Second, third, and fourth year students may book an appointment with Professor Weisse.
My current research examines systems of care for chronically and terminally ill residents in the community with a focus on hospice and palliative care in home settings. I am interested in community-based models of care and how caregivers develop the empathy and skills to provide quality care. Recent projects are investigating symptom management at the end of life, with a special focus on the use of medications to treat terminal agitation, delirium, and pain. I have also conducted research on the influence of gender and race on pain reporting and treatment decisions.
Professor Weisse is the director of the Pre-Health Professions Program at Union. She teaches courses in Behavioral Neuroscience, Death and Dying, Health Psychology, and Brain and Behavior.