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  • Ng’ang’a, N. & Byrne, M.W. In their own voices: The experience of professional nurses at a Northern Vietnamese women’s hospital. Contemporary Nurse June 2014
  • Kearney, J.A & Byrne, M.W. Understanding parental behavior in pediatric palliative care: Attachment theory as a paradigm. Palliative and Supportive Care. doi:10.1017/S147895151300134X.
  • Goshin, L.S., Byrne, M.W., Blanchard-Lewis, B. (in press) Preschool outcomes of children who lived as infants in a prison nursery. The Prison Journal.
  • Goshin, L., Byrne, M.W., Henninger, A. M. (in press) Recidivism after release from a prison nursery program. Public Health Nursing. DOI: 10.1111/phn.12072.
  • Byrne, M.W., Fabi, T., Hughes, M.D. & Hynes, C.J. (2013) The Drew House story: Collaborating on alternatives for incarcerated women and their children. Criminal Justice, 28 (Summer), 25-28+42.
  • Sun, L., Li, G., Dimaggio, C.J., Byrne, M.W., Ing, C., Miller, T.L., Bellinger, D.C., Han, S., McGowan, F.X. Feasibility and pilot study of the Pediatric Anesthesia NeuroDevelopment Assessment (PANDA) project. Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology. 24(4), 382-388.
  • Byrne, M.W., Ascherman, J.A., Casale, P., Cowles, R.A., Gallin, P.F., Maxwell, L.G. (2012). Elective procedures and anesthesia in children: Pediatric surgeons enter the dialogue on neurotoxicity questions, surgical options, and parental concerns. Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology. 24(4), 396-400. Doi:10.1097/ANA.0b013e31826a032d.
  • Ng’ang’a, N. & Byrne, M.W. (2012). Prioritizing professional practice models for nurses in low-income countries. Editorial. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 90(1), 3.doi:10.2471/BLT.11.097659.
  • Goshin, L.S. & Byrne, M.W. (2012) Predictors of post-release research retention and subsequent reenrollment for women recruited while incarcerated. Research in Nursing and Health 35(1), 94-104. Available online November 21, 2011. DOI: 10.1002/nur.21451.
  • Byrne, M. W., Goshin, L.S., & Blanchard-Lewis, B. (2012) Maternal separations during the reentry years for 100 infants raised in a prison nursery. Family Court Review. 50(1), 77-90. PMC3275801
  • Kearney, J. & Byrne, M.W. (2011) Planning with parents for seriously ill children. Preliminary results on the development of the parental engagement scale. Palliative and Supportive Care, 9(4), 367-376. DOI:10.1017/S147895151100381.
  • Kearney, J. & Byrne, M. (2014). "Understanding parental behavior in pediatric palliative care: Attachment theory as a paradigm" Palliative and Supportive Care., 1-10, doi:10.1017/S147895151300134X
  • Wang, J. & Kearney, J. (2013). Chinese American parents of children with life limiting illness: A comprehensive review of the literature. Journal ofcInternational Palliative Nursing. 19, (7), 347 – 354.
  • Kulage, K, Ardizzone, L Enlow, W, Hickey, K, Jeon, C, Kearney, J, Schnall, R, Larson, E. (2013) Research Priorities in Schools of Nursing. Journal of Professional Nursing 29, (4), 191–196
  • Kearney, J.A. & Cushing, E. (2012) A Multimodal Pilot Intervention with Violence-Exposed Mothers in a Child Psychiatric Trauma Focused Treatment Program. Issues in Mental Health Nursing. 33 (8), DOI:10.3109/016/2840.2012.688254
  • Kearney, J.A., & Byrne, M. W. (2011). Planning with parents for seriously ill children: Preliminary results on the development of the parental engagement scale. Palliative & Supportive Care, 9(04), 367-376. DOI:10.1017/S1478951511000381
  • Kearney, J. A., Britner, P.A., Farrell, A.F., Robinson, J. L. (2011). Mothers’ resolution of their young children’s psychiatric diagnoses: Associations with child, parent, and relationship characteristics. Child Psychiatry and Human Development 42
  • Byrne, M.W., Evan, E., Goshin, L.S., Erlich, M.D., Kim, J.H.J., Saroyan, J.M., & Zeltzer, L.K. Parent self-efficacy for managing pain in seriously ill children and adolescents nearing end of life. Palliative and Supportive Care, 9 (2).
