Mary E. Coughlin PhD, RN, CPNP-PC
Mary E. Coughlin is Instructor and Interim Coordinator for the Pediatric NP Specialty in the School of Nursing at MGH Institute of Health Professions.
Mary began her career as a pediatric RN in 1984 and has been a pediatric nurse practitioner since 1994. She continues to practice on a per diem status. Mary taught at Labouré College from 2007-2017, teaching pre-licensure ASN and RN-BSN students.
Chronic sorrow in parents of children with a chronic illness or disability.
Chronic sorrow in parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
PhD, Nursing, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
MSN, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
BSN, Fitchburg State College, Fitchburg, MA
1. Coughlin, M.B. & Sethares, K. (2017). Chronic sorrow in parents of children with a chronic
illness or disability: An integrative literature review. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 37, 108–
2. Coughlin, M.B., Sethares, K., Chin, E., & Beauchesne, M. (2019). Measuring chronic
sorrow and family-centered care in parents of children with autism spectrum disorder.
Journal of Pediatric Nursing, under revision.
Peer-Reviewed Presentations and Abstracts
Coughlin, M.B. Measuring Chronic in Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum
Disorder (ASD). 31st Annual Scientific Sessions of the Eastern Nursing Research
Society (ENRS), Providence, RI. Paper.
Coughlin, M.B. & Sethares, K. Chronic Sorrow in Mothers of Children with Autism
Spectrum Disorder (ASD): A Model for Practice. 28th Annual Scientific Sessions,
Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS). Poster.
Coughlin, M. B., & Sethares, K. (2016). Chronic Sorrow in Mothers of Children
with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)...28th Annual Scientific Session,
June 2-6, 2017, Pittsburg, PA. Nursing Research, 65(2), E47–E48.
Pediatric Primary Care Workshop, NPACE Primary Care Conference, Boston, MA 2018