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Understanding The Perspectives And Attitudes Of 12-Step Participants Towards Medication-Assisted Treatment, Christopher Scott 2024 California State University, San Bernardino

Understanding The Perspectives And Attitudes Of 12-Step Participants Towards Medication-Assisted Treatment, Christopher Scott

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Background: The effects of living with a substance use disorder (SUD) are vast. Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) has grown increasingly popular as a recovery tool among substance users but does not align with the popular 12-step model, which demands complete abstinence from narcotics and mind-altering substances. Objective: The primary aim of this phenomenology study was to explore the perspectives and attitudes towards MAT among 12-step participants. The secondary aim was to compare the responses of treatment and non-treatment professionals. Methods: This study used non-probability sampling methods to recruit participants who reported regular participation in a 12-step program. Semi-structured …


Preventing And Responding To Workplace Violence In The Emergency Department, Janina La Porte, Stefanie Lai, Alicia Rodriguez 2024 Providence

Preventing And Responding To Workplace Violence In The Emergency Department, Janina La Porte, Stefanie Lai, Alicia Rodriguez

Articles, Abstracts, and Reports

No abstract provided.


Perceived Moral Distress Among Patient-Facing Healthcare Professionals During The Covid-19 Pandemic, Sarah Sumner, Karen Colorafi, Teresa Rangel 2024 Providence St. Joseph Health

Perceived Moral Distress Among Patient-Facing Healthcare Professionals During The Covid-19 Pandemic, Sarah Sumner, Karen Colorafi, Teresa Rangel

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No abstract provided.


Behavioral Health Integration And Outcomes That Matter To Patients: A Longitudinal Mixed-Methods Observational Study, Research Dissemination Committee, Maine, USA 2024 MaineHealth

Behavioral Health Integration And Outcomes That Matter To Patients: A Longitudinal Mixed-Methods Observational Study, Research Dissemination Committee, Maine, Usa

REACH: Research Evidence-to-Action for Community Health

The study team hypothesized that patients would have a better experience over time in clinics that had greater degrees of behavioral health integration.


Acute Care Staff Interactions With Chaplains To Discuss Team Or Personal, Non-Work-Related Stressors, Gary Weisbrich, Sarah Sumner, Teresa Rangel 2024 Providence

Acute Care Staff Interactions With Chaplains To Discuss Team Or Personal, Non-Work-Related Stressors, Gary Weisbrich, Sarah Sumner, Teresa Rangel

Providence Nursing Research Conference 2023 – Present

Background: Healthcare staff experience stress from the workplace when providing complex patient care and often may lean on specially trained spiritual support caregivers, or chaplains, for support navigating patient-related stressors. Yet, healthcare staff can also suffer from team-related or personal stressors that, if unresolved, could negatively impact care delivery. Little is known about whether, how often, and which staff may interact with chaplains for emotional support when experiencing non-patient-related stressors originating from work or personal lives.

Purpose: To describe the proportion of individuals who report discussing team-related or personal stressors with chaplains in the past 12 months, and to …


Alleviating Health Professionals' Moral Distress Through Hospital-Based Chaplain Care, Karen Colorafi, Sarah Sumner, Teresa Rangel 2024 Providence Sacred Heart

Alleviating Health Professionals' Moral Distress Through Hospital-Based Chaplain Care, Karen Colorafi, Sarah Sumner, Teresa Rangel

Providence Nursing Research Conference 2023 – Present

Background: Healthcare workers frequently experience occupational stressors that negatively impact their emotional well-being. Recent evidence suggests that healthcare workers’ occupational stressors may translate to moral distress, defined as emotional turmoil occurring over an ethical dilemma secondary to a patient care or team-related issue. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, moral distress and a wide range of psychological and physical issues have been linked to high rates of healthcare worker burnout. Increased occupational stressors significantly augment turnover intentions and behaviors and negatively impact well-being. The resultant turnover rates have reached an all-time high among professional registered nurses. Some evidence suggests that the …


