Nicole Piemonte, PhD
Nicole Piemonte, PhD

Nicole Piemonte, PhD

Assistant Professor
School of Medicine

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Medical Education (Phoenix)

Position

  • Assistant Professor

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • Piemonte, Nicole. “Medical Slang: A Solution or Symptom?” In Handbook of Medical Humanities, edited by Alan Bleakley., Routledge, Chapter 14, 2019
  • Piemonte, Nicole, & Kumagai, Arno.  “Teaching for Humanism: Engaging Humanities to Foster Critical Dialogues in Medical Education,” in Teaching Health Humanities, edited by Olivia Banner, Nathan Carlin, and Tom Cole., Oxford University Press, Chapter 2, 2019
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Afflicted: How Vulnerability Can Heal Medical Education and Practice., The MIT Press, 2018
  • Piemonte, Nicole and Ramsey, Eric Ramsey. “Health Like a Broken Hammer, or the Strange Wish to Make Health Disappear.” In Existential Medicine: Essays on Health and Illness., Rowman and Littlefield, Chapter 14, 2017
  • Waldron, Vince. Danaher, Joshua, Goman, C., Piemonte, Nicole, & Kloeber, Dayna. “Which Parental Messages about Morality are Accepted by Emerging Adults?” In Good Relationships: Moral Communication Across the Lifespan, Peter Lang, Chapter 3, 2015
  • Spike, Jeffrey & Piemonte, Nicole. "Persistent Vegetative State." In Ethics, Science, Technology, and Engineering: A Global Resource. Ed. J. Britt Holbrook. , Macmillian Reference USA, 2nd ed., Volume 3, 356-359, 2015
  • Piemonte, Nicole & Shawn Abreu, MD. Death and Dying. , The MIT Press

Articles

  • Piemonte, Nicole. “Resiliency in Medicine: Staying Connected to What Matters Most”, The Clinical Teacher, Volume 16, Issue 4, 423-425, 2019
  • Piemonte, Nicole. “Returning Back to Oneself: Cultivating Vulnerability and Humility in the Health Professions.”, The Journal of Humanities in Rehabilitation, 2019
  • Robert, Jason, Piemonte, Nicole, & Truten, Jack. “The Reflective Scribe.”, Journal of Medical Humanities, Volume 39, Issue 4, 447-454, 2018
  • Fletcher, Erica & Piemonte, Nicole.  “Beyond the Paradox of Neoliberalism: Cultivating Quiet Subversion in Service-Learning and Curriculum Development for the Pre-Health Humanities.”, Journal of Medical Humanities, Volume 38, Issue 4, 397-407, 2017
  • Piemonte, Nicole. “How the Medical Humanities Can Inform Health Communication Studies.”  , The Review of Communication, Volume 17, Issue 3, 137-148, 2017
  • McCammon, Susan, MD. & Piemonte, Nicole. “Continuous Palliative Sedation Until Death Should Not Be an Option of First Resort.”, Journal of Clinical Ethics, Volume 25, Issue 2, 124-134, 2015
  • Waldron, Vince, Kloeber, Dayna, Goman, Carmen, Piemonte, Nicole, & Danaher, J. “How Parents Communicate Right and Wrong: A Study of Memorable Moral Messages Recalled by Emerging Adults.”, Journal of Family Communication, Volume 14, Issue 4, 374-397, 2014
  • Piemonte, Nicole, & Hermer, Laura. (July/Aug. 2013). “Avoiding a ‘Death Panel’ Redux.”, Hastings Center Report, Volume 43, Issue 4, 20-28, 2013
  • Kassing, Jeffrey, Piemonte, Nicole, Goman, Carmen, & Mitchell, Curtis. “Dissent Expression as an Indicator of Work Engagement and Intention to Leave.”, Journal of Business Communication, Volume 49, Issue 3, 237-253, 2012
  • Raj, Jaya, Piemonte, Nicole, & Kristina Chapple. "Time to Take Action: Empowering Trainees through Education about Sexual Harassment.", MedEd Portal - AAMC
  • Liu, Jonathan, & Piemonte, Nicole. "Managing Challenges in Medical School: A Qualitative Study on Medical Student Resiliency."
  • Piemonte, Nicole & Shawn Abreu. “Some Jokes Aside: Responding to Colleagues Who Make Callous Jokes in Healthcare.”, American Medical Association Journal of Ethics, Forthcoming, Spring 2020

Publications

  • Piemonte, Nicole. Annotation contributor to annotated text of Mary Shelley’s 1818 Frankenstein, intended for students in STEM education., The MIT Press, 2017

  • Piemonte, Nicole. “When Suffering Heals: How Embracing Our Shared Vulnerability Can Revolutionize Medical Education and Practice.”, 2015

Editing and Reviews

  • Piemonte, Nicole, & Hermer, Laura. “The Authors Reply.”, Hastings Center Report, Volume 44, Issue 2, 4, 2015

Presentations

  • Piemonte, Nicole. Keynote Address: Stories Matter: How Narratives Reveal Our Need For Others in Healthcare Practice and Education. Keynote presentation at the Second Annual Arizona Nexus Interprofessional Conference, Midwestern University, Glendale, Arizona., 2019
  • The Trials and Triumphs of Curriculum Revision: Integrating Ethics and Humanities in Medical Education. Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) 2019 Learn Serve Lead National Meeting., 2019
  • Baer, Matt, Nicole Piemonte, and John Wolf. How Student-Led Meetings Focused on Reflection Can Alleviate Burnout. Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) 2019 Learn Serve Lead National Meeting., 2019
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Right vs. Needs: The Politics of Healthcare Access. Arizona State University, Lincoln Scholars Program., 2019
  • Raj, Jaya, Nicole Piemonte, and Kristina Chapple. Time to Take Action: Empowering Trainees through Education about Sexual Harassment. Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine (APDIM), 2019 Fall Meeting.  Denver, CO., 2019
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Active Learning in Obstetrics and Gynecology Training. Creighton University OB-Gyn Faculty Retreat. Valleywise Medical Center., 2019
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Incorporating the Medical Humanities into Medical Education. The Kingfisher Institute’s Faculty Lyceum— "Locating Humanities in Medicine and Medicine in Humanities: Talking and Teaching Across Disciplines." Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska., 2019
  • Weinberg, Jordan & Piemonte, Nicole. The Outward Mindset: The Key to Effective Leadership is Not What We Do but Who We Are. General Surgery Grand Rounds. St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center., 2019
  • Piemonte, Nicole & Richardson, Randy. Learning Strategies in Radiology Resident Education. Maricopa Integrated Health and St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center Radiology Retreat., 2019
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Creating a Shared Vision for Radiology Education. Creighton Alliance Radiology Residency Program, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center., 2019
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Creating and Sustaining Vision in Your Career. Neuroradiology Fellowship Program, Barrow Neurological Institute., 2019
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Transitioning to Intern Year. Department of Family Medicine Residency Program.
    Creighton University Alliance, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center., 2019
  • Piemonte, Nicole & Thomas, Meghan. Intern Year: What’s in Store for Your Family. Creighton Surgery Residency Program’s Chairmen Welcome for Interns and Families. Scottsdale, Arizona., 2019
  • Piemonte, Nicole. How Confronting Vulnerability and Suffering Can Change Your Medical Practice. Grand Rounds, Department of Internal Medicine, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. , 2019
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Building Teams and Giving Feedback. Department of Family Medicine Residency Program.
    Creighton University Alliance, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center., 2019
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Creating a Positive Learning Environment and Giving Feedback. Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Graduate Medical Education Committee., 2019
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Autonomy and Beneficence at the End of Life. Clinical Pastoral Education Program. St.
    Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. Phoenix, Arizona., 2019
  • Piemonte, Nicole, Fletcher, Erica, and Nate Johnson. Teaching in the Borderlands of Healthcare Education: Can the Humanities Be Relevant Without Reductionism?  The 8th Annual International Health Humanities Consortium. Chicago, Illinois., 2019
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Toxic Professionalism: Reconciling Spaces of Suffering in American Medicine. Keynote presentation at the 2019 You Are Here Conference, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska., 2019
  • Howell, Sandra & Piemonte, Nicole. Active Learning in Medical Education. Creighton University School of Medicine Leadership Retreat, Phoenix, Arizona., 2019
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Ethics at the End of Life: Withholding Food and Drink for a Patient with Advanced Dementia? Hospice of the Valley, Ethics Committee. Phoenix, Arizona., 2019
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Death, Dissection, and the Hidden Curriculum of Medical Education. Educational Techniques in Anatomy course, Creighton University’s Clinical Masters in Anatomy program. Omaha, Nebraska., 2019
  • Piemonte, Nicole, & Raj, Jaya. Gender Discrimination and Sexual Harassment in the Clinical Learning Environment. Department of Internal Medicine, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center., 2019
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Studying Smart: Preparing for the Family Medicine Board Exam, Department of Family Medicine, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center., 2019
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Living vs. Being Alive: Exploring the Ethics of Caring for those in Minimally Conscious States. Panel presentation, Arizona State University, Center for Biology and Society., 2019
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Learning Theory in Medicine: How is it Relevant to Your Daily Practice? Department of Cardiology. St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center., 2018
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Burnout and Resiliency in Palliative Care. Department of Palliative Medicine. St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center., 2018
  • Piemonte, Nicole. What is Suffering and How Do We Respond to it? Department of Chaplain Services. St.
    Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center., 2018
  • Piemonte, Nicole & Chadwick, Jacque. Starting with “Why”: Creating a Shared Vision for Surgical Education.
    Creighton Alliance Surgery Retreat, Creighton University, Black Canyon City, Arizona., 2018
  • Thakrar, Hiral, Jaya Raj, & Nicole Piemonte. Creating a Culture of Well-Being: A Program Innovation in Internal Medicine to Promote Self-Care. Poster presented at the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine, Orlando, Florida., 2018
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Is Access to Healthcare a Human Right?: The Politics of Private Insurance. Arizona State University, Lincoln Scholars Program., 2018
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Obstacles to a Creating a Positive Learning Environment in OB-Gyn. OB-Gyn Resident Leadership Summit., 2018
