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A Clinical Practice Change Initiative To Incorporate Animal Assisted Therapy In Advanced Practice Registered Nurses' Clinical Practice For Children And Adolescents, Donna Rae Cowell 2017 University of Southern Mississippi

A Clinical Practice Change Initiative To Incorporate Animal Assisted Therapy In Advanced Practice Registered Nurses' Clinical Practice For Children And Adolescents, Donna Rae Cowell

Doctoral Nursing Capstone Projects

Background: Children and adolescents mental healthcare needs is vital for the future of our nation’s welfare (American Psychology Association, 2014). Research has indicated AAT may be a considerable choice to help with pediatrics mental healthcare and may be utilized as an adjunct to enhance the care within the psychiatric healthcare field (Chandler, 2012). AAT has become popular within the healthcare realm (Friesen, 2009; Uyemura, 2016) and is a unique method for providing “patients” health care, which may improve patient outcomes (Chandler, 2012; Cowell, 2013; McCullough, 2016; McQuarrie & Urichuk, 2008). Research supports that “providers” in the health care field may “evade” this method of an alternative approach as an intervention due to lack of understanding (Berget, Ekeberg, & Braastad, 2008; Palley, O’Rourke, and Niemi, 2010; Uyemura, 2016; Williams & Jenkins, 2008).

Purpose ...


Benefits Of Having A Pet At College: Perception Of Today’S College Students, Morgan Jenkins 2017 Georgia College and State University

Benefits Of Having A Pet At College: Perception Of Today’S College Students, Morgan Jenkins

Georgia College Student Research Events

The present literature review examined data from 10 studies that examined the benefits of pet therapy and well-being. Florence Nightingale, a pioneer of nursing, recognized these benefits in the early 1800s when she used animals to provide support to mentally ill patients. Since then, pets, but mainly dogs, have been used across various populations and in numerous settings such as with geriatrics in nursing homes, in disaster relief, with war veterans suffering from PTSD, with inmates in correctional facilities, with terminal patients in hospice care, and with pediatric patients in the hospital setting. In all of these scenarios, findings suggest ...


Developing A Clinical Tool For The Assessment And Diagnosis Of Pediatric Bipolar Disorder, Amanda Jill Horrocks 2017 California State University, Northern California Consortium Doctor of Nursing Practice

Developing A Clinical Tool For The Assessment And Diagnosis Of Pediatric Bipolar Disorder, Amanda Jill Horrocks

Doctoral Projects

Background: Pediatric bipolar disorder is a significant mental illness, characterized by changes in mood that can be abrupt, unpredictable, and extreme. The rate of diagnosis of this disorder has been increasing in recent decades. Purpose: A thorough review of existing literature was completed to inform practice. Additionally, a survey of clinician assessment practices was completed. Combining the information learned from the literature review, and the data from the clinician survey, a clinical tool has been created. This tool provides a thorough, multi-phasic process for the assessment and diagnosis of pediatric bipolar disorder. Method: Mental health clinicians were surveyed; respondents were ...


Journal Of Mind And Medical Sciences: Translational And Integrative Mission, David L. Rowland, Ion G. Motofei 2017 Valparaiso University

Journal Of Mind And Medical Sciences: Translational And Integrative Mission, David L. Rowland, Ion G. Motofei

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

Initiated four years ago, Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences (J Mind Med Sci.) established the mission to publish papers on mental and medical topics in distinct but closely interrelated domains. The editorial policy especially encourages interdisciplinary and integrative perspectives, being equally focused on basic research and clinical investigations and short reports.

The journal adheres to the philosophy that high quality, original ideas and information should be readily accessible and freely shared within and amongst the scientific community. Accordingly, J Mind Med Sci. is an online, open access, non-for-profit journal which, because of individual/ private support, has levied no charges ...


Trends In Geographic Areas With High Suicide Rates Of College-Aged Adults, David Hartsook, Emily Stevens, Barbara Drew 2017 Kent State University

Trends In Geographic Areas With High Suicide Rates Of College-Aged Adults, David Hartsook, Emily Stevens, Barbara Drew

Undergraduate Research Symposium

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for college-aged adults with nearly 3,900 deaths in 2010 (CDC, 2015). With this in mind, suicide can be prevented when communities are provided with adequate support systems. Our research is focused on describing counties with crude rates of 20 or more suicides per 100,000 residents aged 18-24 in an effort to find trends in data such as population density, median household income, and ethnic/racial mix and to increase awareness. Understanding the environmental context associated with suicide risk will facilitate communication among healthcare providers, patients, and their families and contribute ...


