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Family Nurse Practitioner Student Competencies In Integrated Psychiatric Healthcare, Mark Manning 2018 University of San Diego

Family Nurse Practitioner Student Competencies In Integrated Psychiatric Healthcare, Mark Manning

Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscripts

Title: Practicum to Practice: Family Nurse Practitioner Student Competencies in Integrated Psychiatric Mental Healthcare.

Background: Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is a widespread and costly diagnosis that affects nearly 16 million people annually and costs the United States nearly $83 Billion. Primary care providers such as Family Nurse Practitioners (FNP) play a crucial role in screening for health problems, preventing, and managing illness. Opportunities exist to integrate psychiatric mental healthcare into FNP curriculum and clinical practicums to better prepare providers to identify and screen for depression.

Purpose: The purpose of this evidenced-based practice project is to evaluate FNP student competencies in ...


Using An Educational Session To Improve The Knowledge, Confidence, And Beliefs About Psychopharmacology For Behavioral Health Clinicians, Sharon Bennett 2018 Boise State University

Using An Educational Session To Improve The Knowledge, Confidence, And Beliefs About Psychopharmacology For Behavioral Health Clinicians, Sharon Bennett

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Background: Psychiatric illness is unpredictable, has spasmodic tendencies, and represents one of the most reported types of disabilities in the United States. Behavioral health clinicians are front line respondents and considered a major ally to providers by supporting medication management recommendations and referring new patients for medication management. Basic evidence-based psychopharmacology improves behavioral health clinicians’ knowledge, however, is inadequate in curricula, and many undergraduate and graduate programs lack one dedicated psychopharmacology class. This abbreviated knowledge contributes to inadequate referrals for treatment and poor confidence in supporting the practitioners’ medication recommendations.

Method: This project examined behavioral health clinicians’ knowledge, confidence, and ...


Individualizing Care For Pediatric Patients With Autism Spectrum Disorder In Perioperative Services, Erin Scheller 2018 The University of San Francisco

Individualizing Care For Pediatric Patients With Autism Spectrum Disorder In Perioperative Services, Erin Scheller

Master's Theses

This research explores solutions for individualizing and improving care for pediatric patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Perioperative Setting of an Outpatient Surgery Center. Specifically, it seeks to determine if providing parent and staff resources on Autism Spectrum Disorder is significantly helpful in increasing confidence in the staff by the parents and the staff themselves. Participants included thirty-five surveyed families who had pediatric patients visiting perioperative services and staff who work on the unit. Methods used include information dissemination with the use of printable and online evidence-based resources, an in-person education event for staff, and a pilot study of ...


Primary Care Provider Attitudes Towards Adoption Of Evidence Based Practice: Indicators Of Acceptance Towards Bibliotherapy, Shannon Scott 2018 Northern Michigan University

Primary Care Provider Attitudes Towards Adoption Of Evidence Based Practice: Indicators Of Acceptance Towards Bibliotherapy, Shannon Scott

DNP Scholarly Projects

The rising prevalence of depression is straining the skeletal mental health systems in rural communities, resulting in a majority of patients receiving management for their depression solely by their primary care providers. However, providers need to be empowered with evidence-based resources to provide adequate care beyond pharmacotherapy exclusively. Bibliotherapy, or the prescription of books for the treatment of disease, is readily used by psychologists but less incorporated into the traditional medical model of patient care. This small pilot study provided primary care providers in a rural area complimentary copies of the self-help text Feeling Good (Burns, 2009) to incorporate into ...


Pornography As A Public Health Issue: Promoting Violence And Exploitation Of Children, Youth, And Adults, Elisabeth Taylor 2018 Center for Human Dignity, United Against Sexual Exploitation

Pornography As A Public Health Issue: Promoting Violence And Exploitation Of Children, Youth, And Adults, Elisabeth Taylor

Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence

The pornography industry is expanding exponentially as a result of ongoing technological advances. The ability to stream videos over the internet and the ubiquity of the smart phone have meant that pornography producers are able to use algorithms to target potential consumers, to cultivate new sexual tastes and to deliver content to a more diverse audience over mobile devices. The advent of virtual reality pornography with interactive sex toys and sex robots imbued with artificial intelligence promises to unleash a further step-change in the extent to which pornography influences ‘real-world’ sexual culture. The critical analysis of pornography undertaken over decades ...


