Christian receives award from Cancer Nursing

A School of Nursing professor has received the Cancer Nursing journal research award.

becky_christian_250Becky Christian, Ph.D., R.N., professor at the UAB School of Nursing, has received the Cancer Nursing annual Research Award for 2011 for an article she co-authored, titled “Characteristics of the nighttime hospital bedside-care environment (sound, light, and temperature) for children with cancer.”

The report reveals that a bedside-care environment with persistently elevated sound levels and abrupt increases in sound intensity throughout the night is not conducive to restful nighttime sleep and may serve as an additional source of physiological and psychological stress for hospitalized children with cancer.
Cancer Nursing
selects one research article each year for this award; Christian’s research was published in the May 2011 issue.