Understanding Alcoholics’ “Difficulty In Life”: An Empirical Comparison Of Alcoholics And Nonalcoholics, Keiko Ito 2017 Toho University

Understanding Alcoholics’ “Difficulty In Life”: An Empirical Comparison Of Alcoholics And Nonalcoholics, Keiko Ito

Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal

The Japanese success rate for alcoholism treatment is approximately 30%, indicating high relapse rates. Although “difficulty in life” is thought to contribute to alcoholics’ relapse, the characteristics of the phenomenon are unknown. This study examined the factors contributing to alcoholics’ difficulty in life. Alcoholic self-help group members, who indicated the extent of their difficulty in life and described the factors that contributed to this difficulty, completed a self-administered questionnaire. Participants’ hypersensitivity/grandiosity traits were also examined. A control group of nonalcoholic men also completed the questionnaire. Simple tabulation, descriptive statistics, Mann-Whitney U tests, and multivariate analyses were used to compare ...


What Are The Most Commonly Used Tools To Screen Depression In Hiv-Infected Gay And Bisexual Men?, Michael Isner 2017 University of Central Florida

What Are The Most Commonly Used Tools To Screen Depression In Hiv-Infected Gay And Bisexual Men?, Michael Isner

Honors in the Major Theses

Gay and bisexual men infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) comprise a sizable, medically vulnerable population. Depression is the most commonly experienced mental health disorder affecting this group of people, lending itself to a host of risks associated with depression. As screening of depression in this population can be challenging, it is vital that clinicians have the best available tools and guidelines to detect depressive symptomology. This focused, comprehensive review of the literature examined current data describing the clinical instruments used to detect depressive symptoms in HIV-infected gay and bisexual men. The aim of this analysis was to seek out ...


The Effect Of Biofeedback On Coping For Patients With Depression, Amber L. Atkinson 2017 University of Central Florida

The Effect Of Biofeedback On Coping For Patients With Depression, Amber L. Atkinson

Honors in the Major Theses

Background: Individuals with depression have a higher incidence of comorbidity which significantly decreases their ability to function and increases their utilization of health care. Due to the severity of the economic burden resulting with depression, research is needed to further examine the most effective treatments for depression. Biofeedback is a therapy that teaches patients how to control the physical affects that manifest during depression.

Aim: The purpose of this review of literature is to discover the benefits of biofeedback for patients diagnosed with depression.

Method: An electronic literature search was conducted using various databases to retrieve articles examining biofeedback as ...


The Relationship Between Alcohol Use And Familial And Social Influence In College Nursing Students, Darren C. Crooks, Kathleen A. Gillota 2017 The University of Akron

The Relationship Between Alcohol Use And Familial And Social Influence In College Nursing Students, Darren C. Crooks, Kathleen A. Gillota

Honors Research Projects

College students are a population with a high prevalence of risky consumption of alcohol and nursing students, specifically, are no exception. Yet few studies have been done on the use of alcohol in the student-nurse population. Since nursing education and practice are highly stressful, unhealthy coping strategies, such as risky alcohol consumption, are sadly common and seriously detrimental.

This paper explores the self-reported consumption of alcohol in undergraduate nursing students as related to peer, familial, and social influences. Based on the Biopsychosocial Model, many different factors contribute to alcohol use. Using anonymous online survey methodology and convenience sampling, data about ...


Evaluation Of The Healthy-Heart, Healthy-Brain Program, Sooksai Kaewbua 2017 University of Kentucky

Evaluation Of The Healthy-Heart, Healthy-Brain Program, Sooksai Kaewbua

DNP Projects

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of a group-based, psychoeducational program on the knowledge of healthy diet and eating behaviors of adults with mental-health diagnoses in an inpatient psychiatric setting.

Background and Significance: In a given year, adults with mental-health diagnoses have a higher risk of mortality relative to the general population. Mortality from natural causes among individuals with mental-health disorders is similar to the leading causes of death found nationwide, including cardiovascular diseases. There is a growing body of evidence showing a relationship between the health of clients’ hearts and brains. Thus, it is ...


