Dr. Tyler's research focuses on long-term care, especially the work of nursing employees in nursing homes. Her research has examined job satisfaction and motivation among these workers, ways to improve teamwork among frontline nursing employees, cultural competency in nursing homes, and the training of direct-care workers.
Dr. Denise Tyler has been conducting research on long-term care facilities and their employees for several years. Her research is focused primarily on nursing workers in long-term care facilities, including ways to improve work experiences, training, and teamwork. She has completed studies on the ways in which nursing home organizational structure can be enhanced to increase teamwork among direct-care workers, the reasons for declining availability of nursing home based pre-employment training for nursing assistants, and participatory action research that addressed cultural competence among nursing staff. Her current research focuses on enhancing the supervisory skills of nurses in ways that empower nursing assistants to apply their own skills and knowledge. Dr. Tyler received her Ph.D. in Social Policy from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.
DENISE TYLER, Ph.D.
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