Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Taylor is an Assistant Professor in the UAB School of Nursing. He graduated from UAB School of Nursing in 1985 with a Bachelor’s degree, received his Master’s degree in Adult Oncology Nursing from the University of California, San Francisco in 1987, a post graduate Adult Nurse Practitioner degree in 2000, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from UAB 2010. He is currently a UAB SON PhD student and his dissertation topic is life-space mobility in elderly rural community-dwelling cancer survivors.

    He was a Nurse Practitioner in the Adult Neuro-Oncology program at UAB for 14 years prior to joining the faculty at the UAB SON. His clinical experience is in the areas of Geriatric Oncology, Hematology Oncology, Hospice, Neuro-Oncology, and Palliative Care.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 How family caregivers of persons with advanced cancer assist with upstream healthcare decision-making: A qualitative studyPLoS ONE.  14. 2019
    2019 Unmet social support needs among older adults with cancerCancer.  125:473-481. 2019
    2018 Forging a new frontier: Providing palliative care to persons with cancer in rural and remote areas.Journal of Clinical Oncology2018
    2018 Factors Associated with Family Caregivers' Confidence in Future Surrogate Decision Making for Persons with CancerJournal of Palliative Medicine.  21:1705-1712. 2018
    2018 Self-Efficacy: Significance of Physical Activity and Nutrition in Colon Cancer Patients.Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing2018
    2018 Adapting an Early Palliative Care Intervention to Family Caregivers of Persons With Advanced Cancer in the Rural Deep South: A Qualitative Formative EvaluationJournal of Pain and Symptom Management.  55:1519-1530. 2018
    2018 Participation and interest in support services among family caregivers of older adults with cancerPSYCHO-ONCOLOGY.  27:969-976. 2018
    2018 Healthcare utilization, Medicare spending, and sources of patient distress identified during implementation of a lay navigation program for older patients with breast cancerBreast Cancer Research and Treatment.  167:215-223. 2018
    2018 Lay navigation across the cancer continuum for older cancer survivors: Equally beneficial for Black and White survivors?Journal of Geriatric Oncology2018
    2018 What happens during early outpatient palliative care consultations for persons with newly diagnosed advanced cancer? A qualitative analysis of provider documentationPalliative Medicine.  32:59-68. 2018
    2017 Update in Hospice and Palliative CareJournal of Palliative Medicine.  20:1291-1292. 2017
    2017 The self-care practices of family caregivers of persons with poor prognosis cancer: differences by varying levels of caregiver well-being and preparednessSupportive Care in Cancer.  25:2437-2444. 2017
    2017 Feasibility of a Telehealth Educational Program on Self-Management of Pain and Fatigue in Adult Cancer PatientsJournal of Pain and Symptom Management.  53:1071-1078. 2017
    2017 Resource use and medicare costs during lay navigation for geriatric patients with cancerJAMA Oncology.  3:817-825. 2017
    2017 Implementation and Impact of Patient Lay Navigator-Led Advance Care Planning ConversationsJournal of Pain and Symptom Management.  53:682-692. 2017
    2017 Perioperative Palliative Care Considerations for Surgical Oncology NursesSeminars in Oncology Nursing.  33:9-22. 2017
    2017 Perioperative palliative care considerations for surgical oncologynursesSeminars in Oncology Nursing2017
    2017 The self-care practices of family caregivers of high mortality cancer patients: Differences by varying levels of caregiving well-being and performance (FR481C)Journal of Pain and Symptom Managment2017
    2017 Choosing wisely: Opportunities for improving value in cancer care delivery?Journal of Oncology Practice.  13:e11-e21. 2017
    2017 Resource use and medicare costs during lay navigation for geriatric patients with cancerJournal of the American Medical Association2017
    2016 Differences in self-care behaviors by varying levels of caregiving intensity, performance, and well-being among family caregivers of patients with high-mortality cancer.Journal of Clinical Oncology2016
    2016 Communication a key element of patient navigation: Perspectives of the patient care connect program lay patient navigators8th Biennial Cancer Survivorship Research Conference: Innovation in a Rapidly Changing Landscape, Washington, DC2016
    2016 The patient care connect program: Transforming health care through lay navigationJournal of Oncology Practice.  12:e633-e640. 2016
    2016 Guiding lay navigation in geriatric patients with cancer using a distress assessment toolJournal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.  14:407-414. 2016
    2015 Trends toward declining aggressive care at end of life among older cancer patients in the Deep SouthJournal of Clinical Oncology2015
    2015 Disparities in hospice use among patients with cancer in the Deep SouthJournal of Clinical Oncology2015
    2015 Identifying sources of distress in patients with breast cancerJournal of Clinical Oncology2015
    2015 Treatment summaries and follow-up care instructions for cancer survivors: improving survivor self-efficacy and health care utilization.NRSA T32 Fellows' Meeting2015
    2015 Distress in older adult cancer patients approaching end of lifeASCO 2015 Annual Meeting2015
    2015 Improving communication with patients with CLL.Medscape CME Online2015
    2015 Trends in resource utilization and costs during implementation of a lay navigation programASCO 2015 Annual Meeting2015
    2014 Guiding lay navigation using the distress thermometer.Journal of Clinical Oncology.  32:195. 2014
    2014 Patient-reported outcomes: Mechanisms of symptoms and treatment toxicitiesannual meeting of the Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium, Boston, MA.2014
    2009 Distress and quality of life in primary high-grade brain tumor patientsSupportive Care in Cancer.  17:793-799. 2009
    Describing early palliative care outpatient consultations for persons with advanced cancer: What’s in the ‘special sauce’?Palliative Medicine
    ELDER ABUSE AND NEGLECTEncyclopedia on Sexual Assault
    Factors associated with participating in formal support services among family caregivers of older adults with poor-prognosis cancers.ASCO Abstract #197113 - 2017 Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium (October 27-28, 2017)
    Integration of palliative care throughout the cancer illness trajectoryCancer Survivorship Transdisciplinary, Patient-Centered Approaches to Seasons of Survival
    Lay navigation for older cancer patients: a promising model to reduce racial cancer health disparities?Journal of Clinical Oncology
    Lay navigation for older white and African American cancer patients: A potential model to reduce cancer health disparities?Journal of Clinical Oncology
    Palliative Care and End-of Life CarePrimary Care, A Collaborative Practice, 6th ed.
    Rural Palliative CareOxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing, 5th ed.