Effects Of Education And Exposure On Associative Stigma Of Psychiatric Nursing In Junior Level Nursing Students, Geoffrey George, Hayley Groubert, Gabrielle Glandorf 2017 The University of Akron

Effects Of Education And Exposure On Associative Stigma Of Psychiatric Nursing In Junior Level Nursing Students, Geoffrey George, Hayley Groubert, Gabrielle Glandorf

Honors Research Projects

Stigma towards mental illness affects not only persons with mental illness but the psychiatric nursing professionals who care for them. Education and exposure may affect this associative stigma. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of an eight­-week undergraduate mental health nursing rotation on associative stigma towards psychiatric/mental health nursing in students. The study was guided by attribution theory and used a non­experimental design and convenience sampling of undergraduate nursing students enrolled in the mental health nursing course. Associative stigma was measured utilizing the Psychiatric/Mental Health Clinical Placement Survey for First Day of ...


Stroke Outreach In The Lao Community, Noor A. Dythavon 2016 University of San Francisco

Stroke Outreach In The Lao Community, Noor A. Dythavon

Master's Projects and Capstones

CNL Abstract

A community health needs assessment for the service area prompted concern regarding access to quality healthcare for non-English speaking Southeast Asians (SEA) in the area. Goals of an initial investigation and subsequent implementation of sustainable stroke health fairs for non-English speaking communities were evaluated to assess primary healthcare concerns that the SEA community face and to suggest long-term solutions to these issues. Initial investigation required researching population-specific minority health statistics to quantify the prevalence of chronic diseases and conditions which were prioritized in terms of needs versus disparities. Research came from evidence base practice guidelines and personal concern ...


Asian American Women's Resilience: An Integrative Review, Andrew Thomas Reyes, Rose E. Constantino 2016 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Asian American Women's Resilience: An Integrative Review, Andrew Thomas Reyes, Rose E. Constantino

Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal

Asian American women face unique stressors that threaten their overall health and well-being. However, resilience is a phenomenon that allows individuals to develop positive adaptation despite adversities and challenges. This integrative review is conducted in order to explore the current state of knowledge regarding the resilience of Asian American women. Twelve databases were used to identify related articles: Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, ERIC, Ethnic NewsWatch, GenderWatch, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global, ProQuest Sociological Abstracts, PsycINFO, PubMed, SAGE (Psychology and Sociology collections), Scopus, and Web of Science. Twenty-one research studies met the inclusion criteria of the integrative review. Five common themes ...


Improving Quality And Efficient Communication Between Providers And Nursing - A Psychiatric Sbar Tool (Psych), Karen Lee Richards 2016 University of San Francisco

Improving Quality And Efficient Communication Between Providers And Nursing - A Psychiatric Sbar Tool (Psych), Karen Lee Richards

Master's Projects and Capstones

IMPROVING QUALITY AND EFFICIENT COMMUNICATION BETWEEN

PROVIDERS AND NURSING - A PSYCHIATRIC SBAR TOOL (PSYCH)

Karen Richards

University of San Francisco

Abstract

Effective communication is the cornerstone of providing safety and quality healthcare. However, nursing and providers often share information inequitably, as these disciplines are trained differently regarding communication. Providers are taught to be brief, accurate and focused while nurses are taught to be descriptive and holistic. These differences have led to disparity in the sharing of valuable patient information, subsequently leading to increased frustration, inefficiency, and medical errors. Multiple studies provide evidence that poor communication is a major contributor to ...


Recovery-Oriented Care And Inpatient Psychiatric Nursing Practice, Julia M. McLaughlin 2016 University San Francisco

Recovery-Oriented Care And Inpatient Psychiatric Nursing Practice, Julia M. Mclaughlin

Master's Projects and Capstones

For the past 15 years, major organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and U.S. federal government have been committed to shifting mental health services from the medical model of care to the recovery-oriented model of care (Moller & McLoughlin, 2013). However, not all identified recovery-oriented practices have been fully implemented throughout mental health services, specifically in acute care settings. In 2015, San Mateo Medical Center’s acute psychiatric nursing staff completed McLoughlin’s (2005) Recovery Self-Assessment- Registered Nurse (RSA-RN). Data showed that 34% of nursing staff did not believe that the nurses within the Department of Psychiatry use a language of recovery and 40% reported that they did not feel that the hospital was recovery- oriented. In September 2016, a one-day workshop focused on the relevance, impact, and principles of the recovery-oriented care philosophy was held for all disciplines within the Department of Psychiatry, including nursing staff. In order to collect additional data specific to the one-day workshop, the RSA-RN was administered to nursing staff at the start of the workshop. Results from the pre-workshop assessment showed that 34% did not believe that the nurses within the Department of Psychiatry use a language of recovery and 10% did not feel that the hospital was recovery- oriented. A post-intervention RSA-RN assessment was electronically administered to workshop participants via Survey Monkey one month after the workshop; however the response rate was low and prevented a quantitative evaluation of the intervention’s impact on nursing practice.


