Karen Bullock

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2188-8542

Health Equity, Disparities, Cultural Competence, Older Adults, Black Americans, Aging, Serious Illness, Hospice, Palliative Care, End-of-Life Care, Social Work

Works (43)

2022 review

A Review of Race and Ethnicity in Hospice and Palliative Medicine Research: Representation Matters

[Review of ]. JOURNAL OF PAIN AND SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT, ["64"](5), ["E289–E299"].

By: R. Rhodes, N. Barrett, D. Ejem, D. Sloan, K. Bullock, K. Bethea, R. Durant, G. Anderson ...

Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: November 28, 2022

2022 article

Drivers of racial/ethnic differences in perceived end-of-life care quality: More questions than answers

Bullock, K., & Makaroun, L. K. (2022, February 28). JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN GERIATRICS SOCIETY, Vol. 70, p. [""].

By: K. Bullock & L. Makaroun

Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science
Added: March 1, 2022

2022 journal article

Race Roundtable Series: Structural Racism in Palliative Care

JOURNAL OF PAIN AND SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT, ["63"](5), ["E455–E459"].

By: K. Bullock, T. Gray, R. Tucker & T. Quest

Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: May 2, 2022

2022 article

Unmet Needs in Health Disparities Research-It's Not Just About Patients

Barrett, N. J., Bullock, K., & Johnson, K. S. (2022, July 11). JAMA INTERNAL MEDICINE, Vol. 7, p. [""].

By: N. Barrett, K. Bullock & K. Johnson

Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: July 26, 2022

2021 article

A National Survey of Social Workers Focusing on Attitudes, Knowledge, and Practice Behaviors for Educating Patients About Advance Directives: Implication During COVID19

Nedjat-Haiem, F. R., Cadet, T. J., Parada, H., Jr., Mishra, S. I., & Bullock, K. (2021, August 19). AMERICAN JOURNAL OF HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE MEDICINE, Vol. 8, p. [""].

By: F. Nedjat-Haiem, T. Cadet, H. Parada, S. Mishra & K. Bullock

Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 30, 2021

2021 article

Aging Behind Prison Walls: Studies in Trauma and Resilience

JOURNAL OF GERONTOLOGICAL SOCIAL WORK, Vol. 3, pp. 1–4.

By: K. Bullock

Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science
Added: March 19, 2021

2021 article

Anxiety, Depression, Quality of Life, Caregiver Burden, and Perceptions of Caregiver-Centered Communication among Black and White Hospice Family Caregivers

Starr, L. T., Bullock, K., Washington, K., Aryal, S., Oliver, D. P., & Demiris, G. (2021, November 18). JOURNAL OF PALLIATIVE MEDICINE, Vol. 11, p. [""].

By: L. Starr, K. Bullock, K. Washington, S. Aryal, D. Oliver & G. Demiris

Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: December 6, 2021

2021 article

Examining the Family Support Role of Older Hispanics, African Americans, and Non-Hispanic Whites and Their Breast Cancer Screening Behaviors

SOCIAL WORK IN PUBLIC HEALTH, Vol. 36, pp. 38–53.

By: T. Cadet, S. Burke, M. Naseh, A. Grudzien, R. Kozak, J. Romeo, K. Bullock, C. Davis

Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: February 1, 2021

2018 journal article

Community engagement with African American clergy: faith-based model for culturally competent practice

AGING & MENTAL HEALTH, 22(11), 1510–1515.

By: K. Stansbury, G. Marshall, J. Hall, G. Simpson & K. Bullock

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: February 25, 2019

2018 chapter

Health Care

In T. Maschi & G. Leibowitz (Eds.), Psychological and legal issues with diverse populations and settings (pp. 97–109). https://connect.springerpub.com/content/book/978-0-8261-2067-0

By: K. Bullock, J. Hall & D. Fitzpatrick

Ed(s): T. Maschi & G. Leibowitz

Source: ORCID
Added: October 29, 2021

2015 journal article

Health literacy and cultural competence: A model for addressing diversity and unequal access to trauma-related health care.

Traumatology, 21(3), 227–236.

