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Lois K. Evans papers

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
Creator:
Evans, Lois K.
Title:
Lois K. Evans papers
Date [inclusive]:
1971-2011
Call Number:
MC 164
Extent:
19.375 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Lois K. Evans Papers include personal awards, papers and publication during her career, materials related to her tenure at the University of Pennsylvania, research projects and history files, including her studies in reducing restraints as well as her involvement in national associations, which shed light on her influential career that transformed elder care, geriatric mental health education, and national policies.
Cite as:
Lois K. Evans papers, Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

Dr. Lois Evans received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from West Virginia University and her Masters of Science in Nursing and PhD degrees from The Catholic University of America. In 1984, she joined the University of Pennsylvania’s faculty where she distinguished herself as an educator, research, administrator and practitioner. As one of the national leaders in elder care research, she along with her colleague Dr. Neville Strumpf, developed ground breaking research into restraint use on the elderly. This research lead to shaping new policy and standards to reduce restrain use in nursing homes and hospitals.

During her tenure at Penn, Dr. Evans provided leadership in improving faculty diversity and faculty mentorship. Drawing on her background involving mental health, long term care and health systems, Dr. Evans influenced the development of Penn’s School of Nursing clinical nursing programs and providing community-based services, including PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for Elders) and a geriatric hospital. In addition, federal granted funded her idea of integrating psychiatric mental health graduate nursing curriculum and developing the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner program. She also engaged in national efforts for education and practice in geropsychiatric nursing. In 2005 she was one of the coordinator of a national conference to assure the direction of the geropsychiatric nursing field. Based on this work, along with funding from the John A. Hartford Foundation, she co-directed the Geropsychiatric Nursing Collaborative at the American Academy of Nursing, which focuses on developing curricula to educate nurses to provide mental health services for the elderly.

Lois Evans’ research into nursing facilities and the sundown syndrome led to her award winning investigations with Dr. Neville Strumpf, on reducing restraint use in nursing home. Also related to these influential studies were interest in individualized care, geriatric mental health, behaviors in dementia, and models and outcomes of care for frail elders. Dr. Evans published numerous important articles, chapters, and books, including Restraint-Free Care: Individualized Approaches for Frail Elders and  Academic Nursing Practice: Helping to Shape the Future of Health Care, which describes Penn’s experience in implementing a model that combined education, research and practice.

Lois Evans received numerous awards during her dedicated career, including the Claire M. Fagin Distinguished Researcher Lecture & Award, The Baxter Foundation Epistene Award, The John A. Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing Practice Research Award, Lindback Awards for Distinguished Teaching, and inducted into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame.

Bibliography, From “Lois K. Evans”, Penn Nursing Science, accessed Dec 13, 2012, http://www.nursing.upenn.edu/faculty/profile.asp?pid=150 .

From “Lois K. Evans”, GAPNA (Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association), accessed Dec 12, 2012, http://www.prolibraries.com/gapna/?select=speaker&speakerID=36912.

Scope and Contents

The Lois K. Evans papers is a collection acquired by the University of Pennsylvania, Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing from 2010-2012. The papers, arranged in nine series, shed light on her prolific professional career.

Series 1 and 2 explores her personal life and career prior to the University of Pennsylvania. Series I contains personal documents such as awards and tenure notes. The second series focuses son her academic work prior to Penn, including talks, presentations, and her work at Georgetown University.

In the third series, Lois Evans’ professional experiences are explored. The materials in this section sheds light during her tenure at the University of Pennsylvania. This includes correspondence, committee minutes, papers and courses. In addition, there are numerous papers related to the development of the Penn Nursing Network, including information about CARE, LIFE, strategic planning, general files and correspondence.

Series 4 focuses on Dr. Evans’ ground breaking research projects. The largest subseries is her work on reducing restraints among the frail elderly in nursing homes and hospitals which changed national policies. The documented correspondence, research files, literature used, publications as well as research notes and data for smaller projects in addition to the 3 larger projects (Reducing Restraints, Maintaining Restraint Reduction and Relationship Between Physical Restraints Removal and Falls and Injuries). This series also brings to light the original study that influenced her later work on restrains, the Sundown Syndrome Study. The fifth series sheds light on her efforts with geropsychiatric nursing programs and educational efforts.

The sixth series is a collection of documents Dr. Evans collected on the history of nursing. This includes the development of Schools of Nursing as well as gerontologic nursing both at Penn and other institutions. The seven series sheds light on her involvement with national associations, including Sigma Theta Tau and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing for the John A. Hartford Foundation. In addition, there are correspondence and program conferences for the Regional and the National Nursing Centers Consortium.

The last two series (8-9) contain various multi-media formats, including slides and audio cassettes of field notes related to Lois Evans’ restraint projects. In addition, there are several pins and other artifacts from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing gathered by Dr. Evans’ during her tenure as well as a pair of wrist restraints from the 1990s.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Jessica Clark

Access Restrictions

This collection is open to researchers unless otherwises noted to protect personal identifiable information.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may apply. Please contact the Center with requests for copying and for authorization to publish, quote or reproduce the material.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

See also, Neville E. Strumpf Papers, Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Faculty papers
  • Personal papers
Occupation(s)
  • Nurse
  • Nursing schools--Faculty
Personal Name(s)
  • Evans, Lois K.
Subject(s)
  • Geriatric nursing
  • Nursing homes

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Collection Inventory

Series 1.  Personal, 1987-2010.

Scope and Contents note

This series consists mainly of awards received by Lois Evans during her career for her influence on nursing and research. In addition, this section also contains her tenure notes while at the Univesity of Pennsylvania.

Box Folder

Awards, American Academy of Nursing Application, Feb-Mar 1989.

1 1

Tenure, Notes, 1990.

1 2

Awards, Lindback Award, April 1991, Oct 1992-April 1997.

1 3

Awards, Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researchers Hall of Fame, Mar-Aug 2010.

