Kandyce M. Richards, PhD, MSc, APN

Assistant Professor
UM School of Nursing and Health Studies

M. Christine Schwartz Bldg
Room 414
Telephone: 305.284.8456
Fax: 305.284.4221
Email: krichards@miami.edu


BN, Nursing, University of New Brunswick, 1980

MSc, Nursing, McGill University, 1993
Ph.D, Nursing, University of Miami, 2003

Clinical Specialties

Adult Health

Primary Teaching Areas

Nursing Research

Research and Academic Interests

Instrument development
Pain assessment
Cancer pain
Quality of life
Cancer symptom clusters (pain, depression, fatigue)
Biological pathways of cancer symptom development

Research (selected)

Investigator, “A Pilot Study to Determine Distress, Pain, QOL and Immune Function in Women with Metastatic Breast Cancer.” UM Research Council, Provost Award, 2008-present

Investigator, “Unraveling of a Symptom Cluster in Metastatic Breast Cancer: A Pilot Study.” UM Research Council, General Research Support Award, 2008-present

Investigator, “Pilot Testing of the Richards Assessment of Pain (RAP) Instrument in Cancer Patients.” Sigma Theta Tau, International, Beta Tau Chapter, UM Research Council, General Research Support Award, Dean’s Internal Research Award, 06/30/2005 – 07/01/2007.

Publications (selected)

Richards, K.M. (2009, under review). Will the real pain EXPERT please stand up? An emic answer to an ontologic question. Advances in Nursing Science.

Richards, K.M., Glück, S., Soler-Vila, H. & Antoni, M.A. (2009, under review). Biobehavioral processes underlying stress-cytokine-symptom interaction in women with metastatic breast cancer. Biological Research for Nursing.

Richards, K. (2008). “RAP Project” – An instrument development study to determine common attributes for pain assessment among men and women with multiple pain-related diagnoses. Pain Management Nursing, 9(1), 33-43.

Richards, K. (2005). Development and testing of the Richards Assessment of Pain (RAP) Instrument: preliminary results and practice implications. On CD ROM: Paper abstracts: 16th International Nursing Research Congress, Evidence-based Nursing in Symptom Management: Congress Paper

Major Accomplishments

Cambridge Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals in Nursing and Healthcare, Honors Edition (2007)
Biltmore Registry of Who’s Who Among Executives and Professional Women in Miami, Florida (2006)
Academic Keys Who’s Who in Health Sciences Academia (2005)