Margaret Campbell, PhD, RN, FPCN

Margaret Campbell, PhD, RN, FPCN

Professor (Research)

344 Cohn

Office hours

 By appointment.

Research profile

Margaret Campbell, PhD, RN, FPCN


  • Diploma - Henry Ford Hospital, School of Nursing
  • BSN - Wayne State University
  • MSN - Wayne State University
  • PhD (Nursing) - University of Michigan

Research Interests

  • Dyspnea
  • Symptom Management at the end of life

Clinical Area(s) of Expertise

Adult Palliative Care

Selected Publications

Chapters in the last 5 years

Campbell, M.L. (2019). Withdrawal of invasive mechanical ventilation. In B.R. Ferrell and J.A. Paice (editors). Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing. Oxford University Press, New York, 5th edition, 371-375.

Campbell, M.L. & Stellini, M.A. (2015). "Dyspnea: Management in seriously ill hospitalized patients." In S. Pantilat, W. Anderson, M. Gonzales, and E. Widera (editors), Hospital-based palliative medicine: A practical, evidence-based approach. Ames, IA: Wiley Blackwell Publishers, 37-48.

Campbell, M.L. & Gorman, L. (2015). Withdrawal of life-sustaining therapies: mechanical ventilation, dialysis and cardiac devices. In B.R. Ferrell, N. Coyle and J. Paice (editors), Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing. 4th edition, New York, Oxford University Press.

Journal Articles (*Data-based) in the last 5 years

Campbell, M.L. (2019). "Responding to hyoscine butylbromide to manage death rattle: sooner rather than later". Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 57(1): e14-e15.

*Campbell, M.L. and McErlane, L. (2018). "Feasibility of a study to test the effectiveness of a dyspnea assessment and treatment bundle to improve family caregiving of patients in home hospice". Journal of Palliative Medicine, 21 (11): 1547.

Campbell, M.L. (2018). Ensuring breathing comfort at the end of life:  The integral role of the critical care nurse. American Journal of Critical Care, 27: 264-269.

 Campbell, ML. (2019). "Assuaging listener distress from death rattle". Annals of Palliative Medicine, 8 (suppl1): S58-S60.

*Campbell, M.L., Kiernan, J., Strandmark, J. and Yarandi, H.N. (2018). "Trajectory of dyspnea and respiratory distress among patients in the last month of life". Journal of Palliative Medicine; 21(2):194-199.

*Chan, Y.H., Wu, H.S., Yen, C.C. and Campbell, M.L. (2018). Psychometric evaluation of the Chinese Respiratory Distress Observation Scale with critically ill patients with cardiopulmonary disease. Journal of Nursing Research, 44: 340-347.

Campbell, M.L. (2017). "Dyspnea". Critical Care Clinics of North America; 29(4):461-470.

Joshwa, B. and Campbell, M.L. (2017). Fatigue in patients with chronic kidney disease: Evaluation and measures. Nephrology Nursing Journal, 44: 337-343.

*Campbell, M.L., Templin, T. & Kero, K. (2017). "Mild, moderate, and severe intensity cut-points for the Respiratory Distress Observation Scale." Heart & Lung, 46:14-17.

*Campbell, M.L., Mendez, M. & Yarandi, H.N. (2015). "A two-group trial of a terminal ventilator withdrawal algorithm: pilot testing." Journal of Palliative Medicine, 18:781-785.

*Campbell, M.L. & Templin, T.N. (2015). "Intensity cut points for the Respiratory Distress Observation Scale (RDOS)." Palliative Medicine, 29:436-442.

Campbell, M.L. (2015). "Caring for dying patients in the intensive care unit: Managing pain, dyspnea, anxiety, delirium, and death rattle." AACN Advanced Critical Care, 26:110-120.

Nelson, J.E., Mathews, K.S., Weissman, D.E., Brasel, K.J., Campbell, M., Curtis, J.R., Frontera, J.A., Gabriel, M., Hays, R.M. et al. (2015). "Integration of palliative care in the context of rapid response: a report from the improving palliative care in the ICU advisory board." Chest, 147: 560-569.

Boss, R., Nelson, J., Weissman, D., Campbell, M., Curtis, R., Frontera, J., Gabriel, M., Lustbader, D., Mosenthal, A., Mulkerin, C., Puntillo, K., Ray, D., Bassett, R., Brasel, K., & Hays, R. (2014). "Integrating palliative care into the PICU: A report from the Improving Palliative Care in the ICU Advisory Board." Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 15: 762-767.

*Campbell, M.L., & Templin, T.N. (2014). "RDOS-Family: A guided learning tool for lay-person assessment of respiratory distress." Journal of Palliative Medicine, 17(9): 982-983.

Kavanaugh, K.L. & Campbell, M.L. (2014). "Conducting end-of-life research: Strategies for success." Nursing Science Quarterly, 27(1):14-19.

Puntillo, K., Nelson, J.E., Weissman, D., Curtis, R., Weiss, S., Frontera, J., Gabriel, M., Hays, R., Lustbader, D., Mosenthal, A., Mulkerin, C., Ray, D., Bassett, R., Boss, R., Brasel, K. & Campbell, M. (2014). "Palliative care in the ICU: Relief of pain, dyspnea, and thirst: A report from the IPAL-ICU Advisory Board." Intensive Care Medicine, 40: 235-248.


Honors and Awards

Last 5 years:

2019 Distinguished Contribution to Research, Midwest Nursing Research Society

2018  Distinguished Nurse Researcher, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

2018  Distinguished Nurse Researcher, Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association

2017  Distinguished Researcher Award, Midwest Nursing Research Society-Pain and Symptom Management Research Interest Group



Current Research

An algorithmic approach to ventilator withdrawal at the end of life. National Institute of Nursing Research R01 funding.

Courses Taught

  • Independent Directed Study
  • D.N.P. CIP committee
  • Ph.D. Dissertation committee

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