1 4

Awards, Gerontological Society of America , University of Pennsylvania 25 Year Club, 2003, 2009.

1 5

Awards, International Research Congress, 1987.

1 6

Awards, Award for Lecture at the 35th Japanese Society of Nursing Research (legal size), Aug 2009.

16 1

Awards, various.

1 6.1

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Series 2.  Pre University of Pennsylvania, 1973-1981.

Scope and Contents note

Materials in this section relate to Lois Evans’ activities prior to her position at the University of Pennsylvania. This includes talks, presentations, and her work at Georgetown University.

Box Folder

Curriculum Development, Dorothea Orem Notes, Georgetown University, 1973-1982.

1 7

Dissertation Research Tool, 1978-1979.

1 8

Georgetown, Research Proposal “Evaluation of Outcomes of a Health Promotion Program for the Elderly”, June 1980.

1 9

Talks and Presentations, 1977, 1981.

1 10

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Series 3.  University of Pennsylvania, 1984-2012.

Scope and Contents note

This series contains documents during her tenure at the University of Pennsylvania and the School of Nursing. It has multiple subseries, which includes, Penn Mental Health Nursing, Papers, Talks and Presentations, Courses, Committees, and Correspondence. The subseries “Penn Nursing Network”, which is further organized into subgrouping of general files, strategic planning, research projects, CARE, LIFE and other files, is noted by Dr. Evans to contain “email hard copy depicting the early development of the Penn Nursing Network and the academic practices of the School of Nursing.” At the donor’s request these files should be sealed for long term future access.

Series 3.1.  Papers, 1987-2008.

Box Folder

Selected Publications, 1987-2007.

1 11

Selected Publications, 1987-2007.

1 12

Fugitive Documents, 1988-2007.

1 13

Papers, 2008.

1 14

Series 3.2.  Talks and Presentations, 1984-2012.

Box Folder

Talks and Presentations, 1984-1988.

1 15

Senate Testimony, Mar 1991.

1 16

Restraint Free Care Powerpoints, 1992-2009.

1 17

Talks and Presentations, 1994, 1997, 2002-2008.

1 18

Talks and Presentations, 1998-2008.

1 19

Talks and Presentations, 2009-2012.

1 19

Series 3.3.  Courses, 1987-2011.

Box Folder

N628 Mental Health and Aging Lectures, 2002-2011.

1 21

N628 Mental Health and Aging, 1995-2003.

1 22

N628 Mental Health and Aging, 2004-2011.

1 23

N250; N611; N681/2/3; N648; N 644, 1987-1989, c. 1980s, 1990-1992, 2004, 2008, 2011.

1 24

Ethics, 1987.

1 25

N363 Intervention Strategies, 2005-2008.

1 26

Series 3.4.  Committee, 2003-2011.

Box Folder

Future of Nursing Think Tank, Feb 1987.

2 1

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Intervention Development in Depression, Interdisciplinary Research Team Mental Health Pilot Study, Rand/Hartford Center, March 2003-2006.

2 2

Re-envisiong Space for the Future, Jan 2003.

2 3

Senate Committee on Faculty Development, Diversity, and Equity, 2003-2006.

2 4

Senate Committee on Faculty Development, Diversity, and Equity, 2005-2008.

2 5

Senate Committee on Faculty Development, Diversity, and Equity, 2008-2010.

2 6

Senate Committee on Faculty Development, Diversity, and Equity, 2010-2011.

2 7

Senate Committee on Faculty Development, Diversity, and Equity, Misc. Years.

2 8

Women’s Faculty Forum, June 2008-Dec 2011.

2 9

Family and Community Health Division, Division Chair, 2002. ** Sealed for 25 years (until 2037).

2 10

Family and Community Health Division, Teaching.

2 11

Family and Community Health Division, Lenore Kurlowicz, Sept 2007-Feb 2008.

2 12

Family and Community Health Division, Minutes, 2002-2009.

2 13

Family and Community Health Division, Minutes, 2002-2009.

2 14

Family and Community Health Division, Mentoring Program, 2005-2010.

2 15

Family and Community Health Division, Mentoring Program, 2005-2010.

2 16

Series 3.5.  Correspondence, 1965-2012.

Box Folder

Geriatric Leaders Personal Papers and Correspondence, Doris Schwartz, 1965-1999.

2 17

Geriatric Leaders Personal Papers and Correspondence, Doris Schwartz, 1965-1999.

2 18

Geriatric Leaders Personal Papers and Correspondence, Neville Strumpf, 1986-2004.

2 19

Geriatric Leaders Personal Papers and Correspondence, Carter Williams, 1988-2008.

2 20

Geriatric Leaders Personal Papers and Correspondence, Truman Schnable and Mathy Mezie, 1984, 1986-1997.

2 21

Correspondence, Includes Annual Faculty Report, 1984-1987.

2 22

Correspondence, Includes Annual Faculty Report, includes correspondence with Barbara Bates, 1990-1992.

2 23

Correspondence, Includes Annual Faculty Report, 1993-1995. **Restricted.

3 1

Correspondence, Includes Annual Faculty Report, 1993-1995. **Restricted.

3 2

Correspondence, Includes Annual Faculty Report, 1996-1998.

3 3

Correspondence, Includes Annual Faculty Report, 1999-2001. **Restricted.

3 4

Correspondence, Includes Annual Faculty Report, 1999-2001. **Restricted.

3 5

Correspondence, Includes Annual Faculty Report, 2002-2004. **Restricted.

3 6

Correspondence, Includes Annual Faculty Report, 2002-2004. **Restricted.

3 7

Correspondence, Includes Annual Faculty Report, 2005-2007.

3 8

Correspondence, Includes Annual Faculty Report, 2005-2007.

3 9

Correspondence, Includes Annual Faculty Report, 2005-2007.

3 10

Correspondence, Includes Annual Faculty Report, 2008-2010.

3 11

Correspondence, Includes Annual Faculty Report, 2008-2011.

