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.
Areas of interestMedical Psychology (stress and health), Pain Management, Hospice and palliative care, Narrative medicine, and Medical Education.
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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 particularly interested in community-based models of care and how those with home insecurity of a lack of a caregiver system receive end of life care. In addition, my research examines the development of empathy and self-efficacy to provide end of life care among emerging adults serving as caregivers.