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Denise Côté-Arsenault, PhD, RN, CPLC, FNAP, FAAN

Hemak Endowed Professor of Maternal Child Nursing Research Institute Fellow

Courses Taught

PhD courses (Qualitative Research; Philosophy of Knowledge Development)


  • 1998-9, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Women's Health Research, University of Washington School of Nursing
  • 1995, Ph.D. in Nursing, University of Rochester
  • 1985, M.S. in Childbearing Family Nursing/ Nurse Educator, Syracuse University
  • 1976, B.S. in Nursing, Syracuse University

Research Interests

Pregnancy, breastfeeding/lactation, pregnancy loss and bereavement, early parenting, theory, perinatal palliative care.

Publications and Media Placements

Denney-Koelsch, E., & Côté-Arsenault, D. (2021). Life-limiting fetal conditions and pregnancy continuation: parental decision-making processes. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care. (online 5-18-2021)

Côté-Arsenault, D., Denney-Koelsch, E., & Elliott, G. (2021). “Creating a safe space”: How perinatal palliative care coordinators navigate care and support for families. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 27(8).

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Professional Organizations and Associations

  • American Academy of Nursing
  • Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Alliance (PLIDA)
  • Sigma Theta Tau International
  • Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses Association (HPNA)

Community Work and Service

  • PLIDA- member of the Education Committee
  • Manuscript reviewer (multiple journals)