3 12

Series 3.6.  Penn Nursing Network, 1988-2005. As requested by the donor, these files will be sealed for long term future access (until 2062).

Box Folder

Retreat on PNN Quality Management Program, Mar 1997.

3 13

Financial Plan, Aug 1996.

3 14
Series 3.6-1.  Senate Reports and General Files, 1996-2001.
Box Folder

Senate Reports, Minutes, Jan-Mar 1996.

3 15

Senate Reports, Academic Nursing Practices, Jan 2000-Sept 2001.

3 16

Senate Reports, Academic Nursing Practices, legal size, Jan 2000-Sept 2001.

16 2

Senate Reports, Academic Nursing Practices, Dec 1998-Oct 1999.

3 17

General Files, Annual Reports, June 2000-July 2001.

3 18

General Files, Annual/Quarterly Reports, July 1998-May 1999.

4 1

General Files, Annual/Quarterly Reports, Dec 2000-June 2001.

4 2

General Files, Orientation, June 2000.

4 3

General Files, Position Description, Oct 1991-July 1998.

4 4

General Files, Faculty Senate for Clinical Faculty, Nov 1997-Mar 1998.

4 5

General Files, Salary Structure, July 1993-June 1995.

4 6

General Files, Clinical Information System, June 1998-Feb 2001, Aug 2002.

4 7

General Files, Faculty Retreat, April-May 2000.

4 8

General Files, PNN Leadership Team Retreat, Oct 2000.

4 9

General Files, Academic Nursing Practice to Overseers, Jan-May 2000.

4 10

General Files, Financial/Budget Structure, Feb 1998.

4 11

General Files, Strategic Plan, Jan-Dec 1999.

4 12

General Files, Dean Afaf Meleis Orientation, Sept-Oct 2001.

4 13

General Files, Misc. Correspondence, June 1994, May 1995-Dec 2001.

4 14

General Files, Misc., May 2002.

4 15
Series 3.6-2.  Archive Files, 1994-2004.
Box Folder

Archive Files, Proposal to City of Philadelphia, June 2001.

4 16

Archive Files, Partnership of Bates School of Nursing and University of Pennsylvania Health Services, Aug 1996-May 1997.

4 17

Archive Files, Presentation to Board of Overseers, April 1998.

4 18

Archive Files, Misc. Working File, Nov 1993-Feb 1996.

4 19

Archive Files, Independent Foundation Charities Group, Jan-April 1997.

4 20

Archive Files, Misc., Sept 1995-June 2004.

4 21

Archive Files, Major Presentation at Faculty Practice Conference, Feb-Mar 1996.

4 22

Archive Files, Correspondence, Operations, Dec 1995-Oct 2000.

4 23

Archive Files, Faculty Papers, c. 1990-2001.

4 24

Archive Files, Consultations, June-July 1994.

4 25
Series 3.6-3.  Penn Nursing Network History, 1984, 1991-2004.
Box Folder

PNN History, PEW Grant Proposal, July-Oct 1993.

4 26

PNN History, Academic Nursing Practices, July 1993-Mar 2003.

4 27

PNN History, Partnership Between School of Nursing and University of Pennsylvania Health System, 1984, Sept 1991-Sept 1992, Mar 1996-Feb 1997.

4 28

PNN History, Conference at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Aug 1999-Oct 2000.

4 29

PNN History, Annual Report-Fordmine, Aug-Sept 2000, Oct-Nov 2001.

4 30

PNN History, Reports and Presentations, Jan 2000-June 2002.

4 31

PNN History, Medicare and APNs, Mar 1996, Sept 1997-Nov 1998.

4 32

PNN History, Penn-Macy Academic Nursing Practice Website, Oct 2001-June 2002.

4 33

PNN History, Academic Nursing Practice, Senate Meeting, Mar-Aug 2001.

4 34

PNN History, Academic Nursing Practice, Think Tanks and Plans, Dec 1998-June 1999, June-Aug 2001.

4 35

PNN History, Hamburg, Aug 2000.

4 36

PNN History, Academic Nursing Practice Book, May 2002-Feb 2004.

4 37
Series 3.6-4.  Office of Research for Academic Practice, 1993-2000.
Box Folder

Office of Research for Academic Practice, Research Facilities Development Fund Proposals, 1993-1995.

4 38

Office of Research for Academic Practice, Bates Center and Floor Plan, April-July 1999.

4 39

Office of Research for Academic Practice, Fiscal Year 1995-1998.

4 40

Office of Research for Academic Practice, Fiscal Year 1999-2002.

4 41

Office of Research for Academic Practice, Think Tank-Gerontologic Research, Jan-May 1998.

5 1

Office of Research for Academic Practice, CareFacts Data Dictionary, 1998.

5 2

Office of Research for Academic Practice, Practice Committee, May 1999-May 2000.

5 3

Office of Research for Academic Practice, Practice Committee, Aug 1993-Sept 1994.

5 4

Office of Research for Academic Practice, Practice Committee, April 1994-Feb 1995.

5 5

Office of Research for Academic Practice, Practice Committee, Jan-Oct 1999, Sept 2000.

5 6

Office of Research for Academic Practice, Practice Committee Annual Reports and Minutes, 1995-2000.

5 7
Series 3.6-5.  Research, Publications, 1996-2009.
Box Folder

Research, R03 Pilot Program and Depression.

5 8

Publications, 1996-2000.

5 9

Publications, 1990-2009.

5 10

Publications, 1990-2009.

5 11

Legal Documents.

5 12

Collaborative Leadership Team (legal size), 2009.

16 3

Correspondence (legal size), 1987.

16 4
Series 3.6-6.  CARE Program, 1993-2004.
Box Folder

CARE Program, Annual/Quarterly Reports, Fiscal Year 1994-1998.

5 13

CARE Program, Annual/Quarterly Reports, Fiscal Year 1999.

5 14

CARE Program, Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility Regulations, April 1994.

5 15

CARE Program, news clippings, c. 1990.

5 16

CARE Data, Mar-May 2003.

5 17

CARE Program, Misc. Minutes and Correspondence, 1999-2002.

5 18

CARE Program, Information Forms.

5 19
Series 3.6-7.  LIFE, 1999-2001.
Box Folder

LIFE, Financial Schedule and Due Dates.

5 20

LIFE, Misc. Correspondence, 1999-2001.

5 21

LIFE, Barriers Work Group, May 2000-Oct 2001.

5 22

LIFE, Focus Group, June-July 2001.

5 23

LIFE, Staffing Model Plan, 2000.

5 24

LIFE, Strategic Planning, Fiscal Year 2002.

5 25

LIFE, Confidential Documents. **Restricted.

5 26
Box Folder

Community Midwifery Practice, 1996.

5 27
Series 3.6-8.  Health Annex, 1995-2001.
Box Folder

Health Annex, Correspondence, Dec 1995, July 2000-June 2001.

5 28

Health Annex, Model of Excellence, Nov 2000-April 2001.

5 29

Health Annex, City of Philadelphia Proposal, Aug 2001 .

5 30

Health Annex, Annual Reports, Fiscal Year 1996-2000.

5 31

Health Annex, Misc. and Proposals, 1998-2001.

6 1

Continence Consortium, Sept 1993-April 1999.

6 2
Series 3.6-9.  Geriatric Nursing Consultation Service, c. 1988-1997.
Box Folder

Geriatric Nursing Consultation Service, Organization and Mission, 1988, 1992.

6 3

Geriatric Nursing Consultation Service, Syracuse Paper, May 1993.

6 4

Geriatric Nursing Consultation Service, Expert Witness, Feb 1997.

6 5
Series 3.6-10.  Policies and Infrastructure, 1996-2001.
Box Folder

Policies and Infrastructure, Infrastructure and Organization, July 1996-Nov 1999, June 2000-July 2001.

6 6

Policies and Infrastructure, Policies.

6 7

Policies and Infrastructure, Credentialing Process, Mar 1996-Feb 1999.

6 8
Series 3.6-11.  Strategic Planning/Clinical Information System, 1995-2005.
Box Folder

Strategic Planning/Clinical Information System, Strategic Planning, Feb 1995-Jan 1999.

6 9

Strategic Planning/Clinical Information System, Strategic Planning, July-Oct 1999.

6 10

Strategic Planning/Clinical Information System, Strategic Planning, 2000-2002.

6 11

Strategic Planning/Clinical Information System, Strategic Planning Correspondence, April 1998-Aug 2000.

6 12

Strategic Planning/Clinical Information System, Strategic Planning, Presentation, Jan 2000.

6 13

Strategic Planning/Clinical Information System, Strategic Planning, Fiscal Year 2000.

6 14

Strategic Planning/Clinical Information System, Program Review Forms, Sept 2001.

6 15

Strategic Planning/Clinical Information System, Clinical Information System and Think Tank Minutes, 2000-2001.

6 16

Strategic Planning/Clinical Information System, School of Nursing Long-Range Plan, 1995.

6 17

Strategic Planning/Clinical Information System, ANP Book Chapter with Tom Gilmore, Nov 2001-April 2005.

6 18

Strategic Planning/Clinical Information System, Strategic Planning, legal size.

16 5

Series 3.7.  Penn Mental Health Nursing, 2002-2011.

Box Folder

Health Resource and Services Administration, Grant, May-June 2008.

6 19

Health Resource and Services Administration, Advisory Committee, Jan-Dec 2010.

6 20

Health Resource and Services Administration, Minutes and Meetings, June 2010-Sept 2011.

6 21

Health Resource and Services Administration, Reports, Mar 2009-Sept 2011.

6 22

Health Resource and Services Administration, Workshop/Conferences, May 2009-June 2011.

6 23

Health Resource and Services Administration, Consultations, Nov 2008-Mar 2011.

6 24

Strategic Planning Retreat, Jan-Oct 2003.

6 25

Strategic Planning Retreat, Feb-May 2001.

6 26

Develop Psychiatric Undergraduate Elective, Oct 2003-Oct 2004.

6 27

Proposal to Pennsylvania State Board for new Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program, June 2006-April 2007.

6 28

Pennsylvania State Board Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner Report and Data, Sept 2006-May 2008.

6 29

Review of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Division, Mar 1990.

6 30

Penn Mental Health Nursing Meetings/Minutes, related Correspondence, May-July 2001, July 2005-June 2006, Dec 2007-June 2009.

6 31

Penn Mental Health Nursing Meetings/Minutes, related Correspondence, June 2009-Dec 2011.

6 32

Correspondence, Notes, and Minutes, Jan 2003-Dec 2006.

7 1

Correspondence, Notes, and Minutes, 2006-2007.

7 2

Correspondence, Notes, and Minutes, 2007-2008.

7 3

Correspondence, Notes, and Minutes, 2008-2009.

7 4

Prison System Clinical Program, July 2002-Dec 2010.

7 5

Special Course, N202 Extension Summer II, May-Sept 2007.

7 6

Beck Institute Relationship, July-Nov 2005.

7 7

Challenge Exam and Policy, Feb-June 2007.

7 8

Misc. Forms and Brochure, 1989, 2003.

7 9

Forensics Nursing Conference, 2004.

7 10

Series 3.8.  Penn Macy Institute to Advance Academic Nursing Practice, 1999-2002.

Scope and Contents note

“The purpose of the Penn Macy Initiative, funded by the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation, is to help schools of nursing in research-intensive environments develop practices in which they will have control over patient care and, therefore, opportunities to introduce advances in nursing research and education. Academic medicine had benefited tremendously from its numerous linkages to health care delivery systems that enable it to conduct research, quickly put new research into practice and educate medical student in environments that incorporate the latest research in clinical care delivery. In nursing too, the triad of education, research and practice must be vitally bound if we are to prepare nurses for clinical practice in the 21st century.” *taken from opening letter in 1st Conference binder

Box Folder

1st Conference,1/3, July 1999.

