Dr. Shield has long been involved in the exploration of life and work in US nursing homes (NHs) and long term care using qualitative and mixed methods. Her NH research focuses on end-of-life care; the culture change movement; ethical decision-making; communication among staff, residents and families; and the roles of physicians. She also works on geriatrics in medical school education, electronic health records and health information exchange.

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Dr. Shield is a cultural/medical anthropologist whose qualitative and mixed methods research has focused on health care for the elderly; work, retirement and well-being among elderly diamond traders; ethical decision-making; rites of passage and reciprocity in nursing homes; end-of-life care, culture change nursing homes; electronic health records; health information exchange; and medical school curriculum development and evaluation. Dr. Shield formerly served as the Director of Research and Education at the Jewish Home for the Aged in Rhode Island and the Director of Education at Aging 2000.

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Clinical Professor
Health Services, Policy & Practice
Phone: +1 401 863 9958
Phone 2: +1 401 863 3489
E-mail: Renee_Shield@Brown.EDU

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Marsha, Rosenthal, Leslie Curry, Phil Stafford, Joel Savishinsky, Roger Sanjek

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