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Keller, B. P., Heacock, L., Rothenberg, E., & Boles, J. C. (in press). “I’m not trying to be difficult when I can’t do things”: A mixed methods look at transitioning from pediatric to adult healthcare on the autism spectrum. Autism in Adulthood.

George, M., Grissim, L., Keller, B., Goldstein, E., & Boles, J. (in press). Pawsitive pediatrics: Hospital facility dogs at work. Hospital Pediatrics.

George, M., Keller, B., Goldstein, E., Grissim, L., & Boles, J. (2024). Facility dog roles, responsibilities, and experiences in pediatric healthcare. Children’s Health Care.

Boles, J.C., Daniels, S., Burns-Nader, E.A., Hammond, B., & Wilkins, S. (2024). “Being a child life student has definitely been difficult”: A mixed methods study exploring the experiences of emerging professionals. The Journal of Child Life: Theory and Practice.

Keller, B. P., Akard, T. F., & Boles, J. C. (2024). Legacy in pediatrics: A concept analysis. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 80(3), 948-957.

Hirt, E., Wright, A., Kehring, A., Wang, Y., Torano, V., & Boles, J.C. (2023). “Fitting the pieces together”: The experience of primary caregiving for a child with medical complexity.” Hospital Pediatrics.

Boles, J.C, Turner, J., *George, M., & *Wheeler, I. (2023). “Working with what you have”: Hospital-based group play programs in North AmericaChild & Youth Services.

*Dunbar, J.E., *Jones, M.T., & Boles, J.C. (2023).  Hospitalized children’s perceptions of legacy: “A symbol of yourself that you leave behind.” Child: Care, Health, and Development49(3), 534-543.

Boles, J., & Turner, J. (2023). “Social justice” despite sickness: Play and leisure for children and young people in hospital. In U. Mukherjee (ed.), Childhoods & leisure: Cross-cultural and inter-disciplinary dialogues (pp. 81-109). Palgrave MacMillan.

Jones, M.T., Albanese, E.A., & Boles, J.C. (2023). “They were here, and they still matter”: The legacy experiences and perceptions of bereaved parents. Palliative Medicine. 

Keller, B.P., Abney, M., & Boles, J.C. (2023). Child life services for siblings of chronically ill children. The Journal of Child Life: Theory and Practice.

Boles, J.C., Woodburn, A.E., Wilson, S.E., & Betters, K. (2023). An evidence-based protocol for sensory soothing in the pediatric intensive care unit. Nursing in Critical Care.

Boles, J.C, Turner, J., *George, M., & *Wheeler, I. (2023). “Working with what you have”: Hospital-based group play programs in North America. Child & Youth Services.

Dunbar, J. E., Jones, M. T., & Boles, J. C. (2022). Hospitalized children’s perceptions of legacy: ‘A symbol of yourself that you leave behind.’ Child: Care, Health and Development.

Goldberg, J.M., Rose, K.R., Matthews, O, & Boles, J.C. (2022). “Little time, lasting impact”: Bereaved caregiver perceptions of legacy in perinatal and infant loss.  Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.

Lawrence, A., Jones, M., & Boles, J. (2022). Helping children cope with loss: Legacy interventions for the grieving classroom. Continuity in Education3(1), 92–100. DOI:

Jones, M.J., Boles, J.C., Dunbar, J.E., & Cook, J.L. (2022). Parent/caregiver perceptions of legacy in the hospital setting: A qualitative studyPediatric Nursing, 49(2) 89-102.

Goldberg, J.M., Duplechain, A.C., Fraser, C.E., & Boles, J.C. (2021). An interdisciplinary hospital-based committee to improve pediatric bereavement careHospital Pediatrics11(11).

Boles, J.C., Potter, C.M., & Mora, K.L. (2021, Spring). Family-centered engagement in ICU liberation: The contributions of Certified Child Life Specialists.  Critical Connections, 28-30.

Boles, J.C., & Jones, M.T. (2021). Legacy perceptions and interventions for adults and children receiving palliative care: A systematic reviewPalliative Medicine35(3), 529-551.

Boles, J.C., & Turner, J. (2021).  Empirical evolution of child life from 1998-2017:  A scoping review of child life content in published researchThe Journal of Child Life: Psychosocial Theory and Practice, 2(1), 1-10.

Jones, M., Kirkendall, M., Grissim, L., Daniels, S., & Boles, J.C. (2020).  Exploration of the relationship between a group medical play intervention and children’s preoperative fear and anxietyJournal of Pediatric Health Care35(1), 74-83.

Grissim, L., Kirkendall, M., Jones, M., & Boles, J.C. (2020).  Group medical play and children’s self-reported fear in the pre-operative settingThe Journal of Child Life: Psychosocial Theory and Practice1(2), 7-15.

Boles, J.C., Jones, M.J., Dunbar, J.E., & Cook, J.L. (2020).  Defining legacy: The perceptions of pediatric healthcare providers.  Clinical Pediatrics59(11), 1004-1010.

Turner, J., & Boles, J.C. (2020).  A content analysis of professional literature in the Association of Child Life Professionals’ Focus: 1999-2019.  The Journal of Child Life: Psychosocial Theory and Practice, 1(1), 7-16.