By: R. Rikard, J. Hall & K. Bullock

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: February 24, 2020

2014 chapter

Retirement Satisfaction

In Thomas P. Gullotta & M. Bloom (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Primary Prevention and Health Promotion.

By: S. Ball & K. Bullock

Ed(s): . Thomas P. Gullotta & M. Bloom

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2013 chapter

Culturally competent care in an increasingly diverse society

In C. Staudt & J. H. Ellens (Eds.), Our changing journey to the end: Reshaping death, dying, and grief in America (pp. 145–158). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

By: K. Bullock & J. Volkel

Ed(s): C. Staudt & J. Ellens

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2012 journal article

A case study of Hispanics and hospice care

International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 2(4), 9–16.

By: I. Carrion & K. Bullock

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2012 article

Client-centered evaluation: New models for helping professionals

Research on Social Work Practice, Vol. 22, pp. 347–348.

By: K. Bullock

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2012 chapter

End-of-Life care: A personal narrative of a direct practice case

In E. Hoffler & E. J. Clark (Eds.), Social work matters: The power of linking policy and practice (pp. 40–62). Washington, D.C.: National Association of Social Workers.

By: K. Bullock & J. Hall

Ed(s): E. Hoffler & E. Clark

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2012 journal article

Exploring professional boundaries in end-of-life care: Considerations for hospice social workers and other members of the team

Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life & Palliative Care, 8(1), 10–28.

By: S. Sanders, K. Bullock & C. Broussard

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2012 chapter

Hospice care

In J. W. Anastas & E. J. Clark (Eds.), Social work speaks: National Association of Social Workers policy statements, 2012-2014 (pp. 79–81). Washington, D.C:: NASW Press,

By: K. Bullock

Ed(s): J. Anastas & E. Clark

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2011 chapter

Advance directives: Culture and family dynamics

In T. Altilio & S. Otis-Green (Eds.), Oxford textbook of palliative social work (pp. 625–635).

By: K. Bullock

Ed(s): T. Altilio & S. Otis-Green

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2011 journal article

The influcence of culture on end-of-life decision making

Journal of Social Work in End-Of-Life & Palliative Care, 83–98.

By: K. Bullock

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2009 journal article

Educating gerontologists for cultural proficiency in end of life care practice

Journal of Educational Gerontology, 35(11), 1008–1025.

By: G. Stein, P. Sherman & K. Bullock

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2009 journal article

Expanding the intergenerational relationship: Grandfathers raising grandchildren

International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development Bulletin, 2(56), 9–12.

By: K. Bullock

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2009 journal article

Understanding advance care planning as a process of health behavior change

Journal of the American Geriatric Society, 57(9), 1547–1555.

By: T. Fried, K. Bullock, L. Iannone & J. O'Leary

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2007 journal article

Grandfathers raising grandchildren: An exploration of African American kinship networks

Journal of Health & Social Policy, 22(3/4), 181–197.

By: K. Bullock

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2007 chapter

Grandfathers raising grandchildren: An exploration of African American kinship networks

In R. G. Wilson & S. E. Crewe (Eds.), Tradition and policy perspectives in kinship care (pp. 181–197). Binghamton [N.Y.] : Haworth Press.

By: K. Bullock

Ed(s): R. Wilson & S. Crewe

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2007 chapter

Narrative analysis of a strength-based approach to graduate and post-graduate education

In B. J. D.A. Brunson & L. L. Lampl (Eds.), Letters from the future: Linking students and teaching with the diversity of everyday life (pp. 153–179). Sterling, Va.: Stylus Pub.

By: K. Bullock, C. Smith, J. Hernandez, D. Muir & A. Taylor

Ed(s): B. D.A. Brunson & L. Lampl

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2007 chapter

Resource enrichment center: An internet resource for working with terminally ill patients and families

In E. L. Csikai & B. Jones (Eds.), Teaching resources for end-of-life and palliative care courses (p. 84).

By: K. Bullock

Ed(s): E. Csikai & B. Jones

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2007 journal article

The vulnerability for elder abuse among a sample of custodial grandfathers: An exploratory study

Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 19(3/4), 133–150.

