Around the world, home health nurses provide care for individuals, support families and interact with communities. Research and evidence-based practice are important components of home health nursing and bring value to our profession and specialty. The IHCNO is interested in fostering relationships with and between researchers or clinicians that investigate the quality of home health care and home health nursing within the international community. We are especially interested in research related to the International Guidelines for Home Health Nursing. For more information about the Research Committee and its work, email

Our Goals

  1. Create a network of home health nurse researchers dedicated to research and scholarship within home health setting and academia.

  2. Foster the collaboration among researchers within or across countries to conduct research related to the Guidelines and other areas of interest to home health nurses.

  3. Showcase current projects or research that feature one or more topics that promote the science of home health nursing and augment knowledge development and dissemination of the Guidelines (See Guideline #9, Evidence Based Practice/Research).

  4. Advise home health nursing researchers on available grant funding and research conferences.

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Christiana Kouta, PhD, Msc, Bsc, DipN, RN
Associate Professor in Community and Transcultural Health and Nursing
Department of Nursing
School of Health Sciences
Cyprus University of Technology

Carol O. Long, PhD, RN, FPCN, FAAN (Chair)
Principal, Capstone Healthcare & Palliative Care Essentials
Transcultural Nursing Scholar
Adjunct Faculty, Arizona State University Edson College of Nursing and Healthcare Innovation

Denise M. McEnroe-Petitte, PhD, MSN, BSN, AS, RN
Kent State University Tuscarawas
New Philadelphia, Ohio USA

Mary Curry Narayan, MSN, RN, HHCNS-BC, CTN-A, COS-C
Home Health Clinical Nurse Specialist
Certified Transcultural Nurse
Secretary, International Home Care Nurses Organization
PhD Student, George Mason University

Barbara Polivka, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Dean, Research
University of Kansas Medical Center
School of Nursing

Announcement from the Research Committee


Board of Directors

Recipients of the

2020 Home Care Nursing Research Award

A Study of Home Health Care Nursing Outcomes Quality Indicators in Thailand using Delphi Technique

Werayuth Srithumsuk, RN, PhD (candidate)
Principal Investigator
Faculty of Nursing Science, Phetchaburi Rajabhat University
Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University


Onouma Thummapol, RN, PhD
Faculty of Nursing Science
Assumption University

Gunyadar Prachusilpa, RN, PhD
Faculty of Nursing
St. Louis College

Weha Kasemsuk, RN, APN, EdD
Faculty of Nursing
Mahidol University