Perceived Moral Distress Among Patient-Facing Healthcare Professionals During The Covid-19 Pandemic, Sarah Sumner, Karen Colorafi, Teresa Rangel 2024 Providence St. Joseph Health

Perceived Moral Distress Among Patient-Facing Healthcare Professionals During The Covid-19 Pandemic, Sarah Sumner, Karen Colorafi, Teresa Rangel

Providence Nursing Research Conference 2023 – Present

Background:

The most common framework for ethical decision-making in healthcare is principalism which is founded on three ethical traditions: utilitarianism, achieving the most good for the most people; deontology, upholding moral obligations to individuals; and virtue ethics, doing what is virtuous regardless of the consequences. Principalism is further guided by four principles: 1) respect for autonomy; 2) beneficence, the duty to do good; 3) nonmaleficence, the duty to do no harm; and 3) justice, the duty to treat similar cases similarly. Patient-facing healthcare professionals (HCPs) commonly expect all moral values will be considered when decisions are made that impact patients …


Remote Delivery Of Allied And Behavioral Healthcare During Covid-19 For Children With Developmental Disabilities., Lisa D. Wiggins, Lin H. Tian, Sarah C. Tinker, Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp, Carolyn G. DiGuiseppi, Cy Nadler, Patrick S. Powell, Eric J. Moody, Maureen S. Durkin, M Danielle Fallin, A Blythe Ryerson, JoAnn M. Thierry, Britney Robinson, Karen Pazol 2024 Children's Mercy Hospital

Remote Delivery Of Allied And Behavioral Healthcare During Covid-19 For Children With Developmental Disabilities., Lisa D. Wiggins, Lin H. Tian, Sarah C. Tinker, Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp, Carolyn G. Diguiseppi, Cy Nadler, Patrick S. Powell, Eric J. Moody, Maureen S. Durkin, M Danielle Fallin, A Blythe Ryerson, Joann M. Thierry, Britney Robinson, Karen Pazol

Manuscripts, Articles, Book Chapters and Other Papers

OBJECTIVE: Many children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities (DD) transitioned to telehealth services due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our objectives were to describe reductions in allied and behavioral healthcare services and receipt of caregiver training to deliver services at home because of COVID-19 for children with ASD and other DD, and factors associated with worse response to remote delivery of services for children with ASD.

METHOD: Prior to the pandemic, children 2 to 5 years of age were enrolled in a multi-site case-control study and completed a developmental assessment. Caregivers completed questionnaires on child behavior problems …


Racial And Ethnic Disparities In The Co-Occurrence Of Intellectual Disability And Autism: Impact Of Incorporating Measures Of Adaptive Functioning., Sarah M. Furnier, Ronald Gangnon, Julie L. Daniels, Susan Ellis Weismer, Cy Nadler, Karen Pazol, Nuri M. Reyes, Steven Rosenberg, Eric Rubenstein, Lisa D. Wiggins, Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp, Maureen S. Durkin 2024 Children's Mercy Hospital

Racial And Ethnic Disparities In The Co-Occurrence Of Intellectual Disability And Autism: Impact Of Incorporating Measures Of Adaptive Functioning., Sarah M. Furnier, Ronald Gangnon, Julie L. Daniels, Susan Ellis Weismer, Cy Nadler, Karen Pazol, Nuri M. Reyes, Steven Rosenberg, Eric Rubenstein, Lisa D. Wiggins, Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp, Maureen S. Durkin

Manuscripts, Articles, Book Chapters and Other Papers

Intellectual disability (ID) commonly co-occurs in children with autism. Although diagnostic criteria for ID require impairments in both cognitive and adaptive functioning, most population-based estimates of the frequency of co-occurring ID in children with autism-including studies of racial and ethnic disparities in co-occurring autism and ID-base the definition of ID solely on cognitive scores. The goal of this analysis was to examine the effect of including both cognitive and adaptive behavior criteria on estimates of co-occurring ID in a well-characterized sample of 2- to 5-year-old children with autism. Participants included 3264 children with research or community diagnoses of autism enrolled …


