Social Work Faculty
PhD, University of Alabama MSW, The Florida State University
Arriaza, P., & Cornelissen, K. (In press). Grief among children of military families. Illinois Child Welfare Journal.
Arriaza, P., Martin, S., & Csikai, E. (2011). Bereavement services for Hispanics: an exploratory study of Florida hospices. Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life & Palliative Care, 7(2-3), 121-138.
Arriaza, P., Cancino, G., & Sanhueza, O. (2009). Pertenecer a Algo Mayor. Experiencias de Pacientes y Cuidadores Durante el Cuidado Paliativo en Chile. Ciencia y Enfermeria, 2(15), 95-106.
Manuscripts in progress include:
Arriaza, P., Nedjat-Haiem, F., Lee, H., Martin, S., & Shibusawa, T. Enhancing rigor and transparency in conducting qualitative research in diverse cultural contexts.
Arriaza, P., & Palacios, F. Self-perceived language abilities and professional needs of Spanish-speaking social workers.
Palacios, F., & Arriaza, P. The meaning of being bilingual in contemporary society.
Arriaza, P. The intersection of rural inequities, end-of-life care, and the practice of rural social work. Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life & Palliative Care.
His research focuses on the professional and ethical needs of bilingual and bicultural social workers; The intersection of death and dying, grief, and bereavement with cultural factors; Fear of death among social workers; Psychosocial functioning of children of military parents; and Rural social work practice. His research and findings on the subject of bilingual social work practice has been followed by national academic and private organizations. Dr. Arriaza is independently licensed as a clinical social worker and has practiced macro and micro social work for the past 20 years with the last 16 years providing direct services to military families both in the U.S. and abroad. He has published and presented with national and international leaders in the field of social work and nursing. His current research focuses on assessing the end-of-life care and bereavement services in rural America. He is also collaborating on an international study comparing fear of death and emotional intelligence among social work and nursing students
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