Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, RN, FAAN, is the Elizabeth Brooks Ford Professor of Nursing, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, where she was Dean from 1982 through 1997. She has received numerous honors and awards including the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award 18 times. She has published widely on nursing and health care topics. This volume of the Annual Review of Nursing Research will by her 26th and last as Series Editor.
Elizabeth Merwin, PhD, RN, FAAN, is Associate Dean, Research, Madge M. Jones Professor of Nursing, and Director, Rural Health Care Research Center at the University of Virginia School of Nursing.