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Deborah Tregunno, RN, PhD

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Dr. Tregunno’s research has focused on patient safety and she has examined complex organizational issues such as patient safety culture, best practices for elder care, and improvement in teamwork and patient outcomes for high risk obstetrical patients. More recently, she is focusing on the question of professional identity formation, and the delivery of compassionate care by all healthcare professionals. Current projects involve the use of narrative practice to enhance healthcare provider resilience. She is also exploring the junction of medical humanities, narrative practice and the environment, to develop a better understanding of the use of narrative to address vocational re-engagement. She is the recipient of a 2016/17 Associated Medical Services Phoenix Fellowship and the 2016/17 Vogan Fellowship in Nursing.


“I thought I could fix it myself”: Understanding the Reasons why Patients Delay Seeking Treatment at the Onset of a Diabetic Foot Ulcer