Economic Impacts Of The Covid-19 Pandemic On Families Of Children With Autism And Other Developmental Disabilities., Olivia M. Pokoski, Hayley Crain, Carolyn DiGuiseppi, Sarah M. Furnier, Eric J. Moody, Cy Nadler, Karen Pazol, Jessica Sanders, Lisa D. Wiggins, Maureen S. Durkin 2024 Children's Mercy Hospital

Economic Impacts Of The Covid-19 Pandemic On Families Of Children With Autism And Other Developmental Disabilities., Olivia M. Pokoski, Hayley Crain, Carolyn Diguiseppi, Sarah M. Furnier, Eric J. Moody, Cy Nadler, Karen Pazol, Jessica Sanders, Lisa D. Wiggins, Maureen S. Durkin

Manuscripts, Articles, Book Chapters and Other Papers

BACKGROUND: To control the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), many jurisdictions throughout the world enacted public health measures that had vast socio-economic implications. In emergency situations, families of children with developmental disabilities (DDs), including autism, may experience increased difficulty accessing therapies, economic hardship, and caregiver stress, with the potential to exacerbate autism symptoms. Yet, limited research exists on the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on families of children with autism or another DD compared to families of children from the general population.

OBJECTIVES: To assess impact of the COVID-19 pandemic related to parental employment and economic difficulties in …


The Impact Of Brief Electronic Guided Mindfulness Meditation On Anxiety Scores, Sierra King 2024 Northern Michigan University

The Impact Of Brief Electronic Guided Mindfulness Meditation On Anxiety Scores, Sierra King

DNP Scholarly Projects

In the United States, anxiety rates are on the rise for the general population (Goodwin et al., 2020a). Prolonged and frequent anxiety can become unprompted and problematic (American Psychiatric Association, 2021). Management of anxiety is crucial for overall wellbeing. Access to treatment and resources for anxiety may be limited in rural geographical locations (Morales et al., n.d.). This DNP project sought to determine whether a brief intervention of electronic guided mindfulness meditation (MM) by Insight Timer is effective in decreasing anxiety in a rural populous. Convenience sampling recruited a final total of 11 rural participants who participated in seven sessions …


Effects Of A Preventive Mental Health Curriculum Embedded Into A Scholarly Gaming Course On Adolescent Self-Esteem: Prospective Matched Pairs Experiment., Christopher Jenson, Sharon Fitzgerald Wolff, Libby Milkovich 2023 Children's Mercy Kansas City

Effects Of A Preventive Mental Health Curriculum Embedded Into A Scholarly Gaming Course On Adolescent Self-Esteem: Prospective Matched Pairs Experiment., Christopher Jenson, Sharon Fitzgerald Wolff, Libby Milkovich

Manuscripts, Articles, Book Chapters and Other Papers

BACKGROUND: Positive self-esteem predicts happiness and well-being and serves as a protective factor for favorable mental health. Scholarly gaming within the school setting may serve as a channel to deliver a mental health curriculum designed to improve self-esteem.

OBJECTIVE: This study aims to evaluate the impact of a scholarly gaming curriculum with and without an embedded preventive mental health curriculum, Mental Health Moments (MHM), on adolescents' self-esteem.

METHODS: The scholarly gaming curriculum and MHM were developed by 3 educators and a school-based health intervention expert. The scholarly gaming curriculum aligned with academic guidelines from the International Society for Technology Education, …


Hold Off That Olanzapine! The Development Of Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome In A Dehydrated Pediatric Patient., Maryam Tariq, Danielle N. Wentzel, Joshua B. Beggs 2023 Children's Mercy Kansas City

Hold Off That Olanzapine! The Development Of Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome In A Dehydrated Pediatric Patient., Maryam Tariq, Danielle N. Wentzel, Joshua B. Beggs

Manuscripts, Articles, Book Chapters and Other Papers

No abstract provided.


