Serafim  Papadimitriou

Marianne McCarthy

Associate Professor

biography

Dr. McCarthy has almost 40 years of clinical experience and is triple board certified as a geriatric nurse practitioner, geriatric clinical nurse specialist, and as an adult psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. Dr. McCarthy was a W.G. Kellogg Multidisciplinary Fellow and became the first nurse to complete the San Francisco Geriatric Medical Fellowship Program in 1990. She is an Associate Professor at Arizona State University and has coordinated the Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Program since 1994. She is also the Director of the Hartford Center’s Cognitive Aging Core at the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at ASU. Dr. McCarthy has an active practice in behavioral health and in geriatric primary care. Her program of research has focused on the study of delirium in older adults, intimacy in persons with dementia living in residential care, and most recently, she is collaborating with the Phoenix Symphony, studying the effects of music on the quality of life of persons with dementia, their families, and caregivers. Dr. McCarthy has presented nationally and internationally and has numerous publications to her credit in the areas of geriatrics and gerontology, and advanced practice nursing. She was recognized in 2009 for her contributions to geriatric research and practice by being honored as the Gerontologist of the Year by the Arizona Chapter of the American Geriatrics Society.

 

Area of Interest

Dr. McCarthy research is focused on the study of delirium in older adults, intimacy in persons with dementia living in residential care


top publication

1. Uriri-Glover, J., McCarthy, M., & Cesarotti, E. ( 2012). Alzheimer’s disease: What the new evidence shows. Nursing Management, 11 (12) 26-31.
2. Uriri-Glover, J., McCarthy, M., & Cesarotti, E. ( 2012). Solving the puzzle of Alzheimer’s disease: Pharmacological and non-pharmacological management of patients with dementia and Alzheimer's disease. The Nurse Practitioner. 37 (9), 20–27.
3. Choi, M., Crist, J. D., McCarthy, M., & Woo, S. H. (2010). Predictors of home health care service use by Anglo American, Mexican American and South Korean elders. International Journal of Research in Nursing, 6(1): 8-16.
4. McCarthy, M.C. (2008). A framework for understanding the under-recognition of delirium in older adults. Arizona Geriatrics Society Journal 12(2), 21-25.
5. McCarthy, M., Ruiz, E., Gale, B., Moore, N., & Karem, C. (2004). The meaning of health: Perspectives of Anglo and Hispanic older women. Health Care for Women International, Special Issue on Aging, January 25.
6. McCarthy, M. (2003). Situated clinical reasoning: Distinguishing acute confusion from dementia in hospitalized older patients. Research in Nursing and Health, 26, 90-101.
7. McCarthy, M. (2003). Detecting acute confusion in older adults: Comparing clinical reasoning of nurses working in acute care, long-term, and community health settings. Research in Nursing and Health, 26, 201-212.
8. Kools, S., McCarthy, M. C., Durham, R. F., & Robrecht, L. (1996). Dimensional analysis: An alternative to the grounded theory method. Qualitative Health Research, 6(3), 312-320.
9. McCarthy, M. C. (1991). Interpretation of confusion in hospitalized elderly: Conflicting models of clinical reasoning among nurses. Publication of the Association of Gerontological Nurse Specialists, 2(1), 2.
10. McCarthy, M. C. (1989). Delirium in the elderly: Literature review. Publication of the Western Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists in Gerontology/Chronic Illness, 1(1), 3. 11. McCarthy, M. C. (1980). Remotivation therapy among institutionalized elderly. New Jersey Nurse: Spring.
12. McCarthy, M.C., Sabbagh, M, & Gallagher, M. (2011). Psychopharmacological Interventions for advanced dementia. In Sabbagh, M. & Martin, G. (Eds). Palliative Care for Alzheimer's and Advanced Dementia: Guidelines and Standards for Evidence-Based Care. New York: Springer Publishing.
13. Martin, G & McCarthy, M.C. (2011). Behavioral interventions for advanced dementia. In Sabbagh, M. & Martin, G. (Eds). Palliative Care for Alzheimer's and Advanced Dementia: Guidelines and Standards for Evidence-Based Care. New York: Springer Publishing.
14.Martin, G & McCarthy, M.C. (2011). Defining advanced dementia. In Sabbagh, M. & Martin, G. (Eds). Palliative Care for Alzheimer's and Advanced Dementia: Guidelines and Standards for Evidence-Based Care. New York: Springer Publishing.