Karen L. Courtney

Karen L. Courtney
Associate Professor, Graduate Advisor
Health Information Science
Office: HSD A216

BA (University of North Carolina), RN, BSN (University of North Carolina), MSN (Duke University), PhD (University of Missouri)

Area of expertise

Areas of interest: Telehealth; m-Health; Information Technology Ethics; Community-based Informatics; Gerontechnology; Nursing Informatics; Health Services Research; Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)

As the Graduate Advisor, Dr. Courtney can be contacted at hinfgradadvisor@uvic.ca.

*Currently available to supervise MSc, MN/MSc and PhD students

Co-Investigator Ongoing:

PI: R. Schulz, University of Pittsburgh (subcontract with Carnegie Mellon University Principal Investigator T. Kanade)
Funding Source: National Science Foundation
Title: Quality of Life Technology Engineering Research Center (Person and Society Thrust)
Period: 2009-present

PI: J. Lingler, University of Pittsburgh
Funding Source: Steven D. Manners Faculty Development Award, University of Pittsburgh
Title: Feasibility of a Web-Based Intervention to Improve Family Caregivers’ Communicative Skillfulness during Patients’ Medical Visits
Period: 2010-2011

Other International Collaboration:
National Library of Medicine Literature Selection Technical Review Committee (2010-2014)

Refereed Articles (*data based, §senior author)

  • *Goodwin, L. K., Courtney, K. L., Kirby, J. D., Iannachione, M. A., & Manley, T. (2002). A pilot study: Patients' perceptions about the privacy of their medical records. Online Journal of Nursing Informatics, 6(3). Retrieved from:http://ojni.org/1002/courtney.htm
  • Courtney, K. L. (2004). Educational funding opportunities for nursing informatics.CARING, 18(4),5-7.
  • Parker Oliver, D., Porock, D., Demiris, G., & Courtney, K. L. (2005). Patient and family involvement in hospice interdisciplinary teams. Journal of Palliative Care, 21(4), 270-276.
  • Demiris, G., Parker Oliver, D. R., Courtney, K. L., & Porock, D. (2005). Use of technology as a support mechanism for caregivers of hospice patients. Journal of Palliative Care, 21(4), 303-309.
  • *Courtney, K. L., Demiris, G., Parker Oliver, D., & Porock, D. (2005). Conversion of the CQLI to an interview instrument - Research in Brief. European Journal of Cancer Care, 14(5), 463-464.
  • Courtney, K. L., Demiris, G., & Alexander, G. L. (2005). Information technology: Changing nursing processes at the point-of-care. Nursing Administration Quarterly, 29(4), 315-322.
  • Courtney, K. L., & Craven, C. K. (2005). Factors to weigh when considering electronic data collection. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 37(3), 150-160.
  • *Courtney, K. L. (2005). Visualizing nursing workforce distribution: Nursing policy evaluation using geographic information systems. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 74(11-12), 980-988.
  • *Parker Oliver, D., Demiris, G., Day, M., Courtney, K. L., & Porock, D. (2006). Tele-hospice support for elder caregivers of hospice patients: Two case studies.Journal of Palliative Medicine, 9(2), 264-267.
  • Demiris, G., Oliver, D. R., & Courtney, K. L. (2006). Ethical considerations for the utilization of telehealth technologies in home and hospice care by the nursing profession. Nursing Administration Quarterly, 30(1), 56-66.
  • Hensel, B. K., Demiris, G., & Courtney, K. L. (2006). Defining obtrusiveness of home telehealth technologies: A conceptual framework. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 13(4), 428-431. PMC1513674
  • *Demiris, G., Parker Oliver, D., & Courtney, K. L. (2006). A study of the suitability of videophones for psychometric assessment. Behaviour and Information Technology, 25(3), 233-237.
  • *Day, M., Demiris, G., Parker Oliver, D., Courtney, K., & Hensel, B. (2007). Exploring underutilization of videophones in hospice settings. Telemedicine and e-health, 13(1), 25-31.
  • *Wittenberg-Lyles, E. M., Parker Oliver, D., Demiris, G., & Courtney, K. L. (2007). Assessing the nature and process of hospice interdisciplinary team meetings.Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 9(1), 17-21.
  • *Demiris, G., Courtney, K. L., & Meyer, W. (2007). Current status and perceived needs of information technology in Critical Access Hospitals: A survey study.Informatics in Primary Care, 15, 45-51.
  • *Courtney, K. L., Demiris, G., & Hensel, B. K. (2007). Obtrusiveness of information-based assistive technologies as perceived by older adults in residential care facilities: A secondary analysis. Medical Informatics and the Internet in Medicine, 32(3), 241-249.
  • *Demiris, G., Parker Oliver, D., Courtney, K. L., & Day, M. (2007). Telehospice tools for caregivers: A pilot study. Clinical Gerontologist, 31(1), 43-57.
  • Demiris, G., Afrin, L., Speedie, S. Courtney, K.L., Sondhi, M., Vimarlund, V. Goossen, W., Lovis, C., & Lynch, C. (2008). Patient-centered applications: Use of information technology to promote disease management and wellness; A White Paper by the AMIA Knowledge in Motion Working Group. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 15(1), 8-13.
  • *Courtney, K.L. (2008). Privacy and senior adoption of smart home information technologies in residential care facilities. Methods of Information in Medicine, 47(1), 76-81.
  • Courtney, K. L., Alexander, G. L., & Demiris, G. (2008). Information technology from novice to expert: Implementation implications. Journal of Nursing Management, 16(6), 692-699.
  • *Courtney, K. L., Demiris, G., Rantz, M., & Skubic, M. (2008). Needing smart home technologies: The perspectives of older adults in continuing care retirement communities. Informatics in Primary Care. 16(3), 195-201.
  • *Demiris, G., Wittenberg, E. M., Parker Oliver, D., & Courtney, K. L. (2008). A survey on the use of technology to support hospice interdisciplinary team meetings. International Journal of Electronic Healthcare. 4(3/4), 244-256.
  • *Weber, S., Courtney, K. L., & Benham-Hutchins, M. (2009). Decision support in multi-professional communication. Journal of Medical Systems. 33(1), 59-65.
  • Garand, L., Matthews, J. T., Courtney, K. L., Davies, M., Lingler, J. H., Schlenk, E. A., et al. (2010). Development and use of a tool to guide junior faculty in their progression toward promotion and tenure. Journal of Professional Nursing. 26(4), 207-213.
  • *Courtney, K. L., Lingler, J. H., Person Mecca, L., Garlock, L. A., Schulz, R., Dick, A.W. & Olshansky, E. (2010). Initial impressions of community-dwelling older adults and case managers about community-based telehealth kiosks. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 3(4), 235-239. PMC2932811
  • Courtney, K. L., Goodwin, L. K., & Aubrecht, J. (2011). Database Management Systems – Their place in nursing informatics education. Computers, Informatics, Nursing 29(1), 7-12.
  • *§ Schmidt, K. L., Monin, J., & Gentry, A. L., & Courtney, K. L. (2011). Demonstration of facial communication of emotion through telehospice videophone contact. Telemedicine and e-Health. 17(5), 399-401. NIHMSID 289784
  • Schulz, R., Beach, S. R., Matthews, J. T., Courtney, K. L., & Dabbs, A. D. (under review). Designing and Evaluating Quality of Life Technologies: An Interdisciplinary Approach IEEE.
  • *§ Jiang, Y., Gentry, A.L., Pusateri, M. & Courtney, K.L. (under review). A descriptive, retrospective study of after-hours calls in hospice and palliative care.Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing.