top of page


Portfolio of Work

Writing has been my long-time passion.  From creative arts to professional publications, expressing my thoughts and experiences continues to mold who I am and words of wisdom for inspiring learners.  Browse through my latest projects and accomplishments, and stay tuned for more on the way!  


Professional Publications


Sullivan, B. J., Marcuccilli, L., Sloan, R., Gradus-Pizlo, I., Bakas, T., Jung, M., & Pressler, S.J. (2016, May-June). Competence, compassion, and care of the self: Family caregiving needs and concerns in heart failure.  Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 31(3), 209-214. DOI: 10.1097/JCN.0000000000000241

Marcuccilli, L., Vallerand, A. H., Casida, J., Bakas, T., & Pagani, F. (2013).  Dyadic perspectives on end-of-life while living with an LVAD as a destination therapy.  Not being currently reviewed.

Marcuccilli, L., Casida, J., Bakas, T., & Pagani, F. (2014).  Family caregivers’ inside perspectives:  Caring for an adult with an LVAD as a destination therapy.  Progress in Transplantation, 24(4), 332-40. doi: 10.7182/pit2014684..

Marcuccilli, L., Casida, J., & Peters, R. M. (2013, September).   Modification of self-concept in patients with an LVAD: An initial exploration.  Journal of Clinical Nursing, 22(17-18), 2456-65.  doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2012.04332.x.

Marcuccilli, L., & Casida, J. (2012, June).  Overcoming alterations in body image imposed by the LVAD: A case        report.  Progress in Transplantation, 22(2): 212-6.  doi:  10.7182/pit2012579. 

Marcuccilli, L., & Casida (2011). From insiders’ perspectives:  Adjusting to caregiving for patients with LVADs.  Progress in Transplantation, 21(2), 137-143. 

Marcuccilli, L., & Casida (2011).  Sex and intimacy among patients living with left-ventricular assist devices. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 26(6), 504-511. doi: 10.1097/JCN.0b013e31820e2fae.

Casida, J., Marcuccilli, L., & Peters (2011).  Lifestyle adjustments of adults with long-term implantable left ventricular assist devices: A phenomenological inquiry. Heart & Lung: the Journal of Acute and Critical Care, 40(6), 511-520. doi:10/1016/j.hrtlng.2011.05.002.

Tempe in Japan

      Stay Tuned for Updates!  

Be on the lookout for more ways to be inspired to find and live your passion!

Book Cover_edited_edited.jpg

The Journey through Graduate School: 
Flourish and Be Happy

Immerse in a guide for motivating and inspiring learners along the graduate journey and beyond via short stories and poems. Highlights of the book include the Graduate Journey and Life Tool developed as a reflective and working guide to create an individualized plan for a sustainable balance between graduate studies and ongoing roles and responsibilities.  The guide is completed with a section on classic and healthy recipes for the graduate, or any one on the go.

You can visit Bookshop to purchase a print copy pf the book for $14.99 or an e-book version for $4.99. Click on ''Purchase'' and you will be directed to my BookShop page.  Spread the word!! 

Projects_Purchase Book: Projects
bottom of page