Kim Mooney – Doyle
PhD, RN, CPNP-AC, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland
I am honored to receive the ENRS 2021 Suzanne Feetham Nurse Scientist Family Research Award and thank ENRS for its emphasis on family research. Families, with their joys and challenges, contain multitudes. Across the lifespan, families and family caregivers are the invisible workforce that carries out a tremendous amount of our serious illness care. Nurse researchers are critical to understanding and addressing family health and do this through collaboration with families to create change in our communities, institutions, and policies. Dr. Feetham has been an inspiration to me and many other family researchers around the world and I hope my work extends the trail she blazed. I am indebted to my mentors who brought me into the “family of family nurses;” my research collaborators who bring joy to my work day; the families who have shared their stories with me; and my own family.