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Brigitte S. Cypress
Position: Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Nursing
Campus Affiliation: Lehman College
Phone: 212-817-7987
Degrees/Diplomas: EdD, RN, CCRN
Research Interests: Qualitative research, phenomenology, critical care, patient-family-nurse experience, intensive care unit experience, and philosophy of science
Primary Teaching Areas:
  • Graduate: Nursing of Adults I & II, Research, Strategies for Advanced Practice, Philosophy of Science, Advanced Professional Seminar
  • Undergraduate: Nursing as Human Science, Trends and Issues in Nursing and Health Care, Research
  • Clinicals: Therapeutic Nursing Interventions: Introduction to Professional Nursing; Therapeutic Intervention II and V; Nursing of Adults I and II.
Selected Publications:
Book
  • Cypress, B. (2011). The Lived ICU Experiences of Nurses, Patients and Family Members: A Phenomenological Study of Critically Ill Patients, their Families and Nurses. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG, Saarbrucken, Germany.
Peer Reviewed Articles
  • Cypress, B. (2012). Family Presence in Rounds: An Evidence-Based Review: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 31(1), 53-63.
  • Cypress, B. (2011). Patient-Family-Nurse Intensive Care Unit Experience: A Roy Adaptation Model-Based Qualitative Study: Qualitative Research Journal, 11(2), 3-16.
  • Cypress, B. (2011). The lived ICU experience of nurses, patients and family members: A phenomenological study with Merleau-Ponty perspective. Intensive and Critical Care Nursing, 27, 27-280.
  • Cypress, B. (2011). Family Conference in the Intensive Care Unit: A Systematic Review: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 30(5), 246-255.
  • Cypress, B. (2010). Who is the ER Patient? An evolutionary Concept Analysis: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 29(4), 182-191.
  • Cypress, B. (2010). Exploring the Concept of Nurse-Physician Communication within the Context of Health Care Outcomes using the Evolutionary Method of Concept Analysis: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 30(1), 28-38.
  • Cypress, B. (2010). The Intensive Care Unit: Experiences of Patients, Families, and their Nurses, Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 29(2), 94-101.
Non-Peer Reviewed Publications
  • Cypress, B. (2010). Review of Authers, D. Sacred walk: Dispelling the Fear of Death and Caring for the Dying (Charlottesville, VA: A & A Publishing, 2008), in Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 29(3), 144.
  • Cypress, B. (2010). Review of Tong, R. (3rd ed.) Feminist Thought: A More Comprehensive Introduction (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2008), in Nursing Philosophy, 11(2), 140.
  • Cypress, B. (2009). Review of Ironside, P. M. (Ed.). Beyond Method: Philosophical Conversations in Healthcare Research and Scholarship, (Madison, WI: The University of Wisconsin Press, 2005), in Nursing Science Quarterly, 22, 185-187.
  • Cypress, B. (2009). Dissertation (Full Text), "The Meaning of Intensive Care Unit Experience as Perceived by the Nurses, Patients, and Family Members." ProQuest On-line: August, 2009: AAT 3348347 UMI: 3348347.
Recently Completed Research
  • “The Meaning of Emergency Room Experience as Perceived by Nurses, Patients and Family Members”
Grants:
Awarded:
  • Professional Staff Congress- City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) 2011 Tradition A Research Award Program, “The Meaning of Emergency Room Experience as Perceived by Nurses, Patients and Family Members” (awarded March 28, 2011)
Works in Progress:
Publications under Review
  • The Emergency Room: Experiences of Patients, Families, and Their Nurses. Qualitative Health Research (submitted December 20, 2013)
  • From ICU to the Medical-Surgical Floor: An Evidence-Based Literature Review. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing (submitted March 3, 2013)
Publications in Progress
  • Transformation among Patients, Families and their Nurses in the Context of Critical Illness using the RAM
Research Proposal in Progress
  • Critical Care Experience: A Mixed Method Design Study
Upcoming Peer-Reviewed Oral Presentations
  • “The Lived ICU and Emergency Room Experiences of Nurses, Patients and Family Members: Phenomenological Studies with Merleau-Pontian Perspective,” 5th International Coalition of North American Phenomenologists (ICNAP) Conference, May 24 - 26, 2013, Ramapo College, Mahwah, New Jersey.
  • “The Lived Emergency Room Experiences Of Nurses, Patients and Family Members: A Phenomenological Study,” 24th Sigma Theta Tau International's International Nursing Research Congress, July 22 – 26, 2013, Hilton Hotel, Prague, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • “Family Presence on Rounds and Family Conference in Critical Care: A Review of Evidence and Recommendations from Two Phenomenological Studies,” 32nd International Human Science Research Congress (IHSRC), August 13 - 16, 2013, University of Aalborg, Aalborg, Denmark.
Education:
  • EdD, Teachers College Columbia University
  • MSN, Lehman College
  • BSN, Far Eastern University, Manila, Philippines