Empower: A Community-Based Approach To Improve Care For Women And Newborns Affected By Perinatal Substance Use Disorder, Linda Jablonski, Susan Marie Halpin 2018 Baystate Health

Empower: A Community-Based Approach To Improve Care For Women And Newborns Affected By Perinatal Substance Use Disorder, Linda Jablonski, Susan Marie Halpin

National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England Region (NNLM NER) Repository

New England has the second highest rate of prenatal opioid exposure in the country. This population of women and children is particularly vulnerable and requires a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach in order to overcome barriers to care and support good outcomes. This webinar will describe how one rural community collaborated to create a screening, referral and support program called EMPOWER (Engaging Mothers for Positive Outcomes with Early Referrals). Learn how this innovative approach helps support women and improve outcomes by identifying and addressing barriers to care for patients, health care providers and their community.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  1. Recognize how prenatal ...


Attitudes Of Middle School Children Towards Mental Health Programs, Catherine Taylor 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Attitudes Of Middle School Children Towards Mental Health Programs, Catherine Taylor

The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing Undergraduate Honors Theses

Abstract

Despite years of school mental health services, today’s youth remain in need of mental health resources. While schools provide a variety of services to help reduce mental health disparities, there is limited information concerning the success of services offered. The purpose of this study was to examine the attitudes of middle school children towards mental health programs offered at the selected study site. The design utilized was a cross sectional design using a convenience sample of middle school children in Northwest Arkansas. The results indicated that middle school children need a unique variety of programs offered to support ...


Elementary School Teachers’ Student Health Concerns And Knowledge Of Resources, Aubrey Gahagan 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Elementary School Teachers’ Student Health Concerns And Knowledge Of Resources, Aubrey Gahagan

The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing Undergraduate Honors Theses

Teachers are with their students an average of seven to 10 hours a day, five days a week. The substantial amount of time teachers spend with their students allows them to provide helpful insight into health problems children face. The purpose of this study was to identify elementary school teachers’ concerns for student health and to assess their knowledge of resources that address those health concerns. A convenient sample of 86 teachers from three elementary schools in Northwest Arkansas was surveyed. Surveys were used to identify the three main concerns teachers have for their students. A cross-sectional design was used ...


School Nurses' Knowledge And Perceived Role In Mental Health Issues, Kayla Bakker 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

School Nurses' Knowledge And Perceived Role In Mental Health Issues, Kayla Bakker

The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing Undergraduate Honors Theses

Background:

There are 74.5 million children in the United States, 17.1 million currently or have previously dealt with a mental disorder (Children’s Mental Health, 2015). Unfortunately, the negative stigma associated with mental health often causes those affected to not seek treatment. School nurses are on the front line of public health problems and deliver safe, effective evidence-based practice to their communities. To rebuild our broken mental health system, community nurses need to build upon school mental health services and encourage more in-school programs (Stephan, Weist, Kataoka, Adelsheim, & Mills, 2007). School nurses must be included in the discussion ...


Spiritual Perspectives, Spiritual Care, And Recovery-Oriented Practice In Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses, Melissa Neathery 2018 University of Texas at Tyler

Spiritual Perspectives, Spiritual Care, And Recovery-Oriented Practice In Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses, Melissa Neathery

Nursing Theses and Dissertations

The prevalence of mental illness is well documented with 450 million people suffering with a mental illness worldwide. Nurses are integral to the delivery of mental health services and can influence the provision of individually focused, evidence-based, and culturally competent care. Spiritual care has been shown to enhance coping, improve well-being, and increase satisfaction with care for those in mental health recovery. Three manuscripts presented in this dissertation portfolio explored and addressed the concepts spirituality and spiritual care for those in mental health and substance use recovery. The Recovery Practice Model was examined and how spiritual care can be integrated ...