7 11

1st Conference, 2/3, July 1999.

7 12

1st Conference, 3/3, July 1999.

7 13

2nd Conference, 1/3, July 2000.

7 14

2nd Conference, 2/3, July 2000.

7 15

2nd Conference, 3/3, July 2000.

7 16

3rd Conference, 1/2, July 2001.

7 17

3rd Conference, 2/2, July 2001.

7 18

4th Conference, 1/2, July 2002.

7 19

4th Conference, 2/2, July 2002.

7 20

Publication, 2002.

7 21

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Series 4.  Projects, 1980-2009.

Scope and Contents note

Evans worked on many projects throughout her career. These documents are grouped by topic. The subseries Restraints contains several components including general files of correspondence, grants, smaller research projects, and publications. In addition, Dr. Evan’s collaborative projects of Cross Cultural Restraints, Reducing Restraints, Maintaining Restraint Reduction, and Relationship Between Physical Restraints Removal and Falls and Injuries are also documented here with grants, original data, field notes, and papers. Also see Series 8. Multi-Media for various cassette tapes of field notes. Dr. Evan’s Sundown Syndrome Study, which influenced the later Restraint projects is also documented in this section.

Series 4.1.  Restraints, 1980-2006.

Series 4.1-1.  General, 1980-1998. **Restricted.
Series 4.1-1.1.  Articles, 1986-2003.
Box Folder

Newspaper Articles, c. 1986-1994.

7 22

Newspaper Articles, c. 1986-1994.

7 23

Newspaper Articles, c. 1986-1994.

8 1

Restraint Review (journal), Jan 1992-Nov 1993.

8 2

Untie the Elderly (publication), Aug 1989-Winter 2003.

8 3

HCFA (Health Care Financing Administration) and NCCNHR (National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform) newsletters, Jan 1992-Summer 1999.

8 4

Media, June 1992.

8 5

Products and Alternative, 1994-2003.

8 6

Articles on legal, ethics, and laws about restraints, 1989-1992.

8 7
Series 4.1-1.2.  Correspondence, 1987-2009.
Box Folder

Correspondence, June 1989-Dec 1990.

8 8

Correspondence, Dec 1987-Dec 1990.

8 9

Correspondence, Aug 1987-Dec 1987.

8 10

Correspondence, 1990.

8 11

Correspondence, 1991.

8 12

Correspondence, 1992.

8 13

Correspondence, 1993-2004.

8 14

Reducing Restraint Correspondence, 1994-1999.

8 15

Reducing Restraint Correspondence, 1988-2009.

8 16
Series 4.1-1.3.  Awards and Recognition, 1988-2001.
Box Folder

Baxter Foundation Episteme Award and Mosby Cameo Award, June-Dec 1995.

8 17

Doris Schwartz Gerontological Nursing Research Award (2001) paper and background, 1988-2001.

8 18

News Articles and Sue Donaldson’ “Break Throughs in Scientific Research” (2000), 1991-2000.

8 19
Series 4.1-1.4.  Guidelines/Policies, 1987-2009.
Box Folder

Guidelines/Policies for Restraints, 1987-2009.

8 21

Guidelines/Policies for Restraints, 1987-2009.

8 22

Guidelines/Policies Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, Task Force on Restraint Policy, Mar 1991-Jan 1992.

8 23
Series 4.1-1.5.  Literature Used in Research.
Box Folder

Literature Used in Research.

8 24

Literature Used in Research.

9 1

Literature Used in Research.

9 2

Literature Used in Research.

9 3

Literature Used in Research.

9 4

Literature Used in Research.

9 5

Literature Used in Research.

9 6
Series 4.1-1.6.  Publications by Lois Evans and Neville Strumpf; Papers/Abstracts, 1986-2003.
Box Folder

Publications by Lois Evans and Neville Strumpf, Mar 1986-July 2003.

9 7

Publications by Lois Evans and Neville Strumpf, Mar 1986-July 2003.

9 8

Foulkways Pilot, Review and Rejected by Gerontologist, 1989-1992.

9 9

JAMA Rejection for R01 Main Findings, 1995.

9 10

Book Contracts, Oct 1991-Nov 1992.

9 11

Background for and responds to 1985 Paper by Doris Schwartz.

9 12

Background for and responds to 1985 Paper by Doris Schwartz.

9 13

Restraint Bibliographies.

9 14

Abstracts, c. 1987-1992.

9 15
Series 4.1-1.7.  Restraint Papers and Presentations, 1987-2003.
Box Folder

Papers and Presentations, 1987-1998.

9 16

Papers and Presentations, 1989-1994.

9 17

Papers and Presentations, 1987-1992.

9 18

Papers and Presentations, 1988-1994.

9 19

Papers and Presentations, 1987-1992.

9 20

Papers and Presentations, 1989, 1991, 1996-1999.

10 1

Papers and Presentations, 1987-1992.

10 2

“Restraints and the Older Adult: A Critical Analysis”, Dec 1990-Mar 1991.

10 3

Testimony, 1989, 1992.

10 4

Papers and Presentations, 1987-1988.

10 5

Papers and Presentations, 1989.

10 6

Papers and Presentations, 1989.

10 7

Papers and Presentations, 1990-1991.

10 8

Papers and Presentations, 1992-1998.

10 9

Gerontological Society of America Presentation, 1994.

10 10

Papers and Presentations, 2000-2003.

10 11
Series 4.1-1.8.  Grants and Data, 1986-c. 1998.
Box Folder

Research Funding and Proposals, Feb 1986-April 1987, May 1992-May 1993. **Restricted.

10 12

Research Program Contract with Neville Strumpf, Dec 1986-Jan 1991.

10 13

National Level, GSA Task Force on Restraints, Mar 1992-Feb 1995.

10 14

National Level, GSA Task Force on Restraints, Jan 1992-Nov 1994.

