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CV - Dr. Virginia Vandall-Walker
Paternal postpartum depression: How can nurses help?
(Contemporary Nurse, 2010)
Men’s emotional health can be overlooked during their partner’s pregnancy and throughout the fi rst postpartum year. Postpartum depression, once expected only in new mothers, is now estimated to occur in 4–25% of new ...
Immunizing Children Who Fear and Resist Needles: Is it a Problem for Nurses?
(Nursing Forum, 2010)
Despite increasing evidence that immunization procedures can be stressful for children, little is known about what the experience of immunizing frightened and needle resistant children can be like for nurses. This article ...
When the Worst Imaginable Becomes Reality: The Experience of Child Custody Loss in Mothers Recovering from Addictions
(Janus Head http://www.janushead.org/, 2013)
This article describes findings from a qualitative study that investigated the lived experiences of four mothers recovering from crack cocaine addictions who lost custody of their children. The project was guided by feminist ...
Facilitating Constructivist Learning Environments Using Mind Maps and Concept Maps as Advance Organizers
(ournal for the Practical Application of Constructivist Theory in Education, 2013)
Constructivist learning environments, where facilitators build on what learners already know, are grounded in instructional scaffolding. Advance organizers such as mind maps and concept maps are scaffolds that provide ...
Supporting Persons with Developmental Disabilities and Co-occurring Mental Illness: An Action Research Project
(Canadian Journal of Psychiatric Nursing Research, 2013)
This paper presents findings from a naturalistic action research project that implemented a WrapAround mental health promotion activity with six individuals dually diagnosed with a developmental disability and mental ...
Asynchronous online peer assistance: Telephone messages of encouragement in post licensure nursing programs
(Journal of Peer Learning, 2012)
Peer assistance activities can strengthen online learning environments. And yet, like other professional adult learners, working post licensure nurses attending university part time to upgrade their credentials may have ...
How to uncover post-stroke depression.
(Nursing made Incredibly Easy!, 2010)
Often undetected, post-stroke depression occurs in at least one-third of stroke survivors. Nurses can help by recognizing and responding to patients who become depressed after experiencing a stroke. We fill you in ...
Becoming Socialized into a New Professional Role: LPN to BN Student Nurses’ Experiences with Legitimation
(Nursing Research and Practice, 2012-01)
This paper presents findings froma qualitative descriptive study that explored the professional socialization experiences of Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) who attended an online university to earn a Baccalaureate degree ...
Keeping clients safe on the night shift
(Mental Health Practice, 2013)
The night shift admission checklist helps night nurses to maintain a culture of safety when admitting a person to an inpatient mental health unit. Mental health symptoms can be pronounced on admission but, on night shift, ...