Licensed Social Worker (L.S.W.), since October 22, 1996
State of Hawaii - License No. LSW-657
State of Nevada – License No.
*(Please note former last name of McLaughlin)
Ka’opua, L., & Anngela, L. (2005). Developing a Spiritually-Based Breast Cancer Screening Intervention for Native Hawaiian Women. Cancer Culture & Literacy, November 2005 Supplement.
McLaughlin, L. (2003). Book Review: Gerontological Social Work, Knowledge, Service Settings and Special Populations (R. Schneider, N. Kropf & A. Kisor, Eds). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth
/Thomson Learning, Inc., 2000. In the Journal of Women & Aging, 15, 1, 2003.
Browne, C., Braun, K., Mokuau, N., & McLaughlin, L. (2002). Developing a Multi-Site Project in Geriatric / Gerontological Education with Emphases in Interdisciplinary Practice and Cultural Competence. The Gerontologist, 42, (5) 698-704.
McLaughlin, L., & Braun, K.. (1998). Asian and Pacific Islander cultural values: Considerations for health care decision making. Health & Social Work, 23, (2) 116-126.
Saldov, M., Kakai, H., McLaughlin, L., & Thomas, A. (1998). Cultural barriers in oncology: Issues in obtaining medical informed consent from Japanese-American elders in Hawaii. Journal of Cross
-cultural Gerontology, 13, 265-279.
Manuscripts (in progress for publication)
Relationship Between Stress and Grief Among Multi-ethnic Family Caregivers: A Preliminary Focus Group Study. To be submitted to Ethnicity & Health.
Family Caregiving, Cancer, Culture, and Bereavement: A Review of the Literature and Proposed Model. To be submitted to Psycho-Oncology.
Factors that Contribute to Stress Among Asian & Pacific Islander Family Caregivers of Frail Elders. To be submitted to The Gerontologist.
Attitudes Toward Long Term Care Scale: Validation of an instrument for use among Asian and Pacific Islanders in Hawaii.
Senior Law Project Study (Washoe County, Nevada): P.I. on grant.
Sept. 2005 – Oct 2006. Study of guardianship and quality-of-life.
Multi-ethnic Family Caregivers: Relationship between Stress and Bereavement. Conducted focus groups as part of preliminary work to support a K-22 NCI grant proposal on cancer, caregiving, culture, and bereavement. Funded through NCI Post-doctoral Fellowship.
Dissertation research. Title: Factors that contribute to stress among Japanese-American and Caucasian-American family caregivers of frail elders. Survey research; Multiple regression analysis of data.
Ho ‘ola ‘ia o Na Kupuna ‘Ihi (“Preserving our Elders”) Project. The purpose of this project was to develop curriculum for Master’s level students in gerontological social work.
Queen’s Project: Medical Informed Consent. An 18 month study to investigate challenges in obtaining medical informed consent from Japanese-American elders for treatment in Oncology. Principle Investigator: Morris Saldov, Ph.D. (1996-1998).
Conferences, Institutes and Training Sessions Attended
St. Scholastica NIA Mentorship Training Program
July 2006 – July 2007; Duluth & Minneapolis, MN
Post-doctoral Fellowship, Cancer Research Center of Hawaii
February 1, 2003 to January 31, 2005
Johns Hopkins Summer Institute on Biostatistics and Epidemiology -
June 19 - July 10, 2004, Baltimore MD.
National Cancer Institute - NCI Fellows Institute
Jan. 2003 – Dec. 2003, Washington D.C.
Cancer, Culture, and Literacy Mentored Internship Program, Jan.
2004 – Dec. 2004. Tampa Florida. Intensive training regarding issues that affect minorities with cancer, with focus on health disparities.
Academic Teaching Experience
University of Nevada, Reno
Fall 2005 to Present – Social Work Practice and Research; Death & Dying
University of Hawaii
Fall 1997 to Fall 2005 – Social Work Practice and Research; Gerontology