In conjunction with other researchers, all holding masters and doctorates, Dr. Wickman, the director of Vanguard’s nursing program, contributed work from her role as a research facilitator at St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton for the article. The article is titled: The Hospital Staff Nurse Perceptions of Competency to Care for Patients with Psychiatric or Behavioral Health Concerns.
Published in the September/October issue of the Journal for Nurses in Professional Development, the study features work between three sister ministries: St. Joseph, St. Jude and Mission Hospital. According to the article, after performing a survey of 844 nurses across the three locations, the research revealed “a lack of nurse confidence to intervene in situations that require de-escalation techniques and crisis communication.”
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