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Carol Pavlish, PhD, RN, FAAN
Chair, Prelicensure Programs, Associate Professor

Location: 4-238 Factor Building
Phone: (310) 794-4339
E-mail: cpavlish@sonnet.ucla.edu

Faculty Research and Clinical Expertise

Research: Gender-based violence in post-conflict settings; refugee and immigrant women's health; risk of HIV infection in post-conflict settings; transcultural nursing care; social justice and social advocacy; health and human rights; narrative and community-based collaborative action research.  Additional areas of research include ethics conflict prevention, palliative care, and end-of-life care.
Clinical: Community health nursing and acute oncology nursing care


N168(F10), N204(F10), N250(F10)


Northern Illinois University, BS
University of Minnesota, MS
University of Minnesota, PhD

Honors and Awards

2005 Professor Emeritus - University of St. Catherine, St. Paul, MN
2009 Fellow - American Academy of Nursing


Kim Y, Evangelista LS, Phillips LR, Pavlish C, Kopple JD. (2012). Racial/ethnic differences in illness, perceptions in minority patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis. Nephrology Nursing, 39, 39-48.

Pavlish C, Hunt R. (2012). An exploratory study about meaningful work in acute care nursing. Nursing Forum, 47, 113-22.

Pavlish C, Brown-Saltzman K, Hersh M, Shirk M, Rounkle AM. (2011).Nursing priorities, actions, and regrets for ethical situations in clinical practice. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 43, 385-95.

Pavlish, C., & Dexheimer Pharris, M. (2011). Community-based Collaborative Action Research: A Nursing Approach. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett.

Pavlish, C., Brown-Saltzman, K., Hersh, M., Shirk, M., & Nudelman, O. (2011). Early indicators and risk factors for ethical issues in clinical practice. Journal of Nursing Scholarship. January, 2011.

Pavlish, C., Noor, S., & Brandt, J. (2010). Somali women and the American health care system: Discordant beliefs, divergent expectations, and silent worries. Social Science & Medicine. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2010.04.010

Ho, A., & Pavlish, C. (2010). Indivisibility of accountability and empowerment in tackling gender-based violence: Lessons from a refugee camp in Rwanda. Journal of Refugee Studies. doi:10.1093/jrs/feq052

Pavlish, C., & Ho, A. (2009). Human rights barriers for displaced persons in Southern Sudan. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 41, 284-292.

Pavlish, C., & Ho, A. (2009). Displaced persons' perceptions of human rights in Southern Sudan. International Nursing Review,56, 416-425.

Pavlish, C., & Ceronsky, C. (2009). Oncology nurses' perceptions of nursing roles and professional attributes in palliative care. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 13, 404-412.

Pavlish, C., & Ho, A. (2009). Pathway to social justice: Research on human rights and gender-based violence in a Rwanda refugee camp. Advances in Nursing Science, 32, 144-157.

Pavlish, C. (2007). Narrative inquiry into life experiences of refugee women and men. International Nursing Review, 54, 28-34

Pavlish, C., & Ceronsky, C. (2007). Oncology nurses' perceptions about palliative care. Oncology Nursing Forum, 34, 793-400.

Pavlish, C. (2005). Action responses in Congolese refugee women. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 37, 10-17.

Pavlish, C. (2005). Refugee women health: Collaborative inquiry with refugee women in Rwanda. Health care for Women International, 26, 880-896.

Pavlish, C. (2005). Refugee women health: Collaborative inquiry with refugee women in Rwanda. Health care for Women International, 26, 880-896.

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