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Creating a CV and Nailing Your Interview. Department of Radiology, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center., 2018
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Best Practices in Clinical Teaching: Setting Expectations, Giving Feedback, and Leading Teams. Obstetrics and Gynecology Faculty Grand Rounds, Maricopa Medical Center., 2018
  • Piemonte, Nicole. What Med School Never Taught You: Confronting Vulnerability and Suffering in Medical Practice. Distinguished Lecture, The Kingfisher Institute for the Liberal Arts and Professions & Creighton University School of Medicine, Bergen Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska., 2018
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Humanities and the Health Professions: What Medicine Can Teach Us about Being Human.  Distinguished Lecture, The Kingfisher Institute for the Liberal Arts and Professions & Creighton University School of Medicine, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska., 2018
  • Piemonte, Nicole. The Basics of Giving Feedback. Department of Internal Medicine, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center., 2018
  • Richardson, Randy, & Nicole Piemonte. Residents as Teachers: Clerkship Expectations and Giving Feedback.
    Medical Education Grand Rounds, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center., 2018
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Psychological Safety and the Clinical Learning Environment.  Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center., 2018
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Mentoring in Graduate Medical Education: Navigating Appropriate Boundaries.
    Department of Family Medicine. St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center., 2018
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Residents as Teachers: Sustaining a Positive Learning Environment. Department of Neurology, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center., 2018
  • Piemonte, Nicole. The Clinical Learning Environment. Department of Family Medicine, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center., 2018
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Transitioning to Intern Year. Department of Family Medicine Residency Program.
    Creighton University Alliance, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center., 2018
  • Piemonte, Nicole & Jaya Raj. Sexual Harassment and Mistreatment in the Clinical Learning Environment,
    Department of Internal Medicine, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center., 2018
  • Thakrar, Hiral, Jaya Raj, Nicole Piemonte, & Sonal Haerter. Wellness Half-Days: An Institution-Wide Intervention to Promote Self-Care. Presented at the Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, and Wellness Symposium, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona., 2018
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Reducing Burnout & Being Well: Whose Job is it, Anyway? Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Faculty Development Retreat, The Arrogant Butcher., 2018
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Wellbeing Session: Reflective Writing, Department of Internal Medicine, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center., 2018
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Residents as Teachers: The Clinical Learning Environment, Giving and Receiving Feedback, and Leading Teams, Department of Radiology, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center., 2018
  • Nakaji, Peter, MD, & Nicole Piemonte. Identifying and Supporting the Struggling Learner. Professional Development Workshop, Department of Academic Affairs, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center., 2018
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Preparing for the Family Medicine Board Exam, Department of Family Medicine, St.
    Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center., 2018
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Wellness and Psychological Safety in the Residency Training Environment, Department of Internal Medicine, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center., 2018
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Teaching for Humanism: Engaging Humanities to Foster Critical Dialogues in Medical Education. The Institute for Humanities Research, ASU, Tempe, Arizona., 2017
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Is Healthcare a Human Right?: The Ethics of Private Health Insurance. Arizona State University, Lincoln Scholars Program., 2017
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Authentic Leadership and High-Functioning Teams. Resident Retreat, Department of Surgery, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center., 2017
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Leading Teams and Creating a Positive Learning Environment. Resident Retreat for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center., 2017
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Creating a Positive Clinical Learning Environment, Department of Family Medicine, St.
    Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center., 2017
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Creating a Positive Learning Environment for Students and Fellow Residents, Department of Neurosurgery, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center., 2017
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Giving and Receiving Feedback. Department of Family Medicine, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center., 2017
  • Randy Richardson & Nicole Piemonte, How Much Do They Matter?: Student and Resident Evaluations. Professional Development Workshop, Department of Academic Affairs, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center., 2017
  • Piemonte, Nicole. Becoming a Healer: Using Poetry to Teach the Lived Experiences of Illness, Suffering, and Loss. Hippocrates Poetry and Medicine Symposium, Harvard University, School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts. , 2017

Research and Scholarship

Grant Funding Received

  • The Student Health Outreach for Wellness (SHOW) is Arizona’s first state- licensed, free, student-run, integrated clinic and community initiative. Because there is a paucity in the literature about sustainable models to fund student- run free clinics, this project received a research grant from a Dignity-ASU collaboration in order to develop a sustainable funding model for SHOW and for student-run free clinics more generally.
  • Burnout and Resiliency Among Medical Students This qualitative study—which includes open-ended interviews and focus groups—intends to explore how students conceptualize resiliency and what they draw on to remain resilient during difficult times throughout medical training.