Barriers To The Diagnosis, Care, And Management Of Pediatric Patients With Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome In The United States: A Qualitative Analysis., William R. Black, Lora L. Black, Jordan T. Jones 2023 Children's Mercy Kansas City

Barriers To The Diagnosis, Care, And Management Of Pediatric Patients With Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome In The United States: A Qualitative Analysis., William R. Black, Lora L. Black, Jordan T. Jones

Manuscripts, Articles, Book Chapters and Other Papers

Objectives: Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes (EDS) are a family of heritable connective tissue diseases. Primary practitioners are capable of diagnosing and managing EDS; however, few are knowledgeable and comfortable enough to see patients with EDS, resulting in delays in diagnosis and care. This study explores the barriers physicians experience with diagnosing, managing, and caring for patients with EDS, and potential resolutions to those barriers. Methods: As part of a larger online study, providers (n = 107) in the United States were asked to specify "What information would improve (their) comfort" in diagnosing, caring for, and managing EDS via open-ended questions. Results …


The Mindfulness Minute For Caregiver Wellbeing, Veronica Silva, Trisha Saul 2023 Providence Little Company of Mary

The Mindfulness Minute For Caregiver Wellbeing, Veronica Silva, Trisha Saul

Articles, Abstracts, and Reports

Purpose {What): Research has shown a correlation between stress and job burnout. The Minute Project was developed as a simple tool for caregivers to reduce stress. Our intention is that when stress is reduced, burnout will also be reduced. This tool can be used anytime throughout the day to help our caregivers. Significance {Why): The wellbeing of caregivers in a hospital setting have been challenged over the past 2-3 years. Research has shown that mindfulness practices have an impact on stress levels by activating the parasympathetic nervous system. Given the limited education resources, we felt that addressing the stress levels …


Sexual Risk-Taking Behavior Amongst Emerging Adults In A Tertiary Institution Of Learning In Coastal Kenya: A Qualitative Study Of Stakeholders’ Perspectives Using Causal Loop Mapping, Stevenson K. Chea, Vincent A. Kagonya, Eunice A. Oyugi, Carophine Nasambu, Isaac Menza, Fauz Ibrahim, Osman Abdullahi, Alice Anika, Amin S. Hassan, Amina Abubakar 2023 Pwani University, Kenya

Sexual Risk-Taking Behavior Amongst Emerging Adults In A Tertiary Institution Of Learning In Coastal Kenya: A Qualitative Study Of Stakeholders’ Perspectives Using Causal Loop Mapping, Stevenson K. Chea, Vincent A. Kagonya, Eunice A. Oyugi, Carophine Nasambu, Isaac Menza, Fauz Ibrahim, Osman Abdullahi, Alice Anika, Amin S. Hassan, Amina Abubakar

Institute for Human Development

Background It is known from previous studies that university students in sub-Saharan Africa (sSA) engage in sexual risk-taking behaviour (SRTB). However, there is paucity of data on factors contributing to SRTB among university students (emerging adults) at the Kenyan Coast thus hindering intervention planning. This study seeks to provide an in-depth qualitative understanding of the factors contributing to SRTB and their interconnectedness among university students at the Kenyan Coast combining qualitative research with a systems thinking approach.

Methods Using the ecological model, and employing in-depth interviews, we explored the perceptions of twenty-six key informants (twenty-one emerging adults and five other …


Pharmacogenetic Testing In Patients With Autism Spectrum Disorder Evaluated In A Precision Medicine Clinic., Rachel Goodson, Jennifer Wagner, Tracy L. Sandritter, Vincent S. Staggs, Sarah E. Soden, Cy Nadler 2023 Children's Mercy Kansas City

Pharmacogenetic Testing In Patients With Autism Spectrum Disorder Evaluated In A Precision Medicine Clinic., Rachel Goodson, Jennifer Wagner, Tracy L. Sandritter, Vincent S. Staggs, Sarah E. Soden, Cy Nadler

Manuscripts, Articles, Book Chapters and Other Papers

OBJECTIVE: This study investigated outcomes of pharmacogenetic testing of youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) referred to a precision medicine clinic and explored associations between patient characteristics and pharmacogenomic testing results.