10 15

National Level, Preliminary Interview, Raw Data, Jan 1996.

10 16

National Level, Research Development, Misc. Early Drafts and Tools, Oct 1985-May 1986, c. 1998.

10 17
Series 4.1-2.  Research and Other Projects.
Series 4.1-2.1.  Hospital of University Pennsylvania (HUP) Study, 1986-1990.
Box Folder

P.I. Notebook, June 1986-Nov 1987.

10 18

Proposal, 1986.

10 19

Presentation, Jan-Feb 1987, April 1988.

10 20

Publications in “Nursing Research”.

10 21

Perceptions of Restraint Use (PRUQ) Data, Jan 1989-Oct 1990.

10 22

Tools and Forms.

10 23
Series 4.1-2.2.  Foulkeways, 1986-1987.
Box Folder

P.I. Notebook, Mar 1986-June 1987 . **Restricted.

10 24

Data.

10 26

Data (legal size).

16 6
Series 4.1-2.3.  Scotland, 1986-1991.
Box Folder

Notes, 1987-Feb 1988.

10 26

Itinerary/Letter, Aug 1986-July 1987.

10 27

Correspondence, Aug 1986-May 1988.

11 1

Marketing Project, Feb 1988-April 1991.

11 2
Series 4.1-2.4.  Alzheimer’s Association, 1989-1992.
Box Folder

P.I. Notebook, Feb-Oct 1991.

11 3

Pilot Program, Jan-Oct 1990.

11 4

Tools and Forms.

11 5

Grant Proposal and Reports, July 1989-Mar 1991.

11 6

Educational Materials and Meetings, Jan-Oct 1990.

11 7
Series 4.1-3.  Cross-Cultural, 1989-1993.
Box Folder

“Restraint Free-Care and the Environment: Scenes of a Swedish Nursing Home”, Paper with Slides, 1993.

11 8

International Program Final Proposal, Feb-April 1990.

11 9

Lessons from Abroad, Correspondence and Meetings, July 1989-Nov 1990.

11 10

Restraints Final Report, Aug 1991.

11 11

Restraints P.I. Notebook ½, July-Sept 1991.

11 12

Restraints P.I. Notebook 2/2, July-Sept 1991.

11 13

Misc. Correspondence, June-Oct 1990.

11 14

“Restraint Free-Care and the Environment” Review, Grant, etc., April 1992-Mar 1996.

11 15

Preliminary Notes, 1990.

11 16

Observations Victoria Geriatric Unit, June 1990.

11 17

Presentations, Publications and Summary, 1989-Aug 1990.

11 18

Misc. Notes, Forms, Correspondence, Nov 1989-Deb 1993.

11 19

Data Analysis for British Geriatric Society paper, Mar 1993.

11 20

Grabergets Sjulckem, Field Notes and Notes, June 1990.

11 21

Grabergets Sjulckem, Interview/Discussions, Nursing Supervisor, Medical, Staffing, June 1990.

11 22

Swedish Visitors, Dec 1990.

11 23

Victoria Geriatric Unit, Interview/Discussion, Nursing Supervisor, Medical, Staffing, June 1990.

11 24

Victoria Geriatric Unit, Correspondence and Misc., Feb-May 1990.

11 25

Victoria Geriatric Unit, Restraint Use Observation notes and Injury Forms, July 1987, June 1990.

11 26

Victoria Geriatric Unit, Minutes and General Notes, June 1990.

11 27

Victoria Geriatric Unit, Review of Documents.

11 28

Seminars, June 1990.

11 29

WHO Fellowship, Restraint Care in European Countries ½, April 1990-1991; Mar-April 1993.

11 30

WHO Fellowship, Restraint Care in European Countries 2/2, April 1990-1991; Mar-April 1993. **Restricted.

11 31
Series 4.1-4.  Reducing Restraints in Nursing Homes (R01), 1989-1993, 1996.
Box Folder

P.I. Notebook 1/3, 1990-1992.

11 32

P.I. Notebook 2/3, 1990-1992.

12 1

P.I. Notebook 3/3, 1990-1992.

12 2

P.I. Notebook Additional Materials, 1990-1992. **Restricted.

12 3

Codebook and Coding Decisions, Dec 1990-Mar 1991.

12 4

Funded Proposal, Feb 1989-Nov 1992.

12 5

Notes/Minutes, Feb 1990-April 1992.

12 6

Field Notes and Meetings.

12 7

JAGS, Aug 1995, Nov 1996.

12 8

Reliability Analysis Data.

12 9

Germantown Home and St. Francis, Feb-Aug 1990.

12 10

Advisory Board, April 1990-April 1992.

12 11

Data Collection Tools and Schedules.

12 12

Field Notes, Dec 1989-Aug 1992.

12 13

Grants, Feb-Sept 1989. **Restricted.

12 14

Staffing Data.

12 15

Data Entry.

12 16

Finding Reports of Project to Nursing Homes, Jan 1993.

12 17

Progress Report, July 1993.

12 18

Minutes and Notes, Dec 1992-June 1996.

12 19

Abstracts and Misc. Correspondence, Feb 1990-1995.

12 20

Proposal to Frank Morgan Jones/Foulkeways Research Fund, Feb 1995.

12 21

Homes, Rejection Letters, Aug 1995.

12 22

Golden Slipper, Feb 1990-Sept 1992.

12 23

Staff Training, April 1990.

12 24
Series 4.1-5.  Maintaining Restraint Reduction in Nursing Homes (R02), 1992-1996, 2004.
Box Folder

Competing Continuation Grant, June 1992-Mar 1993.

12 25

Grant, May 1993-Aug 1993. **Restricted.

12 26

Tools and Data Collection Forms, 1993.

12 27

Minutes and Notes, Jan 1996-Oct 2004.

12 28

Proposal to Albert Einstein Medical Center, Sept 1992.

12 29

Grant, Feb 1995.

13 1

Data and Cases, 1994-1995.

13 2

Minutes and Notes, Nov 1994-Aug 1995.

