Patti Hamilton RN, PhD
Nursing, Wilson School of
My WebsitesResearch Blog
InterestsMy interest is definitely in research. I have had two NIH-funded research projects as well as a number of projects funded by professional groups and universities.
My current interest is in learning why risk for mortality increases at night and on weekends in hospitals.
|Semester||Course #||Section||Course Name||Location||Days / Times|
|Details||Spring 2013||4123||X 22||Interdisciplinary Data Analysis||Bridwell Hall|
|Details||Spring 2013||3503||X 21 and X22||Interdisciplinary Research||Bridwell Hall||
|Details||Spring 2012||NURS 4403||X20||Special Topics||Bridwell Hall NA||
Entirely online course.
45 hours minimum hours logged (average 3 hours/week)
|Details||Spring 2011||Nursing 5023||X20||Research in Nursing||Bridwell Hall TBD||
Face to face meetings as requested.
|Details||Fall 2010||N5023||X10 and X11||Research in Nursing||Bridwell Hall 109/110||
Face to Face assistance offered Friday 5-6pm for X11 and
Friday 6-7pm for X10
|Texas Woman's University||MS in Nursing||Aug 13 1977 12:00AM|
|Texas Woman's University||PhD||Aug 13 1988 12:00AM|
|Texas Woman's University||BS in Nursing||May 10 1969 12:00AM|
|Institution||Position||Start Date /||End Date|
|Texas Woman's University||Director of Research and Professor of Nursing||1988-08-15||2008-08-14|
|Midwestern State University||Dean, Graduate Studies||2008-08-15|
|MSU||Interim Dean of the College of Health Sciences and Human Services||September 1, 2011|
Eschiti, V, Hamilton, P. Off-Peak Nurse Staffing: Critical Care Nurses Speak. Accepted for publication Jan/Feb, 2011.
Hamilton, P.; Johnson, R. Measuring Institutional effectiveness by appraising master’s theses: pitfalls and potential. Accepted by Teaching in Higher Education.
Hamilton, P.; Mathur, S.; Gemeinhardt, G.; Eschiti, V.; Campbell, M. Expanding what we know about off-peak hospital mortality. Journal of Nursing Administration, March 2010 - Volume 40 - Issue 3 - pp 124-128.
McBride, S.; Hamilton, P.; Alexander, J. The effect of patient and hospital characteristics on the success of induced labor. Under review by Birth
Greene Jackson D, Hamilton P, Hutchinson S, Huber J. (2009) The effect of patients' race on provider treatment choices in coronary care: a literature review for model development. Policy, Politics and Nursing Practice. Feb; 10(1):40-63.
Sportsman, S. & Hamilton, P (2007) Conflict Management Styles in the Health Professions. Journal of Professional Nursing, 2007 May-Jun; 23 (3): 157-66.
Hamilton P; Eschiti VS; Hernandez K; Neill D (2007) Differences between weekend and weekday nurse work environments and patient outcomes. A focus group approach to model testing. Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing, Oct-Dec; 21 (4): 331-41.
Hamilton, P.; Gemeinhardt, G. ; Mancuso, P. ; Sahlin, C.; Ivy, L. SBAR and Nurse-Physician Communication: Pilot Testing an Educational Intervention Nursing Administration Quarterly. 30(3):295-299, July/September 2006.
Hamilton, P., & Restrepo, E. (2006). Socio-demographic factors associated with weekend birth and increased risk of neonatal mortality. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 35(2), 208-214.
Restrepo, E., & Hamilton, P. (2005). The role of hospital birth volume in increased neonatal mortality among weekend births in Texas. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 105(4 Suppl), 59S.
Hamilton, P., & Restrepo, E. (2003). Weekend birth and high neonatal mortality: A problem of patient acuity or quality of care? Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 32(6), 724-733.
P. Allegrini, V. Benci, P. Grigolini, P. Hamilton, M. Ignaccolo, G. Menconi, L. Palatella, G. Raffaelli, Nicola Scafetta, M. Virgilio, J. Yang, “Compression and Diffusion: A Joint Approach to Detect Complexity,” Chaos, Solitons & Fractals 15 (3), 517-535 (2003).
Allegrini, P., Grigolini, P., Hamilton, P., Palatella, L., & Raffaelli, G. (2002). Memory beyond memory in heart beating: An efficient way to detect pathological conditions. Physical Review, 65(4), 041926.
Scafetta, N., Hamilton, P., & Grigolini, P. (2001) The thermodynamics of social processes: The teen birth phenomenon. Fractals, 9(2), 193-208.
West, B. J., Hamilton, P., & West, D. J. (2000). Random fractal time series and teen-birth phenomenon. Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology and Life Sciences, 4(1), 87-111.
Hamilton, P., & West, B. (2000). Nonlinear dynamics in births to teens in Texas. Interjournal of Complex Systems. Article 414. http://www.interjournal.org
West, B. J., Hamilton, P., & West D. J. (1999). Fractal scaling of the teen birth phenomenon. Fractals, 7(2), 113-122.
Hamilton, P., Pollock, J. E., Mitchell, D. F., West, B. J., & Vicenzi, A. E. (1997). The application of nonlinear dynamics in nursing. Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology and Life Sciences,1(4), 237-262.
Henderson J. S., Hamilton P., & Vicenzi, A. E. (1995). Chaos theory in nursing publications: Retrospective and prospective views. Complexity and Chaos in Nursing, 2(l), 36-40.
