Teresa A. Savage, PhD, RN

  • Clinical Assistant Professor
Bio
  • Clinical interests: Ethics, developmental disabilities, neonatal, pediatrics, rehabilitation
  • Research interests:  ethics, research ethics, informed consent, end-of-life care
Current Area of Teaching
  • Bioethics, advanced leadership, ethics in palliative care
Selected Publications

Articles

Roscigno, C. I., Grant, G., Savage, T. A., & Philipsen, G.  (2013).  Parent perceptions of early prognostic encounters following children’s severe traumatic brain injury: ‘Locked up in this cage of absolute horror’.  Brain Injury, Published online October, 1, 2013, 1-13 doi: 10.3109/02699052.2013.831122

Roscigno, C. I., Savage, T. A., Grant, G., & Philipsen, G.  (2013).  How healthcare provider talk with parents of children following severe traumatic brain injury is perceived in early acute care.  Social Science & Medicine, 90, 32-39. DOI: dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2013.04.017

Roscigno, C. I., Savage, T. A., Kavanaugh, K., Moro, T. T., Kilpatrick, S. J., Strassner, H. T., Grobman, W. A., & Kimura, R. E.  (2012).  Divergent views of hope influencing communications between parent and hospital providers.  Qualitative Health Research, published online June 28, 2012.  DOI:  10.1177/1049732312449210.

Moro, T.T., Kavanaugh, K., Savage, T. A., Reyes, M. R., Kimura, R. E., & Bhat, R.  (2011).  Parent decision making for life support for extremely premature infants:  From the prenatal through end-of-life period.  Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing, 25(1), 52-60.

Kavanaugh, K., Moro, T., & Savage, T.  (2010).  How nurses assist parents during decision making regarding life support decisions for extremely premature infants.  Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Neonatal Nursing, 39, 147-158.

Grobman, W. A., Kavanaugh, K., Moro, T., DeRegnier, R-A, & Savage, T.  (2010).  Providing advice to parents for women at acutely high risk of periviable delivery.  Obstetrics & Gynecology, 115(5), 904-909.

Savage, T. A., Parson, J., Zollman, F., & Kirschner, K.  (2009).  Rehabilitation team disagreement:  Guidelines for resolution.  PM&R: The Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation, 1(12), 1091-97.

Kavanaugh, K., Moro, T., Savage, T., Reyes, M., & Wyndra, M.  (2009).  Supporting parents’ decision making surrounding the anticipated birth of an extremely premature infant.  Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing, 28, 159-170.

Mukherjee, D., Brashler, R., Savage, T., & Kirschner, K.  (2009).  Moral distress in rehabilitation professionals: Results from a hospital ethics survey.  PM&R: The Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation, 1, 450-458.

Kavanaugh, K., Moro, T., Savage, T., deRegnier, R., Kilpatrick, S., Kimura, R., Grobman, W., Bhat, R., Hussey, M., & Strassner, H. (2008). The role of parents in making life support decisions for extremely premature infants. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 30, 1019-1020.

Kirschner, K. L., Brashler, R., & Savage, T. A.  (2007).  Ashley X.  American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 86(12), 1023-29.

Brashler, R., Savage T.A., Mukherjee, D., & Kirschner, K. L.  (2007).  Feeding tubes:  Three perspectives.  Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 14(6), 74-77.

Savage, T. A.  (2007).  In opposition to the Ashley treatment.  Pediatric Nursing, 33(2), 175-178.

Wenthold, N., & Savage, T. A.  (2007).  Ethical issues with service animals.  Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 14(2), 68-74.

Savage, T.  (2006).  Physician-nurse relationships and their effect on ethical nursing practice.  Journal of Clinical Ethics, 17(3), 260-265.

      Savage, T. A.  (2006).  Ethical issues in research with patients who have experienced stroke.  Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 13(4), 1-10.

Books

American Nurses Association  (In collaboration with Nehring, W. M., Natvig, D., Betz. C. L., Savage. T., Krajicek, M., Graff, C., & Hertzberg, D.)  (2013).   Intellectual and developmental disabilities nursing:  Scope and standards of practice.  (2nd Ed.). Washington, D. C.:  American Nurses Publishing.

Bosek, M. S. D., & Savage, T. A.  (2007). The ethical component of nursing education:  Integrating ethics into clinical experience.  Philadelphia:  LWW.  (published March 2006)

American Nurses Association (In collaboration with Nehring, W. M., Roth, S. P., Natvig, D., Betz. C. L., Savage. T., & Krajicek, M.)  (2004).   Intellectual and developmental disabilities nursing:  Scope and standards of practice.  Washington, D. C.:  American Nurses Publishing.

Nehring, W. M., Roth, S., Natvig, D., Morse, J., Savage, T., & Krajicek, M.  (1998).  Statement on the scope and standards for the nurse who specializes in developmental disabilities and/or mental retardation.  Washington, D. C.:  American Nurses Publishing.

Current Research
  • End-of-life care for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities