/J.CTIM.2019.07.025.
- *Lawson T. N., Tan, A., Thrane, S. E., Happ, M. B., Mion, L. C., Tate, J., Balas, M. C. (2020). Factors associated with the transition to physical restraint use in critically ill adults. American Journal of Critical Care, 29(2), 92-102. doi: 10.4037/ajcc2020361
- Thrane, S. E. (2020). Online Palliative and End-of-Life Care Education for Undergraduate Nurses. The Journal of Professional Nursing, 36(1), 42-46. DOI: 10.1016/j.profnurs.2019.07.002
- Harrison, T., Steward, D., Tucker, S., Fortney, C., Militello, L., Smith, L., Thrane, S., Tubbs-Cooley, H., Pickler, R. (2020). The future of pediatric nursing science: A call to action. Nursing Outlook, 68(1), 73-82. DOI: 10.1016/J.OUTLOOK.2019.06.020.
- *Von Visger, T. T., Thrane, S. E., Klatt, M. D., DeVito Dabbs, A., Chlan, L. L., Happ, M. B. (2019). Intervention fidelity monitoring of Urban Zen Integrative Therapy (UZIT) for persons with pulmonary hypertension. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 45, 45-49. DOI: 10.1016/j.ctim.2019.03.008
- Lerch, M. F., Thrane, S. E. (2019). Adolescents with chronic illness and the transition to self-management: A systematic review. Journal of Adolescence, 72, 152-161. DOI: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2019.02.010
- *Thrane, S. E., Maurer, S. H., Cohen, S. M., May, C., Sereika, S. M. (2017). Pediatric palliative care: A 5-year retrospective chart review study. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 20(10), 1104-1111. DOI: 10.1089/jpm.2017.0038
- *Thrane, S. E., Maurer, S. H., Ren, D., Danford, C. A., & Cohen, S. M. (2017). Reiki Therapy for Symptom Management in Children Receiving Palliative Care: A Pilot Study. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 34(4), 373-379. Epub Feb 7, 2016 DOI: 10.1177/1049909116630973
- Thrane, S., Wanless, S., Cohen, S. M., & Danford, C. (2016). The assessment and non-pharmacologic treatment of procedural pain from infancy to school age through the developmental lens: A narrative review. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 31(1), p. e23-e32. DOI: 10.1016/j.pedn.2015.09.002
- Degree Certifications
- PhD, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
- MSN, Emphasis in Palliative and End-of-Life Care, George Washington University, Washington, DC
- BSN, Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL
- ADN, Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA
- BS Computer Science and Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX
by Pat Ford-Roegner
Lurking right behind the COVID-19 pandemic is another major killer: the seemingly unstoppable incidences of violence by Americans on one another. Most recently, we witnessed senseless shootings in areas including Atlanta, Austin, Boulder, Chicago, Columbus, Indianapolis, Kenosha, WI and Orange County, CA. Major cities are experiencing a steep rise in gun violence. My hometown of Philadelphia reels daily from violence. Innocent children are frequent victims.
The events themselves are horrific, but only part of the story.
OHIO-Nurses are up against major obstacles every day: workplace violence; burnout; unsafe staffing; COVID-19; and other traumatic events. Many of these have a lasting impact that go beyond the bedside, leading to moral injury within the profession. Moral injury, often described as a consequence of continual acts that go against one’s morality, is a phenomenon sweeping the profession, which is why the Ohio Nurses Foundation announced today the winners of a $100,000 award to support important research on moral injury in nursing.