Hamilton, P., West, B. J., Cherri, M., Mackey, H. J., & Fisher, P. (1994). Preliminary evidence of nonlinear dynamics in births to teens in Texas 1964-1990. Theoretic and Applied Chaos in Nursing,1(1), 15-22.
Jacobson, A. F., Hamilton, P., & Galloway, J. (1993). Obtaining and evaluating data sets for secondary analysis in nursing research. Western Journal of Nursing Research,
Hamilton, P. A., & Keyser, P. K. (1992).The relationship of ideology to developing community health nursing theory. Public Health Nursing. 9(3): 142-8.
Hamilton, P. (1991). Theoretical and methodological considerations for research in
community health nursing. In Proceedings of the Spring Institute (1990) for the
Association of Community Health Nursing Educators.
Vicenzi, A. & Hamilton, P. (1991). Concerning partnerships between theoretical physics,
mathematics and community health nursing. In Proceedings from the Spring
Institute (1990) for the Association of Community Health Nursing Educators.
Van Cleaf, D., Young, A., & Hamilton, P. (1990). The educational role of the school
nurse: Perceptions of school nurses and teachers. School Nurse, 6(4), 8-10.
Vicenzi, A., & Hamilton, P. (1990). Chaos, fractals, and strange attractors: Transdisciplinary concepts in nursing’s future. Notes on Nursing Science, 3, 3-4.
Hamilton, P. (1990). Contracting for school health services. School Nurse, 8-10.
Hamilton, P. A., & Bush, H. A. (1988). Theory development in community health nursing. Scholarly inquiry in nursing: An international journal, 2(2), 145-60.
VanCleaf, D.; Hamilton,P. (1988) Taking Heart in Hand. Science and Children, v25 n5 p30-31 Feb 1988.
Hamilton, P. (1983). Community nursing diagnosis. Advances in Nursing Science, 5(3), 21-35.
Non-Refereed Publications or Other Creative Achievements
Hamilton, P. & West, B. (2000). [Review of software: Chaos data analyzer: Professional version]. Nonlinear dynamics psychology and life sciences, 4(2), 195-199.
Hamilton, P., & West, B. (1999). Scaling of complex social phenomena such as births to teens: Implications for public policy. In E. Elliott & D. Kiel (Eds.), Nonlinear dynamics and public policy (pp.97-111). NY: Nova Science Publishers.
Hamilton, P., & West, B. (1999). Applicación de la dinámica no lineal en salud y
assistencia sanitaria. Humana (Tema Central no 2). Manuscript invited by
Spanish Medical Society.
Dooley, K., Hamilton, P., Cherri, West B., & Fisher, P. (1997). Chaotic behavior in society: Adolescent childbearing in Texas 1964-1990. In R. A. Eve, S. Horsefall, & M. E. Lee (Eds.), Chaos, complexity and sociology (pp.243-268). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Hamilton, P. (1996). Considering time in theory and research. In M. Beard (Ed.), Theory construction and testing (pp.174-183). Lisle, IL: Tucker Publishing.
Hamilton, P., West B. J., Mackey, H. J., Cherri, M., & Fisher, P. (1994). Evidence of nonlinear dynamics in teen births in Texas: 1964-1990. In P. Chinn (Ed.), Advances in methods of inquiry for nursing (pp.160-176). Gaithersburg, MD: Aspen Publishers.
Hamilton P. (1992). Research priorities for Association of Community Health Nursing Educators (Ed.), Monograph of the Association of Community Health Nursing Educators.
Hamilton, P. (1991). Community nursing diagnosis. In K. Saucier (Ed.). Perspectives in family and community health. St. Louis: Mosby.
Hamilton, P. & Bush, H. (1991). Theory development in community health nursing. In K. Saucier (Ed.). Perspectives in family and community health. St. Louis: Mosby.
Hamilton, P. (1995-87). Monograph of Nursing Papers (Ed.). Delta Theta Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International.
Hamilton, P. (1997). [Review of the book The Lure of Modem Science]. Chaos and complexity in nursing, 3(2), 49.
Hamilton, P. (1995). [Review of the book Chaos and Fractals: New frontiers of science]. Chaos and complexity in nursing, 2(1), 43-44.
Hamilton, P. (author), & Behavioral Measurement database services (producer). (1993). Community Health Nursing Ideology Instrument [Research Instrument]. Available from Health and Pychosocial Intstruments (HAPI) online database, Pittsburg, PA.
Hamilton, P. (1987). Childbirth Education: A consumerist perspective. A self-study module. (Solicited and published by NAACOG).
Hamilton, P., Barbato, L., Hawley, L., Patrick, N., & Purim S. (1985). Decision making in community health nursing. Boston: Little Brown.
Hamilton, P. (1981). Health care consumerism. St. Louis: CV Mosby.
Hamilton, P., Campbell, M. (2011) Advances in Nursing ScienceKnowledge for re-forming nursing's future: standpoint makes a difference. Vol 34, 4. (in press).
Marshall, J., Edmonson, C., Gemeinhardt, G., Hamilton, P. Balancinginterests of hospitals and nurse researchers:Lessons learned.Applied Nursing Research. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0897189711000310)
Sportsman, S., Shoemaker, R., Hamilton, P. (2011) Evaluating the impact of scenario-based high-fidelity patient simulation on academic metrics of student success. July/August Vol 32. No.4. 45-51.
Hamilton, P. & Passos, N. (2011) Accountability for Quality in Higher Education. Published Proceedings of WORLDCOMP11 (World Academy of Science). Las Vegas, July 17, 2011.