Falls Program On An Acute Psychiatric Unit, Joseph Hunter Rose 2016 The University of San Francisco

Falls Program On An Acute Psychiatric Unit, Joseph Hunter Rose

Master's Projects and Capstones

In the metropolitan hospital’s acute psychiatric unit there has been an increase in falls incidence as well as need for evaluation of the effectiveness of Schmid Fall Risk Assessment tool in its ability to properly identify those at risk. In the last fiscal year there were 45 falls among 28 patients on the acute psychiatric unit.Falls are harmful to the patients and can cause prolonged hospital stays with non-reimbursable costs to the hospital. Falls amongst psychiatric patients is an even greater challenge to address due to the nature of the mental health disease process. This project addresses general ...


An Examination Into The Relationship Between Iron Deficiency And Postpartum Depression, Sara A. Burroughs 2016 Liberty University

An Examination Into The Relationship Between Iron Deficiency And Postpartum Depression, Sara A. Burroughs

Senior Honors Theses

Postpartum depression is recognized as the most common complication of childbearing; however, its etiology remains fairly undetermined. Many different influences have been hypothesized as to what may cause postpartum depression, including changes in levels of various hormones (such as estrogen and progesterone), a decrease in serotonin, low levels of vitamin D, social factors, and iron deficiency. The lack of strong evidence for one specific cause makes it fairly clear that there are many factors that play a role in the development of postpartum depression. Iron deficiency is one issue that is thought to contribute to the development of postpartum depression ...


Examining The Associations Between Depressive Symptoms, Body Mass Index, And Physical Activity Self-Efficacy In African American Mother-Child Dyads, Y'Esha Vonyae Williams 2016 University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Examining The Associations Between Depressive Symptoms, Body Mass Index, And Physical Activity Self-Efficacy In African American Mother-Child Dyads, Y'Esha Vonyae Williams

Theses and Dissertations (ETD)

In recent decades the prevalence of childhood and adult depression and obesity has increased worldwide. Multiple factors influence the onset of both depression and obesity. Individual manifestations of depressive symptomatology and health-related problems associated with obesity vary; however, genetics and environmental and psychological factors have been implicated as correlates. Consequently, both disorders can ultimately interfere with individuals’ activities of daily living and decrease their quality of life. African American women are known to have a higher prevalence of obesity and more severe depressive symptoms in comparison to Caucasian women. Likewise, African American children are more obese and experience many factors ...


Health Professionals In Kenya: Strategies To Expand Reach And Reduce Brain Drain Of Psychiatric Nurses And Psychiatrists, Sharon Brownie, Elizabeth Oywer 2016 Aga Khan University

Health Professionals In Kenya: Strategies To Expand Reach And Reduce Brain Drain Of Psychiatric Nurses And Psychiatrists, Sharon Brownie, Elizabeth Oywer

Sharon Brownie

This paper highlights the extent of the brain drain in relation to human resources for health (HRH) that is currently challenging Kenya, and suggests strategies that have the potential to change current working environments and improve HRH retention rates. Governments in partnership with health professional bodies and regulators could improve the working conditions for psychiatrists and mental health nurses: by promoting career choices in mental health; by providing accessible professional development opportunities; and by easing workload pressures by expanding service reach through thoughtfully planned and delivered task-shifting to primary care. While these strategies have the potential to make a significant ...


Double The Outcomes: Employing Sensory Based Approaches To Improve The Quality Of Care And Reduce The Use Of Restraints On Inpatient Behavioral Health Units, Mary Ellen O'Connell RN, BSN, MSN, MBA, Jennifer P. Maloney MS, OTR/L, Stephanie Lenhart MBA, CPHQ 2016 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Double The Outcomes: Employing Sensory Based Approaches To Improve The Quality Of Care And Reduce The Use Of Restraints On Inpatient Behavioral Health Units, Mary Ellen O'Connell Rn, Bsn, Msn, Mba, Jennifer P. Maloney Ms, Otr/L, Stephanie Lenhart Mba, Cphq

Mary Ellen O'Connell

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