A Florida State University nursing professor is working toward reducing health risks among Native American and Alaska Native young adults in urban Florida thanks to a new federal grant.
Researchers found that caregiver burden — the stress caregivers perceive about their caretaking role — was three times higher for every extra task that rural caregivers reported compared to urban caregivers.
The study's lead author Dr. Lucinda Graven, an assistant professor at Florida State University College of Nursing in Tallahassee, said health care providers often don't account for geographic location when working with heart failure patients and caregivers. more
Mishya Otis is a third-year graduate student at Florida State University pursuing a doctorate in nursing practice and following her passion for dermatology. Otis, a native of Sarasota, earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Following graduation, Otis decided to continue her education and work toward a more impactful job. ( more )