A Quality Improvement Project For Co-Occurring Disorders In Outpatient Behavioral Health, Erin Sheehan 2018 University of Massachusetts Amherst

A Quality Improvement Project For Co-Occurring Disorders In Outpatient Behavioral Health, Erin Sheehan

Erin Sheehan

Purpose: Patients with mental health diagnoses often have co-occurring alcohol use disorders, which can exacerbate their psychiatric symptoms. A standardized assessment tool should be utilized for screening for alcohol use disorders in outpatient mental health programs so that interventions can be implemented when a co-occurring disorder is identified. The purpose of this project was to provide clinicians with education and to improve the process for screening patients with mental health disorders for problematic drinking behaviors to implement recommended interventions when appropriate to improve the overall quality of the patient’s care and increase the clinician’s knowledge and confidence in ...


The Effect Of Kinship Foster Care Compared To Non-Kinship Foster Care On Resiliency, Heidi M. Vizino, Alyssa B. Bergthold 2018 Cedarville University

The Effect Of Kinship Foster Care Compared To Non-Kinship Foster Care On Resiliency, Heidi M. Vizino, Alyssa B. Bergthold

The Research and Scholarship Symposium

An estimated 40% to 60% of children in foster care have clinically significant emotional or behavioral problems (US Public Health Service, 2000). Children in foster care experience a range of complex psychosocial issues due to a loss of stability in a foundational biological family unit. Research shows that placement type may have an impact on a child’s socioemotional resiliency and level of access to needed mental health services (Lynch, 2011; Smithgall, Yang, & Weiner 2013; Winokur, 2014). The purpose of this literature review was to evaluate the effect of foster home placement type, specifically kinship foster care compared to non-kinship foster care ...


Pediatric Experiences Of Ptsd Related To Natural Disasters, Victoria J. Denen, Julianna H. Ruckersfeldt, Wyatt S. Kyser 2018 Cedarville University

Pediatric Experiences Of Ptsd Related To Natural Disasters, Victoria J. Denen, Julianna H. Ruckersfeldt, Wyatt S. Kyser

The Research and Scholarship Symposium

Between 1994 and 2013, the International Disaster Database recorded 6,873 natural disasters worldwide, which claimed 1.35 million lives or almost 68,000 lives on average each year. In addition, an average of 218 million people were affected by natural disasters per year during this 20-year period (Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters, 2015). All disasters have the potential to affect psychological health (U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, 2016) and children are especially vulnerable. The purpose of this review of literature was to answer the question, “How do children and adolescents who have survived a form ...


Effects Of A Phase Ii Cardiac Rehabilitation Program On Patient Depression, Michael R. LeGal, DNP, MSN-Ed, RN, CCRN-K 2018 George Washington University

Effects Of A Phase Ii Cardiac Rehabilitation Program On Patient Depression, Michael R. Legal, Dnp, Msn-Ed, Rn, Ccrn-K

Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects

Background: Screening for depression upon intake and completion of a Phase II cardiac rehabilitation (CR) program may influence the type of interventions implemented by CR staff and reduce depression.

Objectives: We examined patients before and after a Phase II CR program who self-reported as depressed using the CES-D score and also assessed scores by procedure, gender and age. We further identified the types of interventions used for those who were depressed.

Methods: We conducted a pre-post intervention study. Using a convenience sample, data were collected on CES-D scores before and after the program and by type of procedure, gender, and ...


The Effects Of A Structured Teaching Session On Perceived Self-Efficacy Among Mental Health Nursing Supervisors, Pamela Fess, DNP, MSN 2018 George Washington University

The Effects Of A Structured Teaching Session On Perceived Self-Efficacy Among Mental Health Nursing Supervisors, Pamela Fess, Dnp, Msn

Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects

Background: Specific factors that contribute to nursing supervisors perceived self-efficacy remains unclear. Although several studies have examined the relationship between self-efficacy and mental health nursing supervision most have focused on the impact of client care. To date, there is a dearth of studies to assess the impact of a leadership focused teaching session on the perceived self-efficacy of mental health nursing supervisors. Equipping nurses who are responsible for the supervision of others with the skills needed to fulfill their role responsibilities has the potential to improve their job performance, the work satisfaction, and well-being of staff nurses they supervise as ...