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 Rural Palliative Care.  670-681. 2019
    2018 Elder abuse and neglect [in Section 1: Emergency & Critical Care Nursing 2018

    Research Overview

  • Life-space mobility in 65-year and older cancer survivors in rural US population, multi-level interventional model, salutogenesis, and empowerment. Additionally, he is interested in cancer care disparities and the quality of life/health and well-being of cancer survivor.
  • Teaching Activities

  • NUR004 - UAB Hospital Orientation- CRNA (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • NUR004 - UAB Hospital Orientation- CRNA (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • NUR738L - Scholarly Project Development (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • NUR739L - Scholarly Practice Project (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • ONC623 - Effects Cancer & Cancer Therap (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • ONC686L - Practicum II Oncology NP (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • NUR004 - UAB Hospital Orientation- CRNA (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • NUR004 - UAB Hospital Orientation- CRNA (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • ONC622 - Cancer Assess Diag Managemnt (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • ONC685L - Practicum I Oncology NP (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • NUR004 - UAB Hospital Orientation- CRNA (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • NUR004 - UAB Hospital Orientation- CRNA (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • ONC621 - Adv Prac Nur for Oncology Care (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • ONC692L - Residency Oncology NP (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • NUR004 - UAB Hospital Orientation- CRNA (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • NUR004 - UAB Hospital Orientation- CRNA (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • NUR305 - Prin of Oncology Nursing (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • ONC623 - Effects Cancer & Cancer Therap (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • ONC686L - Practicum II Oncology NP (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • NPA621 - Adv Palliative Care Nursing I (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • NUR004 - UAB Hospital Orientation- CRNA (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • NUR004 - UAB Hospital Orientation- CRNA (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • NUR612 - Advanced Pathophysiology (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • ONC622 - Cancer Assess Diag Managemnt (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • NUR004 - UAB Hospital Orientation- CRNA (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • NUR610 - Hlth Care Sys for Adv Nur Prac (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • NUR004 - UAB Hospital Orientation- CRNA (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • NUR305 - Prin of Oncology Nursing (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • NUR610 - Hlth Care Sys for Adv Nur Prac (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • NUR004 - UAB Hospital Orientation- CRNA (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR604 - Ldrship in Adv Nur Prac Roles (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR004 - UAB Hospital Orientation (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR610 - Hlth Care Sys for Adv Nur Prac (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR004 - UAB Hospital Orientation (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR305 - Prin of Oncology Nursing (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR610 - Hlth Care Sys for Adv Nur Prac (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR610 - Hlth Care Sys for Adv Nur Prac (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR610 - Hlth Care Sys for Adv Nur Prac (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR610 - Hlth Care Sys for Adv Nur Prac (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR610 - Hlth Care Sys for Adv Nur Prac (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR610 - Hlth Care Sys for Adv Nur Prac (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR690 - Indep Study in Nursing (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR518L - Synthesis Practicum in Nursing (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR606 - Translating Evidence into Prac (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR690 - Indep Study in Nursing (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR610 - Hlth Care Sys for Adv Nur Prac (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR606 - Translating Evidence into Prac (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR518L - Synthesis Practicum in Nursing (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • NUR606 - Translating Evidence into Prac (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • NUR327L - Concepts Adult Hlth Nur I Prac (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • NUR327L - Concepts Adult Hlth Nur I Prac (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • NUR436L - Nurs of the Adult Practicum (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • NUR356L - Foundations Prof Nur Practicum (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • NUR356L - Foundations Prof Nur Practicum (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • NUR356L - Foundations Prof Nur Practicum (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2010
  • Master of Nursing in Registered Nursing / Registered Nurse, University of California System : Berkeley 1987
  • Bachelor of Nursing in Registered Nursing / Registered Nurse, University of Alabama at Birmingham 1985
  • Full Name

  • Richard Taylor