  • Byrne, M.W. (2010) Interventions within Prison Nurseries. 161-187. In M. Eddy & J. Poehlmann, Eds. Children of Incarcerated Parents: A Handbook for Researchers and Practitioners. Washington, D.C.: The Urban Institute Press.
  • Byrne, M.W., Tresgallo, M., Saroyan, J., Granowetter, L., Valoy, G. & Schechter, W. 2010 Qualitative analysis of consults by a pediatric advanced care team during its first year of service. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. PMCID: PMC2942921
  • Byrne, M.W., Goshin, L. & Joestl, S. (2010) Intergenerational transmission of attachment for infants raised in a prison nursery. Attachment and Human Development 12 (4), 375-393. Doi: 10.1080/14616730903417011. PMCID: PMC2942021
  • Borelli, J., Goshin, L., Joestl, S. Clark, J. & Byrne, M.W. (2010) Attachment organization in a sample of incarcerated mothers: Distribution of classifications and predictive associations with clinical symptoms, perceptions of parenting competency and social support. Attachment and Human Development, 12 (4), 355-374. Doi: 10.1080/14616730903416971. PMCID: PMC2946896
  • Kearney, J. (2010). Women and Children Exposed to Domestic Violence: Themes in maternal interviews
  • about their children’s psychiatric diagnoses. Issues in Mental Health Nursing. Special Issue: Violence Exposure in Children, Adolescents, and Women: The Lived Experience, 31( 2), 74-81. DOI: 10.3109/0612840903308515.
  • Honig, J. Perceived Health Status in Urban Minority Young Adolescents. (2002) The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, 27 (4), 233-237.
  • Arnold, JH, Gemma, PB and Cushman,LF (2005) Exploring parental grief:combining quantitative and qualitative measures. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing 19(6):245-255.
  • Arnold, JH and Gemma, PB (2008) The continuing process of parental grief. Death Studies 32:658-673.
  • Gemma, PB, Farley, JM and Rushton, CH (in press) Living in between: pediatric palliative care.In E.Yearwood,G.Pearson&J.Newland (Eds.) Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health:A Resource for Advanced Practice Psychiatric and Primary Care Nurse Practitioners. Ames, IA:Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Ng'ang'a, N. (2010). Developing Nurses' Capacity to Improve the Quality of Care for Patients Suffering from Obstetric Fistulae at l'Hôpital National de Niamey, Niger. In P. Hoyt, J.J. Fitzpatrick & B.H. Smith (Eds), Problem Solving for Better Health: A Global Perspective. New York, NY: Springer.


  • Durain, D., Byrne, M.W., Hanna-Truscott, C., & Villaneuva, C. Unshackling birth: New models in the criminal justice system. American College of Nurse Midwives 55th Annual Meeting, June 14, 2010. Washington DC
  • Goshin, L.S. and Byrne, M.W. Predictors of retention for the first re-entry year and for subsequent reenrollment in a follow-up study of research participants enrolled while incarcerated. Eastern Nursing Research Society ,22nd Annual Scientific Sessions, March 25, 2010 Providence R.I.
  • Byrne, M.W., Goshin, LS. What does a Nurse Practitioner intervention add to a prison nursery program and to the reentry transition? 12th National Workshop on Adult and Juvenile Female Offenders, Association on Programs for Female Offenders, Baltimore, MD, October 23, 2007.
  • Byrne, M.W., Hajjawi, G, Hughes, M., Fabi, T. Successful reentry of women and children: ”Against all odds, “12th National Workshop on Adult and Juvenile Female Offenders, Association on Programs for Female Offenders, Baltimore, MD, October 23, 2007.
  • Byrne, M., Saroyan, J, Zeltzer LK et al.. “Parental self-efficacy and caregiver strain in caring for seriously ill children” International Nursing Congress, Sigma Theta Tau International. July 11-14, 2007. Vienna, Austria.
  • Byrne, M. Symposium :Children of Incarcerated Parents. “Attachment, child development, and maternal qualities outcomes for prison nursery inmate/baby dyads.” Society for Research in Child Development biennial conference, March 29-April 1, 2007. Boston, MA
  • Kearney, J.A. and Cushing, E. Women and Children Exposed to Domestic Violence- Maternal processes. Healing the Generations- 2nd Annual National Family Violence and Child Trauma Conference, Foxwoods, Ct., March 25, 2010.