13 3

Misc. Notes, Policies, etc., Sept 1994-July 1996.

13 4
Series 4.1-6.  The Relationship Between Physical Restraints Removal and Falls and Injuries Among Nursing Home Patients (R03), 1997-1998, 2006.
Box Folder

Program and Research, Sept 1997-1998.

13 5

Book Chapter, 2009.

13 6

Restraint Cochrane Review, May 2009.

13 7

Series 4.2.  Sundown Syndrome Study, 1984-1989, 1993-2011.

Box Folder

P.I. Notebook, May-Dec 1984.

13 8

Correspondence Requests for Reprints, Oct 1984-Jan 1993.

13 9

Final Report, Jan 1985.

13 10

Proposals, not funded, Oct 1984-June 1985. **Restricted.

13 11

Presentations and Article Write Ups, May 1985-Feb 1987.

13 12

Confusion Inventory and Request For Use, 1985, Sept 1994-Aug 2011.

13 13

Original Tools.

13 14

Ideas for Improvement, April-June 1985 .

13 15

ARDC Pilot Critique, c. 1980.

13 16

Series 4.3.  Other Projects, 2004-2005.

Box Folder

119 SEIU Training and Upgrading Fund Project, Nov 2004-Feb 2005.

13 17

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Series 5.  Geropsychiatric Nursing, 1993, 2004-2011.

Scope and Contents note

Materials in this series contain information on Geropsychiatric Nursing projects and education efforts.

Box Folder

Invitational Conference on Geropsychiatric Nursing, Nov 1993.

13 18

American Academy of Nursing Task Force on Mental Health and Aging, 2005-2011.

13 19

State of the Future Conference, Correspondence, Dec 2004-Oct 2005.

13 20

State of the Future Conference, Correspondence, Dec 2004-Oct 2005.

13 21

State of the Future Conference, Article, April-July 2006.

13 22

Early work on GPA/American Academy of Nursing Mental Health and Aging Project, Oct 2002-Dec 2007.

13 23

American Academy of Nursing Task Force, July 2007.

13 24

Geropsychiatric Nursing Collaborative Leadership Team (American Academy of Nursing Task Force on Mental Health and Aging), 2008.

13 25

Geropsychiatric Nursing Collaborative Leadership Team (American Academy of Nursing Task Force on Mental Health and Aging), 2008.

13 26

Geropsychiatric Nursing Collaborative Leadership Team (American Academy of Nursing Task Force on Mental Health and Aging), 2009.

14 1

Geropsychiatric Nursing Collaborative Leadership Team (American Academy of Nursing Task Force on Mental Health and Aging), 2009.

14 2

Geropsychiatric Nursing Collaborative Leadership Team (American Academy of Nursing Task Force on Mental Health and Aging), 2010.

14 3

Geropsychiatric Nursing Collaborative Leadership Team (American Academy of Nursing Task Force on Mental Health and Aging), 2010.

14 4

Geropsychiatric Nursing Collaborative Leadership Team (American Academy of Nursing Task Force on Mental Health and Aging), 2011.

14 5

Geropsychiatric Nursing Collaborative Leadership Team (American Academy of Nursing Task Force on Mental Health and Aging), 2011.

14 6

Geropsychiatric Nursing Collaborative Leadership Team (American Academy of Nursing Task Force on Mental Health and Aging), 2011.

14 7

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Series 6.  Histories, 1965-2008.

Scope and Contents note

This series is a collection of materials collected by Evans on the development of Schools of Nursing as well as Gerontologic Nursing. As she notes “These are files dating from late 1970s though the early [19]90s that depict some of the history of the relationship of the SON with Ralston House and then with Geriatric Medicine in the development of the Ralston Penn Center for Care, Education and Research for Older People, Files include minutes of early planning meetings, letters and memoranda, and so on. In addition, early barriers encountered in the evolution of the geriatric day hospital (later to become the CARE Program) are depicted in the various memos and meeting minutes.”

Series 6.1.  General History of Nursing, 1965-1990.

Box Folder

American Nurses’ Association Position Paper, 1965.

14 8

1st Independent ARN, Clippings, Papers, etc., 1971-1976.

14 9

American Nurses’ Association “Standards” and others guidelines, 1973-1990.

14 10

History of Geropsychiatric Nursing, 1975-1981.

14 11

History of Geropsychiatric Nursing, An Integrated Model, 1986-1989.

14 12

Series 6.2.  School of Nursing History, 1979-2000.

Box Folder

Health Resource Center Georgetown University, 1979-1980.

14 13

Historic Document, picture of woman.

14 14

University of Pennsylvania Practice Committee, April 1996, Jan 2000.

14 15

University of Pennsylvania Organization Structure, Dec 1986, 1995, Nov 1998-Feb 1999.

14 16

Series 6.3.  History of Geropsychiatric Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania, 1985-2001.

Box Folder

NIMH Clinical Training Project. Final Progress Report, 1986-1989.

14 17

NIMH Clinical Training Project Grants, Jan 1986-Dec 1986, Mar 1995. **Restricted.

14 18

Geropsychiatric Nursing Special Interest Group, Mar 1990-April 2001.

14 19

Misc., 1985.

14 20

Series 6.4.  History of Gerontologic Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania, 1986-2008.

Box Folder

History Account, Feb-Nov 1990.

14 21

Geriatric Video Production Agreement, Aug 1994-Jan 1996.

14 22

“Movie Account”, Oct 1990-July 1995.

14 23

(origin) Proposal for a Center for Gerontologic Nursing Science, April-June 1997.

14 24

Center for Gerontologic Nursing Science Formation and updates, April 1992-Oct 1994.

14 25

Nursing Home Collaborative Pennsylvania State Work Group, Oct 2007-May 2008.

14 26

Guidelines Project, Dec 2003-Jan 2006.

14 27

Gerontologic Nursing/Institute of Aging, Oct 1993, Feb-Oct 1994.

14 28

Ralston-Penn Gerontologic Nursing Meeting Minutes, Dec 1990, July 1993-June 1996.

14 29

Nursing Protocols at Elmira Jeffries Memorial Home, Aug 1986-April 1987.

14 30

Teaching Nursing Home Program Reports and Grants, 1988, June 1990-Feb 1993 . Restricted.

14 31

Report, Mar 1996.

14 32

Northwest Mental Health and Aging Workshop, Meetings, Dec 1987-Dec 1989.

14 33

Gerontologic Research Consort Group, Sept 1985-April 1992.

14 34

Ralston-Penn, April 1990-Mar 1994.

14 35

Teaching Nursing Home Program, Papers and Articles, 1981-1986.

15 1

Background Nursing Consultation Model, c. 1990 .

15 2

Ralston House “A Legacy of Caring 1817-1992”, 1992.

15 3

Frank Jones Fund, Aug 1989-Oct 1998.

15 4

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Series 7.  Associations, 1996-2008.

Scope and Contents note

This series contain materials related to Dr. Evans' involvement with the Regional and the National Nursing Centers Consortium as well as Sigma Theta Tau and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing for the John A. Hartford Foundation.

Box Folder

Sigma Theta Tau, Chiron Mentoring Program, Elizabeth Macera, Mar-Sec 2006.

15 5

American Association of Colleges of Nursing for the John A. Hartford Foundation, Advisory Board, Dec 2005-Jan 2008.

15 6

Series 7.1.  Regional/National Nursing Centers Consortium, 1996-2002.

Box Folder

RNCC 1st Conference, April 1996.

15 7

RNCC Quality Management Plan, Aug 2000.

15 8

RNCC Database Project, Nov-Dec 2000.

15 9

Independence Foundation Database Proposal and Minutes, Nov 1995-Mar 1999.

15 10

RNCC Database Project, Feb-Oct 2001.

15 11

RNCC Database Project, Jan-Dec 2000.

15 12

RNCC Database Project, 1997-1999.

15 13

NNCC Quality Management Plan and ANA Presentation, April 2001-June 2002.

15 14

Nursing Centers, Jan-Oct 2002.

15 15

RNCC/NNCC Misc.

15 16

Misc. Philadelphia Nursing Centers, NLN Miami, 1996, 1999.

15 17

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Series 8.  Multi-Media, 1981-1996.

Scope and Contents note

There are several media formats contained within this collection. This includes photographs, slides as well as audio and visual tapes. Many of these formats are related to her work on restraint use, including slide presentations and audio cassette tapes of field notes and case reviews. In addition, there are three video tapes by different organizations that depict her and Dr. Neville Strumpf's work on restraint reduction.

Box Folder

Photo, History of Gerontologic Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Teaching Nursing Home Program, PECO Building Photo.

15 18

Photographs.

15 18.1

Data Tape, Sundown Syndrome Study, April 19, 1988.

16 19

Series 8.1.  Slides, 1981-1996.

Box Box-folder

Slides, “Restraint Free-Care and the Environment: Scenes of a Swedish Nursing Home”, 1993.

16 7

Slides, Originals, “Restraint Free-Care and the Environment: Scenes of a Swedish Nursing Home”, 1993.

16 7

AACN Faculty Practice Conference “The Power of Faculty Practice”, Feb-Mar 1996.

15 19

Includes Presentations, Reducing Restraints classes, CARE and Penn Nursing talks, 1990-1996.

15 20

Includes Presentations, Reducing Restraints classes, CARE and Penn Nursing talks, 1990-1996.

15 21

Reducing Restraints, Includes International Pictures (Scotland, etc.), 1988-1994.

15 22

Includes Reducing Restraints, talks and presentations, classes, 1981, 1988-1994.

15 23

Includes Reducing Restraints, talks and presentations, classes, 1981, 1988-1994.

15 24

Slides, Reducing Restraints, 1994, 1996.

15 25

Series 8.2.  Micro Cassette Tapes, c. 1989-1990s.

Box Folder

Restraint Project, Scotland #1, c. late 1980s.

16 8

Restraint Project, Case Review, Victoria Geriatric Unit, Interview/Discussion, c. late 1980s.

15 9

Cross Cultural Restraint Reduction Study, Field Notes (original tapes) 1) Grabergets Sjulckem Summary; 2) Various Notes Victoria Geriatric Unit; 3) Victoria Geriatric Unit Summary, June 1990.

16 10

Cross Cultural Restraint Reduction Study, Field Notes (original tapes) 1) Summary, June 1990.

16 11

Series 8.3.  Audio Cassette Tapes.

Box Folder

From Penn Nursing Network, Think Tank- ORAP, Jan 28, 1999.

16 12

Penn Nursing Network 1) Academic Nursing Practice Think Tank Feb 9, 2000; 2) Practice Committee April 17, 2000; 3) unknown.

16 13
Box Folder

CD, University of Pennsylvania, Family and Community Health Division Mountains of Hope, 2006.

16 14

Series 8.4.  VHS.

Sigma Theta Tau, Cameo Outstanding Nurse Researchers and Their Work "Toward Restraint-free Care for the Elderly", 37 minutes, 1995.

"Restraint Free Care" 20 minutes, 1995.

"Reducing Restraints Through Individualized Care", 20 minutes.

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Series 9.  Artifacts.

Scope and Contents note

Collected in this series are the various artifacts Dr. Evans gathered during her career. This includes University of Pennsylvania memorabilia, pins and a set of c. 1990 wrist restraints.

Box

Penn Nursing Network Health Annex Poster.

16

University of Pennsylvania, Family and Community Health Division Pin.

16 15

Restraint Pin.

16 16

Penn Macy Pin.

16 17

Penn Nursing Network.

16 18

Wrist Restraints, designed by W.G. Middleton for Restraint Reduction Project, c. 1990s.

16 20

Health Annex cups (2 cracked).

16 21

CARE Program Pins, Anniversary Gifts (7).

16 22

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