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Vidette Todaro-Franceschi
Position: Professor
Campus Affiliation: College of Staten Island
Phone: 718-982-3829
Room Number: 5S-104
Degrees/Diplomas: RN, PhD, FT
Research Interests: Dying, death and bereavement, professional quality of life (contentment/happiness, compassion fatigue, burnout), ethics.
Professional Interests:

Dying, death and bereavement, professional quality of life (contentment/happiness, compassion fatigue, burnout), leadership, ethics, bullying/incivility/mobbing

Primary Teaching Areas:
  • End of Life Care
  • Ethics
  • Leadership

Select Publications:

Authored Books

  • Todaro-Franceschi, V.  (2019). Compassion fatigue and burnout in nursing: Enhancing professional quality of life 2nd Ed.  New York: Springer.
  • Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2015).  Samvetsstress och utmattningssyndrom inom omvĂ„rdnad.    Sweden: Studentlitteratur. (Swedish edition of Compassion fatigue and burnout in nursing).
  • Todaro-Franceschi, V.  (2013). Compassion fatigue and burnout in nursing: Enhancing professional quality of life.  New York: Springer.
  • Todaro-Franceschi, V. (1999). The enigma of energy: Where science and religion converge. New York: The Crossroad Publishing Co. (this book is a revised rendition of my NYU doctoral dissertation, The enigma of energy: A philosophical inquiry, for which I received two awards from NYU as well as notable mention from the Institute of Noetic Sciences/Common Boundaries).

Chapters & Contributions

  • Todaro-Franceschi, V.  (2017).  Caregiver burnout. In E. A. Capezuti, M. Malone, D. S. Gardner, D. S., A. Khan & S. L. Baumann (Eds.). Enyclopedia of Eldercare (4th Ed.) (p. 122-125).  New York: Springer.  
  • Todaro-Franceschi, V.  (2013).  Caregiver burnout. In E. Capezuti, M. Malone, Katz & M. Mezey (Eds.)  Enyclopedia of Eldercare (3rd Ed.) (p. 121-124).  New York: Springer.  
  • Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2013). Enhancing palliative and end-of-life care.  In J. L. Harris, L. Roussel  &  P. L. Thomas, (Eds.) Initiating and sustaining the clinical nurse leader role: A Practical guide. (2nd Ed.) (p. 424). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett. 
  • Coyle, N. & Todaro-Franceschi, V.  (2012). Artificial nutrition and hydration. In K. Doka (Ed.) Ethics and end of life care: A case based approach (pp. 85-93). Washington, DC: American Hospice Foundation.
Articles
  • Baumann, S. & Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2017). Graduate students reflections on elder and end-of-life care for prisoners. Nursing Science Quarterly, 30, (3), 253-259.
  • Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2015). The ART of maintaining the “care” in healthcare.  Nursing Management, 46,(6), 53-55. 
  • Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2014).  Are you being bullied or are you a bully? New Jersey Nurse & Institute for Nursing Newsletter, July, p. 6.
  • Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2013).  Critical care nurse perceptions of preparedness and ability to care for the dying and their professional quality of life. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 32, (4), 184-190. 
  • Todaro-Franceschi, V. & Spellman, M.  (2013). End of life pedagogy, death attitudes and power as knowing participation in change. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 3 (1), 120-125.
  • Todaro-Franceschi, V.  (2011). Changing the face of death: A pedagogic intervention.  Journal of Professional Nursing, 27, (5), 315-319. 
  • Malinski, V. & Todaro-Franceschi, V.  (2011). Exploring co-meditation as a means of reducing anxiety and enhancing relaxation in a nursing school setting. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 29, 242-248.
  • Todaro-Franceschi, V.  (2011). Re-patterning health professional death education: A matter of social justice for all. The Forum: The Quarterly Publication of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, 37, (3), 26-27.
  • Todaro-Franceschi, V.  (2010). Two paradigms, different fruit: Mixing apples with oranges. Visions:  The Journal of Rogerian Nursing Science, 17, 44-50 .
  • Todaro-Franceschi, V.  (2009). Using an online community board for teaching, learning and student engagement on end-of-life care. Nurse Educator, 34, 150-151.
  • Todaro-Franceschi, V.  (2008). Don’t worry about caring for the dying: It isn’t on the NCLEX. International Centre for Nursing Ethics Conference, Nursing Ethics and Health Care Policy: Bridging Local, National and International Perspectives Yale University, CT (Paper (short version) proceedings).
  • Todaro-Franceschi, V.  (2008). Revisiting the enigma of energy. Nursing Science Quarterly 21, 285-290.
  • Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2007).  Imagining nursing practice in the year 2050: Looking through a Rogerian looking glass. Nursing Science Quarterly, 20, 229-231.
  • Todaro-Franceschi, V.  (2006). Synchronicity related to dead loved ones: A natural healing modality. Spirituality and Health International, 7, 151-161.
  • Todaro-Franceschi, V.  (2006). Studying synchronicity related to dead loved ones AKA after-death communication: Martha, what do you think? Nursing Science Quarterly, 19, 297-299.
  • Todaro-Franceschi, V. (2003). Mistakes in research: An appeal for tolerance. Nursing Science Quarterly, 16, 110-113.

Other

Works in Progress:

Professional quality of life.
 

Education:

  • Ph.D. Nursing, NYU
  • M.S. Nursing, Hunter College, CUNY
  • BSN. College of Staten Island, CUNY
  • AAS. Nursing, College of Staten Island, CUNY
Certification:
  • FT.  Fellow in Thanatology, Association for Death Education and Counseling.