METHODS: Records for patients diagnosed with ASD and subsequently referred to a pediatric hospital's precision medicine clinic between July 1, 2010, and June 30, 2020, were reviewed. Pharmacogenetic testing results were abstracted focusing on CYP2D6 and CYP2C19. In addition, we compiled counts of patients' co-occurring diagnoses, histories of adverse drug reactions (ADRs), previously trialed ineffective medications, and previous psychiatric medication changes. Logistic regression models were fit to examine CYP2C19 …


Primary Care Behavioral Health Partnerships Advancing & Transforming Health Sciences (Pcbh Paths), Kristan Diaz-Rios, Deepu George, Maria Hernandez, Evan Garcia, Myrna Ruiz, Salvador Arellano III 2023 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Primary Care Behavioral Health Partnerships Advancing & Transforming Health Sciences (Pcbh Paths), Kristan Diaz-Rios, Deepu George, Maria Hernandez, Evan Garcia, Myrna Ruiz, Salvador Arellano Iii

Research Symposium

Purpose: Primary Care Behavioral Health Partnerships Advancing & Transforming Health Sciences (PCBH PATHS) is a workforce development pipeline project aimed at permanently augmenting UTRGV’s institutional capacity to address shortage of an Integrated Behavioral Health (IBH) competent workforce locally, regionally and nationally. Our initiative, aligned with UTRGV strategic priorities and key initiatives, will integrate basic(model specific strategy and operational elements), mid-level (role identity and profession specific behavioral competencies specific to each health profession), and advanced (behavioral medicine clinical skills) applications of the evidence based PCBH model of delivery. A PCBH focused delivery system (clinical and educational), in which primary care providers …


Pro- And Anti-Inflammatory Biomarkers As Predictors Of Response To Valproate In Patients With Comorbid Alcohol Use And Bipolar Disorder-Preliminary Findings, Ilya Blokhin, Lisa Harlow, Eleonore Beurel, Feng Miao, Dana Ascherman, Claes Wahlestedt, Ihsan Salloum 2023 University of Miami

Pro- And Anti-Inflammatory Biomarkers As Predictors Of Response To Valproate In Patients With Comorbid Alcohol Use And Bipolar Disorder-Preliminary Findings, Ilya Blokhin, Lisa Harlow, Eleonore Beurel, Feng Miao, Dana Ascherman, Claes Wahlestedt, Ihsan Salloum

Research Symposium

Objective/Hypothesis: Bipolar disorder (BD) has the highest association with alcohol and other substance use disorders compared to other major psychiatric disorders. This patient population is particularly challenging to treat. We have previously shown that some patients with co-occurring alcohol use and bipolar disorders respond to the GABAergic agonist valproate (VPA), which is known to modulates the dopaminergic system, and also as an epigenetic modifier. Predictors of therapeutic response to VPA in patients with AUD/BD are not known, and the subgroup which would benefit from VPA is still to be identified. Recent evidence suggests that AUD promotes a pro-inflammatory state while …


Nursing Leadership Panel: The Relationship Between Moral Injury, Moral Resilience, And The Healthy Work Environment Among Icu Nurses: Implications For Nurse Leaders, Sarah Sumner 2023 Providence St. Joseph Health

Nursing Leadership Panel: The Relationship Between Moral Injury, Moral Resilience, And The Healthy Work Environment Among Icu Nurses: Implications For Nurse Leaders, Sarah Sumner

2023 South Division Nursing Research Conference

No abstract provided.


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