A Correlation Between Parental Visitation Neglect And Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Psychosis: An Integrative Literature Review, Alia Mohammad 2018 DePaul University

A Correlation Between Parental Visitation Neglect And Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Psychosis: An Integrative Literature Review, Alia Mohammad

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Abstract

Background: Pediatric intensive care unit psychosis is a serious disorder where patients experience anxiety, hallucinations, delirium, and other symptoms, setting them back in their recovery process during their hospital stay.

Purpose: This study is an integrative literature review aimed at the use of evidence based practices to establish the most effective solution in preventing ICU psychosis in pediatric patients, and discovering if parental presence is a factor to successful recovery.

Methods: WorldCat.org, MEDLINE, ABI/INFORM Complete, Academic Search Complete, OAlster, PsycARTICLES, ERIC, Business Source Complete, and Computers & Applied Sciences Complete were searched using the keywords pediatric, intensive care unit, and psychosis.

Results: This topic has not been studied well however; the literature review examined various factors that impact the mental, physical ...


Cognitive Responses Commonly Used By College Students In The Context Of Depression And Their Consequent Manifestation As Risky Behaviors: An Integrative Review Of Literature, Yuliya Bandurovych 2018 DePaul University

Cognitive Responses Commonly Used By College Students In The Context Of Depression And Their Consequent Manifestation As Risky Behaviors: An Integrative Review Of Literature, Yuliya Bandurovych

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Abstract

Background: Individuals struggling with depression differ from those without depression in their cognitive responses to life events. In spite of the prevalence of depression among college students, there are limited studies available to gain a comprehensive understanding of the cognitive responses associated with depression in this specific population.

Objectives: The purpose of this integrative literature review was to use research published within the last five years to identify cognitive responses commonly utilized by college students with depression and the consequent risky behaviors which manifest from these responses.

Methods: An integrative review of literature was conducted using Academic Search Complete ...


The Grace Peterson Research Colloquium, mk.annerino@gmail.com Annerino, Katherin Winingham 2018 DePaul University

The Grace Peterson Research Colloquium, Mk.Annerino@Gmail.Com Annerino, Katherin Winingham

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Background: Research suggests that a large number of prisoners in the United States suffer from mental illness, with a portion actively psychotic at any given time. Though it is a constitutional right for prisoners to receive adequate mental health care, most correctional facilities in the country do not provide appropriate treatment.

Objectives: To explore what research has been conducted regarding the treatment of mental illness, specifically schizophrenia, in the US prison system and plans to improve the inadequacies.

Methods: This integrative literature review was conducted using the following keywords and phrases: schizophrenia in prison, schizophrenia in jail, psychosis in prison ...


Maternal Psychological Distress And Cortsiol, Jenna Schroeder 2018 DePaul University

Maternal Psychological Distress And Cortsiol, Jenna Schroeder

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Abstract

Background: Previous studies have reported associations between prenatal maternal distress and negative health outcomes for the unborn. There are gaps within this body of knowledge and inconsistencies in the research which make the relevant relationships unclear. If changes in maternal cortisol cause alterations in fetal development, it is important to gain an adequate understanding of how, and if, maternal psychological distress predicts maternal cortisol levels. This study is an integrative literature review that looks at the research investigating a connection between maternal psychological distress and maternal cortisol levels during pregnancy. Lazarus and Folkman’s (1984) Transactional Model of Stress ...


What’S In A Name: Performance Improvement, Evidence-Based Practice, And Research?, Andrea Prentiss, Eve Butler 2018 Baptist Hospital of Miami, Miami Cancer Institute, Baptist Health South Florida

What’S In A Name: Performance Improvement, Evidence-Based Practice, And Research?, Andrea Prentiss, Eve Butler

Nursing & Health Sciences Research Journal

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