KARRA BIKSON is a clinical associate professor in the Virtual Academic Center where she is co-chair of the Health concentration. Bikson’s career integrates social work education, practice and research, with an emphasis in health care and gerontology. She has taught in the areas of health policy, grief and bereavement, death and dying, gerontology, human behavior in the social environment, and social welfare policy and history. Bikson’s clinical work primarily has been in the area of palliative care, hospice and emergency department practice. Her research interests have multiple focuses, including innovation diffusion, organizational change, interdisciplinary team service technology, primarily employing case study and qualitative research methodologies. Bikson’s current research centers on palliative care as an innovative interdisciplinary team technology.
Bikson, K. (Accepted for publication). Hospital-based interdisciplinary palliative care: Got social work? Submitted to Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life & Palliative Care.
Bikson, K., Lorenz, K., & Benjamin, A.E. (revise/resubmit). Organizational challenges to implementing hospital-based palliative care: A comparative case study. Submitted to Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.
Bikson, K., McGuire, J., Blue-Howells, J., & Seldin-Sommer, L. (2009). Psychosocial problems in primary care: Patient and provider perceptions. Social Work in Health Care. 48, 8:736-749.
McGuire, J., Bikson, K., & Blue-Howells, J. (2005). How many social workers are needed in primary care? A patient-based needs assessment example. Health & Social Work. 30, 4:305-313.
Bikson, K., & Bikson, T.K. (2001). The impact of internet use over time on older adults: A field experiment, in Charness, N., Park, D. C. & Sabel, B. (Eds.) Communication, Technology and Aging. New York: Springer Publishing Company.