Margaret L. Campbell, PhD, RN, FPCN

Professor, College of Nursing, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA

Dr. Campbell is a Professor in the College of Nursing at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI, USA. Dr. Campbell received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Nursing from Wayne State University and her PhD in Nursing from the University of Michigan.

She was a pioneer in nurse practitioner-led inpatient palliative care in the middle 1980s. Her early publications from this practice lead to policy task force appointments including the Institute of Medicine, the Robert Wood Johnson sponsored Last Acts campaign and the Integrating Palliative Care in the ICU advisory board, to name a few. Dr. Campbell left clinical practice in 2012 for a full-time research appointment. She conducts clinical research to assess and treat dyspnea among patients with advanced disease and the end of life. She developed the Respiratory Distress Observation Scale (RDOS), the only known valid and reliable tool for measuring respiratory distress when the patient cannot self-report dyspnea. She has conducted dyspnea intervention studies using the RDOS and has had NIH and foundation funding.