Publications in Professional Journals
Nelms, T. & Eggenberger, S. (2010). The essence of the family critical experience and nurse-family meetings. Journal of Family Nursing, 16(4), 462-489.
Grassley, J. & Nelms, T. (2009). Tales of resistance and other emancipatory functions of
storytelling. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 65(11), 2447-2453.
Zeigler, V. & Nelms, T. (2009). Almost normal: Experience of adolescents with implantable
cardioverter defibrillators. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 14(2), 142-151.
Grassley, J. & Nelms, T. (2008). The breastfeeding conversation: A philosophical exploration of
support. Advances in Nursing Science 31(4), E55-E66.
Nelms, T. & Zeigler, V. (2008). A study to develop a disclosure to children intervention for HIV-infected women. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 19(6), 461-469.
Grassley, J. & Nelms, T. (2008). Understanding maternal breastfeeding confidence: A Gadamerian hermeneutic analysis of women’s stories. Health Care for Women International, 29(8), 841-862.
Eggenberger, S. & Nelms, T. (2007). Family interviews as a method for family research. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 58(3), 282-292.
Eggenberger, S. & Nelms, T. (2007). Being family: the family experience when an adult member is hospitalized with a critical illness. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 16(9), 1618-1628.
Refereed Chapters in Books:
Nelms. T. (in press). Theories of mothering and HIV-infected mothers. In M. de Chesnay and B. Anderson, Caring for the Vulnerable Perspectives in Nursing Theory, Practice, and Research, 3rd Ed. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.
Current and recent research projects
A Study to Reduce Medication Administration Errors Using Watson’s Caring Theory, T. Nelms, J. Jones, and L Treiber.
An Investigation of Caring and Gender, T. Nelms, KSU Gender and Women’s Studies Group Funds, $250, 2010.
A Study to Develop a Disclosure to Children Intervention for HIV Infected Women with Dependent Children, T. Nelms, Texas Woman’s University Research Enhancement Program, $6,000, 2004-2006.