By: K. Bullock & R. Thomas

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2007 journal article

Zelda Foster and her contributions to end-of-life care in social work

Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life Care, 3(1), 69–82.

By: K. Davidson & K. Bullock

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2006 book review

A Review of: “TALKING ABOUT DEATH By Virginia Morris”

[Review of Talking about death, by V. Morris]. Educational Gerontology, 32(5), 389–390.

By: K. Bullock

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: November 15, 2020

2006 journal article

A community capacity-enhancement approach to breast and cervical cancer screening among older women of color

Health and Social Work, 31(1), 16–25.

By: K. Bullock & S. McGraw

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2006 chapter

Get thee behind me: African American grandparents raising grandchildren exposed to domestic violence

In R. L. Hampton & T. P. Gullotta (Eds.), Interpersonal violence in the African American community: evidence-based prevention and treatment practices (pp. 149–163).

By: K. Bullock

Ed(s): R. Hampton & T. Gullotta

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2006 journal article

Promoting advance directive among African Americans: A faith-based model

Journal of Palliative Medicine, 9(1), 183–195.

By: K. Bullock

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2005 journal article

"Ahora le voy a cuidar mis nietos": Rural Latino grandparents raising grandchildren of substance abusing parents

Alcoholism Quarterly , 23(2/3), 107–130.

By: K. Bullock

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2005 chapter

"Ahora levou a cuidar mis nietos": Rural Latino grandparents raising grandchildren of substance abusing parents

In Latinos and alcohol use/abuse revisited: Advances and challenges for prevention and treatment programs (pp. 107–130).

By: K. Bullock

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2005 book review

Book Review: Prevention from the Inside-Out. Jack Pransky. Bloomington, IN: Authorhouse, 2003, $26.95 (paperback), pp. 362 ISBN 1-41070-375-4

[Review of Prevention from the Inside-Out, by J. Pransky]. The Journal of Primary Prevention, 26(1), 63–65.

By: K. Bullock

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: November 15, 2020

2005 journal article

Grandfathers and the impact of raising grandchildren

Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare, 32(1), 43–59.

By: K. Bullock

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2005 journal article

What matters to older African Americans facing end-of-life decisions? A focus group study

Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life & Palliative Care, 1(3), 3–19.

By: K. Bullock, S. McGraw, K. Blank & E. Bradley

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2004 chapter

Family Social Support

In Promoting health in families: applying family research and theory to nursing practice (pp. 142–161). Philadelphia, Pa.: Saunders.

By: K. Bullock

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2004 journal article

The changing role of grandparents in rural families: The results of an exploratory study in Southeastern North Carolina

Families in Society, 85(1), 45–54.

By: K. Bullock

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2003 journal article

Employment and caregiving: An exploration of African American caregivers

Social Work, 48(2), 150–162.

By: K. Bullock, S. Crawford & S. Tennstedt

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2001 journal article

Healthy family systems: The changing role of grandparents in rural America

Education and Ageing , 16(2), 163–178.

By: K. Bullock

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

1997 journal article

Understanding the variability in the effectiveness of community heart health programs: A meta-analysis

Social Science & Medicine, 44(9), 1325–1339.

By: D. Sellars, S. Crawford, K. Bullock & J. McKinlay

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

Employment

2022 - present

BOSTON COLLEGE Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, US
AHEARN ENDOWED PROFESSOR SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK

2011 - 2022

North Carolina State University Raleigh, North Carolina, US
PROFESSOR SOCIAL WORK

2002 - 2010

University of Connecticut Storrs, CT, US
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR School of Social Work

1999 - 2002

University of North Carolina Wilmington Wilmington, NC, US
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR School of Social Work

1994 - 1999

Salem State University Salem, Massachusetts, US
ADJUNCT PROFESSOR School of Social Work

Education

1993 - 1999

Boston University Boston, Massachusetts, US
PhD

1990 - 1992

Columbia University New York, NY, US
Master of Science SOCIAL WORK

North Carolina State University Raleigh, North Carolina, US
BSW Social Work